1981 VFL Grand Final


1981 VFL Grand Final

The 1981 VFL Grand Final took place on September 26, 1981 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between VFL clubs Carlton and Collingwood. It was a rematch between the two teams who competed in the 1979 Grand Final, with Carlton and Collingwood finishing the home and away season in first and second place respectively.

Captained by Mike Fitzpatrick, Carlton came back from a nine point half time deficit to win by 20 points, giving Collingwood their third successive Grand Final loss and their fourth in five years. At one stage late in the third quarter Collingwood had lead by 21 points after a burst of goals. Sheldon kicked the opening goal of the final quarter to get Carlton within four points and then Rod Ashman kicked one to put them in front. Collingwood scored just two points in the quarter and goals from Maclure and McKay sealed the win for Carlton.

Teams

Aussie rules team | title = Carlton
backpocket1 = Des English
fullback = Scott Howell
backpocket2 = Val Perovic
halfbackflank1 = Ken Hunter
centrehalfback = Bruce Doull
halfbackflank2 = Wayne Harmes
wing1 = Phil Maylin
centre = Greg Wells
wing2 = David Glascott
halfforwardflank1 = Peter Bosustow
centrehalfforward = Mark Maclure
halfforwardflank2 = Wayne Johnston
forwardpocket1 = David McKay
fullforward = Peter McConville
forwardpocket2 = Jim Buckley
ruck = Mike Fitzpatrick (c)
ruckrover = Ken Sheldon
rover = Rod Ashman
interchange1 = Alex Marcou
interchange2 = Mario Bortolotto
interchange3 =
interchange4 =
interchange5 =
interchange6 =
coach = David Parkin

Aussie rules team | title = Collingwood
backpocket1 = Ian Cooper
fullback = Peter McCormack
backpocket2 = Ray Byrne
halfbackflank1 = David Twomey
centrehalfback = Billy Picken
halfbackflank2 = Graeme Allan
wing1 = Ricky Barham
centre = Mark Williams
wing2 = Warwick Irwin
halfforwardflank1 = Peter Daicos
centrehalfforward = Craig Davis
halfforwardflank2 = Rene Kink
forwardpocket1 = Ray Shaw
fullforward = Ross Brewer
forwardpocket2 = Craig Stewart
ruck = Peter Moore (c)
ruckrover = Michael Taylor
rover = Tony Shaw
interchange1 = Stuart Atkin
interchange2 = Noel Lovell
interchange3 =
interchange4 =
interchange5 =
interchange6 =
coach = Tom Hafey

tatistics

core

*Attendance - 112,964

Goal kickers

Carlton:
*Ashman 3
*McKay 2
*Maclure 2
*Sheldon 2
*Buckley 1
*Harmes 1
*Johnston 1

Collingwood:
*Barham 2
*Williams 2
*Daicos 1
*Moore 1
*R.Shaw 1
*T.Shaw 1
*Stewart 1
*Taylor 1

Norm Smith Medal

Bruce Doull won the Norm Smith Medal for his efforts on the half back line.

ee also

* 1981 VFL season

References

* "The Official statistical history of the AFL 2004"

External links

* [http://www.blueseum.org/tiki-index.php?page=Grand+Final%2C+1981 Blueseum page on the Grand Final]


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