AFL Round 15: Collingwood v Carlton
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AFL Round 15: Collingwood v Carlton

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FULL TIME - Collingwood 13.13 (91) defeated Carlton 11.10 (76)

Collingwood controlled the scoreboard and dominated the stats but still needed a late Steele Sidebottom goal to secure victory against Carlton at the MCG on Sunday night. 

Carlton trailed by 23 points at the last change and had closed to within nine points when Ben Kennedy picked off a cross-field pass from Ed Curnow and handed off to Steele Sidebottom, who booted the back-breaking goal. 

Sidebottom collected 33 possessions and kicked two goals while Dane Swan (30), Taylor Adams (27) and Scott Pendlebury (24, two goals) were other high ball winners. 

Curnow (28 touches), Chris Judd (27) and Kade Simpson (26) were Carlton's top ball winners. 

Mitch Robinson was reported for striking Taylor Adams while Dayne Beams was reported for an incident where he appeared to strike Ed Curnow. 

Jamie Elliott left the game with a suspected upper leg injury. 

The crowd at the MCG for the Sunday night game was 40,936. 

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FULL TIME - COLL 13.13 (91) CARL 11.10 (76)

Siren denies Daisy Thomas a mark inside forward 50m. All over and Collingwood win! 

Boos ring around the MCG. 

Q4 31.00 - COLL 13.13 (91) CARL 11.10 (76)

The fans here are getting a "Coll-Ing-Woooood" chant going.

Young breaks off half back but the umpire busts him for running 15m without a bounce. 

Q4 29.00 - COLL 13.13 (91) CARL 11.10 (76)

Just 1.35 to go now. 

Ball in dispute on half back for Collingwood.

Out for a boundary throw-in. 

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Q4 27.00 - COLL 13.13 (91) CARL 11.10 (76)

Hospital kick across the face of goal from Curnow!

He was looking for Simpson in the corridor but it was picked off easily by Kennedy!

He hands off to Sidebottom 45m out from goal...Sidebottom kicks it into a vacant goalsquare where it bounces through!

What a way to lose it!

What a way for Sidebottom to win it!

Just 2.28 to go. 

Q4 26.30 - COLL 12.13 (85) CARL 11.10 (76)

Carlton going forward...Everitt snaps it from the top of 50m to the goalsquare...Menzel is one on two and can't take possession under pressure. 

Collingwood clear around the wing. 

Cloke with a big mark to relieve pressure! 

Cloke drives it to the forward 50m...Macaffer buried but no free for in the back. 

Kennedy picks up the ball and hands it to Beams who goes to the goalsquare.

Players wrestling over a loose ball...Judd comes away with the ball and gets it outside defensive 50m. 

Free kick to Carlton on half back. 

Q4 25.00 - COLL 12.13 (85) CARL 11.10 (76)

Series of stoppages in Carlton's forward 50m. 

Ball scrambled outside 50m and wrapped up for another bounce. 

4.22 to go. 

Q4 22.45 - COLL 12.13 (85) CARL 11.10 (76)

Tonight's crowd is 40,936. The smallest Carlton-Collingwood MCG crowd since 1921. 

The cynic in me suggests we'll be watching this game at Etihad Stadium next year then! 

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Q4 21.45 - COLL 12.13 (85) CARL 11.10 (76)

Docherty scrambles the ball from the right forward pocket to Menzel in the corridor!

Just four possessions for Menzel tonight so hopefully he's warm!

He's only 20m out in front...Menzel kicks the goal!

The Blues are getting close! 6.01 to go on the count-down clock. 

Q4 20.30 - COLL 12.13 (85) CARL 10.10 (70)

Some willing tackles on the half-forward flank for Collingwood.

Pies perhaps unlucky not to get a free on a couple of occasions, it's wrapped up for a bounce. 

Carlton clear from the stoppage via Murphy. 

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