CarltonÂ defeatedÂ Collingwood in a fiercely fought battle by just eight points . Final scores were 22 points to 14 points. A large crowd of just under 20,000 excited fans went along to watch the game. The AFL were prepared for a large crowd after 2017 ‘s lockout when many disappointed fans had to be turned away due to large numbers of attendees. The AFL instigated an overflow area with a big screen TV installed, and seating, to provide fans with a viewing area in case of lockout.