Collingwood defeats Carlton by 21 factors to open spherical two of AFL

The Magpies has put an low season of tumult behind them to carry off arch rivals Carlton by 21 factors in a fast-paced conflict on the MCG.

Impressed by dynamite ahead Jordan De Goey and defender Darcy Moore, the Magpies carved by means of a leaky Blues defence whereas their very own back-half stood up admirably.

Collingwood survived a number of challenges from Carlton however the Magpies’ 30-point lead early within the second quarter proved sufficient as they gained their first match of the season 16.10 (106) to 13.7 (85).

The Blues dominated the third quarter and had alternatives to push in entrance however merely couldn’t penetrate a Moore-led Collingwood defence.

Carlton dominated the time period with 17 inside 50s to the Magpies’ eight entries, because the ball was camped deep close to the Blues’ objective for prolonged durations however have been unable to capitalise on the dominance.

Alternatively, Collingwood was way more environment friendly going ahead with its 48 inside 50s to the Blues’ 60.

Moore’s duel with Carlton’s Harry McKay was a must-watch, with the All-Australian defender the most effective gamers on the bottom regardless of the Blues spearhead slotting 4 majors.

De Goey once more confirmed that when he’s on track Collingwood hardly ever lose as he set the match alight with 4 first-half targets.

Fellow ahead Brody Mihocek popped up with three targets, together with the sealer late within the ultimate time period.

The underrated Jack Crisp had a career-best night time with 36 possessions for the Magpies, whereas All-Australian Taylor Adams was additionally excellent.

Collingwood do have an harm concern with dynamic ahead Jamie Elliott subbed out of the match within the second quarter with a suspected ankle harm after kicking two early targets.

His alternative Trey Ruscoe put in a serviceable cameo with a significant objective within the final quarter which broke a spirited Blues run.

Former Higher Western Sydney speedster Zac Williams made a powerful begin in his first match for the Blues however his influence waned as the competition wore on.

Jack Martin was Carlton’s finest with three targets, whereas Michael Gibbons bobbed up with some goal-of-the-year contenders.

The Blues, who entered the season filled with hype, once more droop to a 0-2 file which they’ve completed yearly since 2013.

AAP