Pies prevail in tense MCG contest
- TODAY’S LINE-UP from 12PM: Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, Leigh Matthews, Jimmy Bartel, Caroline Wilson and Jacqui Reed
Collingwood have prevailed by 19 points in a thrilling contest at the MCG.
In front of 69,289, Carlton were leading by as much as 11 points in the final term before the Pies stormed home, kicking the last five goals of the match.
You can’t split the teams at the main change, deadlocked at 36 a piece.
Charlie Curnow, Mitch McGovern and Jack Silvagni are all looking dangerous as the Blues attempt to bounce back from last week’s heavy loss to North Melbourne.
Jimmy Bartel said Carlton started to win the clearances in the second quarter
“They were able to take the game forward in the second quarter,” he told 3AW Football.
“Because Carlton were able to get first possession, it brought the likes of Curnow and Silvagni into the game.”
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It’s one of football’s most revered rivalries.
Fresh off comprehensively beating Port Adelaide last Friday night, Collingwood will be look to heap more misery on Carlton in the 257th meeting between two of the league’s traditional Victorian clubs.
As for the Blues, they’ll still be licking their wounds after being humbled by North Melbourne last Sunday.
Brendon Bolton’s side was unlucky not to beat Hawthorn two weeks ago but will need a sharp uplift in form if they hold out any hope of taking down one of the competition in-form sides this afternoon.
Make sure you join us from midday as Tim Lane, Tony Leonard and the team bring you all the action from the MCG.
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