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Round 12, 2019         Carlton concede the first 6 goals but destroy the Lions in the second half to take the points, in Teague's first game as Coach

Round 12, 2019

Carlton 0.3 3 3.4 22 8.9 57 11.12 78
Brisbane Lions 3.3 21 6.4 40 8.5 53 9.9 63
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne.
Date: Saturday 8th June, 2019 (1.45 pm).
Result: Won by 15 points.
Crowd: 32,211
Goalkickers: P. Cripps 4, C. Curnow 3, M. Gibbons 2, M. McGovern, L. O'Brien 1.
Reports: Nil
Umpires: Eleni Glouftsis, Andrew Mitchell, Mathew Nicholls, Nathan Williamson.
Injuries: L. O'Brien (left leg)
Ladder: 18th


Game Review

Inspirational Cripps leads Blues to stunning comeback win
Carlton has climbed off the canvas in David Teague's first game in charge, coming from behind to defeat Brisbane by 15 points at Marvel Stadium. The Blues conceded the first six goals of Saturday's game before mounting a Patrick Cripps-inspired comeback to prevail 11.12 (78) to 9.9 (63), less than a week after sacking fourth-year coach Brendon Bolton. Cripps became just the 9th player in AFL history to record 38+ disposals and 4+ goals in the same game in a dominant best on ground performance which also included 8 clearances and 16 contested possessions. Ed Curnow (30 disposals, eight clearances) was also influential in the midfield and helped to quell the influence of Brisbane ball magnet Lachie Neale, while younger brother Charlie booted three goals in his best game of the season. The brilliant skipper put the result beyond doubt in the dying minutes when he soared out of a pack and kicked truly for his fourth major.

Sam Walsh showed why he is the favourite for the NAB AFL Rising Star award with 32 possessions in the best performance of his budding career. Neale racked up 24 disposals to half-time but managed just seven after Curnow went to him in the second half. After witnessing North Melbourne upset Richmond in Rhyce Shaw's first game in charge, Carlton fans were hoping their own caretaker coach would conjure something similar. But six minutes into the second quarter, Brisbane held a six-goal lead and the Blues were yet to kick a major. The Blues had 10 of the first 11 inside-50s but continued to waste their opportunities, allowing Brisbane to seize the momentum. Quick goals to Charlie Cameron, Neale and Hugh McCluggage extended the Lions' lead to six goals before Michael Gibbons finally put the Blues on the board at the 12-minute mark of the second term. Having reduced the margin to three goals at half-time, the Blues came out firing in the third quarter as Cripps booted two goals in quick succession. Mitch McGovern then took a strong contested mark and kicked truly to put Carlton ahead and pave the way for a much-needed victory. Key defender Harris Andrews held Harry McKay goalless and was among Brisbane's best but the Lions were well-beaten in the midfield. Looked set to come through the match unscathed until Lochie O'Brien was caught in a gang tackle in the fourth term and hurt his left leg. He limped from the field under the aid of two trainers. Carlton will be confident of logging a second straight victory when it faces the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium next Saturday night, while Brisbane will have the bye to lick its wounds. - Michael Ramsay.

Best; P. Cripps, E. Curnow, J. Weitering, S. Walsh, C. Curnow, Z. Fisher, M. Gibbons.

Note; the AFL ran with four field umpires for this clash with the Brisbane Lions.

Team

B: 41 Levi Casboult 20 Lachie Plowman 22 Caleb Marchbank
HB: 6 Kade Simpson 23 Jacob Weitering 24 Nic Newman
C: 43 Will Setterfield 9 Patrick Cripps (c) 4 Lochie O'Brien
HF: 35 Ed Curnow 30 Charlie Curnow 28 David Cunningham
F: 10 Harry McKay 11 Mitch McGovern 40 Michael Gibbons
Ruck: 8 Matthew Kreuzer 18 Sam Walsh 25 Zac Fisher
Interchange: 1 Jack Silvagni 2 Paddy Dow 5 Sam Petrevski-Seton
39 Dale Thomas
Coach: David Teague
Emg: 7 Matthew Kennedy, 19 Angus Schumacher, 27 Matthew Lobbe, 29 Cam Polson


In: Kade Simpson, Dale Thomas, Mitch McGovern, Lochie O'Brien
Out: Liam Stocker (foot), Darcy Lang (hip), Matthew Kennedy (omitted), Alex Fasolo (omitted)

AFLCA Votes

10 - Patrick Cripps (CARL)
6 - Jacob Weitering (CARL)
6 - Sam Walsh (CARL)
5 - Ed Curnow (CARL)
2 - Harris Andrews (BL)
1 - Michael Gibbons (CARL)

Milestones

First game (Coach): David Teague

Brownlow Votes


Best and Fairest Votes



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