Courageous Silvagni inspires Blues in emotional win


Jack Silvagni has fought again tears after Carlton recorded a spectacular comeback win over arch-rivals Collingwood simply days after the dying of his legendary grandfather, Sergio.

Silvagni kicked a objective and picked up 15 disposals, battling Pies star Brodie Grundy within the ruck at instances because the Blues secured a 13. 13. (91) to 9. 8. (62) win on the MCG with a livid fourth quarter surge.

Trailing Collingwood by eight factors at three-quarter-time, David Teague’s facet shocked the Magpies by reeling off six unanswered targets within the last time period, with Coleman Medal chief Harry McKay nailing 4 majors himself.

Silvagni nailed his objective within the second quarter when the Blues had been beneath siege and instantly pointed to the heavens and kissed the black armband he was carrying on his left arm in honour of the fallen Carlton icon.

After the siren, Silvagni’s feelings boiled over as he was seen in tears whereas being consoled by teammate Liam Stocker.

“It is an emotional day for Jack Silvagni,” lead commentator James Brayshaw mentioned on the Seven Community’s protection of the match.

“Such an enormous a part of the household misplaced in the course of the week.”

Silvagni was closely praised on social media for placing in a efficiency that might have mate his late grandfather extraordinarily proud

With co-captains Patrick Cripps and Sam Docherty each out of the Carlton facet, midfield star Sam Walsh put in maybe his most dominant efficiency.

Walsh was unstoppable all through the match, however was particularly dominant within the last quarter and completed with a game-high 39 disposals, 15 of them contested, whereas working at 80 per cent disposal effectivity.

The previous No.1 decide was ably assisted within the center by Matthew Kennedy, who added 26 disposals, seven tackles, six clearances and a objective in a well-rounded midfield efficiency.

Collingwood’s efforts had been led by Jordan De Goey, who continued his good kind within the midfield with 31 disposals and 12 marks.

The win retains Carlton’s transient finals hopes alive with the Blues simply 4 factors adrift of the ninth-placed Essendon with a match towards North Melbourne on deck subsequent week.

Collingwood is at present scheduled to journey to Adelaide to face Port Adelaide on Friday evening, however all fixtures are but to be confirmed amid the present COVID-19 local weather across the nation.

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