Collingwood has pulled off another miracle AFL win, consigning rival Carlton to the ultimate heartbreak as the Blues were knocked out of the top eight.
Classic Magpies comeback crushes Carlton’s AFL finals dream
Heartbroken Carlton has been denied a drought-breaking AFL finals berth by another Collingwood heist in a classic climax to the home-and-away season.
The Blues led by 24 points at three-quarter-time after an eight-goal third term but Collingwood stormed home yet again to snatch a thrilling one-point win.
Collingwood star Jamie Elliott kicked a classic match-winner for the second time at the MCG this season as the Magpies prevailed 11.9 (75) to 10.14 (74).
Elliott had the 88,287 fans – the biggest AFL crowd since the 2019 grand final – stunned as he slotted a running goal at the 26-minute mark, following on from a miracle major by teammate Beau McCreery a few minutes earlier.