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Carlton surprised with a 1 point win over top 4 team, the Giants. Kreuzer was clearly the best 'Giant' out there by a long way and took home 3 Brownlow Vtes

Round 12, 2017

Carlton 4.1 25 7.4 46 8.7 55 10.11 71
GWS 2.6 18 5.8 38 7.9 51 9.16 70
Venue: Docklands
Date: Sunday June 11, 2017
Result: Won by 1 point
Crowd: 23,194
Goalkickers: D. Cuningham 2, M. Wright 2, J.Silvagni, J. Lamb, L. Casboult, E. Curnow, B. Gibbs, M. Kreuzer 1.
Reports:
Umpires: J. Dalgeish, R. Findlay, M. Nicholls, R. O’Gorman
Injuries: A.Silvagni (left leg)
Ladder:


Game Review

..and with just on two minutes to go, Zac Fisher takes the ball 30 metres out, runs a few steps and slots....a BEHIND! OH NO! Is that enough? A one point margin going in to the death throes of the game against the ladder leading GWS Giants!? OMG!

But more on that later....

The Blues entered this Round 12 clash after three successive losses and a week off, and were sitting in 17th place ahead of only the Brisbane Lions. The GWS Giants super-team sat at the top, and boasted one of the best young midfields ever compiled. But the betting markets thought we were a chance at least, and 20000 odd Blues fans and about 200 Giants fans rocked up to Docklands to watch this 1 v 17 clash. Heading in the Blues had dropped Macreadie and Graham, and continued to manage Petrevski-Seton, and welcomed back Dale Thomas plus added Liam Jones and Jed Lamb for their first game of the year. Jones in particular would be of interest to the fans after two indifferent years on the list but a rich vein on form in the seconds that saw him deservedly selected...

The Blues opened strongly to score 4 goals in the first quarter and managed to maintain that ascendancy going in to the last quarter.

But the Giants came, inevitably, and with 5 minutes to go were in front. Levi Casboult took a mark and scored a behind to even the scores, before Fisher's grab and behind two minutes out. Against this Giants midfield we all thought we needed more!

In a tight last few minutes the Blues held the lead and as the Giants approached goals on the outer wing, the siren sounded, and a jubilant Carlton outfit had knocked off the top (near top) team.

Team


B: 44 Alex Silvagni 23 Jacob Weitering 22 Caleb Marchbank
HB: 20 Lachie Plowman 14 Liam Jones 6 Kade Simpson (vc)
C: 35 Ed Curnow 4 Bryce Gibbs 3 Marc Murphy (c)
HF: 13 Jed Lamb 41 Levi Casboult 39 Dale Thomas
F: 46 Matthew Wright 30 Charlie Curnow 19 Liam Sumner
Ruck: 8 Matthew Kreuzer 9 Patrick Cripps 15 Sam Docherty
Interchange: 1 Jack Silvagni 25 Zac Fisher 28 David Cuningham
31 Tom Williamson
Coach: Brendon Bolton
Emg: 5 Sam Petrevski-Seton, 16 Billie Smedts, 32 Nick Graham



Milestones

150 Games: Matthew Kreuzer
100 Goals (AFL): Matthew Wright
50 Games (AFL): Lachie Plowman
Rising Star Nominees: David Cuningham

Brownlow Votes

3. Matthew Kreuzer (CAR)
2. Dylan Shiel (GWS)
1. Lachie Whitfield (GWS)

Best & Fairest Votes (5 votes+)

Sam Docherty 12, Matthew Kreuzer 12, Liam Jones 10, Marc Murphy 9, David Cuningham 7, Matthew Wright 7, Bryce Gibbs 6, Lachie Plowman 6, Kade Simpson 6, Caleb Marchbank 5, Jacob Weitering 5


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