June 25, 2024

Carlton legend Anthony Koutoufides expressed deep admiration for Jamie Elliott’s remarkable feat during Collingwood’s Anzac Day showdown with Essendon.

In the third quarter of the pulsating 85-85 draw, with Collingwood trailing by 10 points, Elliott soared over Essendon defender Ben McKay to secure a sensational mark within the forward 50.

The skilled forward’s grab was followed by a composed set-shot goal, narrowing the Magpies’ deficit to just one kick. Reflecting on the moment on Nine’s Today, Koutoufides lauded Elliott’s performance, likening it to some of the greatest marks in the sport’s history.

He emphasized the significance of Elliott’s achievement, particularly given the occasion, describing it as a standout moment that will be forever etched in memory.

Football pundits were left in awe as Jamie Elliott’s incredible mark unfolded on the iconic turf of the MCG. Channel 7 commentator James Brayshaw marveled at the spectacle, noting the feat’s significance over Ben McKay’s imposing figure.

Reflecting on the moment, Brayshaw emphasized the unparalleled nature of the mark, highlighting it as a quintessential example of the game’s finest moments. Garry Lyon, speaking on Fox Footy, predicted that Elliott’s extraordinary effort would forever be immortalized in Anzac Day highlight reels, suggesting it would be a tough act to follow for mark of the year.

AFL Nation caller Gerard Whateley echoed similar sentiments, labeling the mark as one that would be remembered for generations. Three-time All-Australian forward Eddie Betts concurred, asserting that Elliott’s remarkable achievement was deserving of mark of the year honors.

Notably, Elliott’s breathtaking mark occurred in the same pocket where he secured a match-winning goal against Essendon in round 19, 2022, further adding to the significance of the moment.

 

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