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Carlton lost to Fremantle by 18 points - Telstra Dome. Walker's 50th Game.

Round 17, 2006

Carlton1.4105.6 367.105213.1189
Fremantle3.6248.105814.13 8915.17107
Venue: Telstra Dome
Date: Sun 30 July, 2006, 2:10pm Result: Loss by 18 points
Umpires: J Schmitt, C Kamolins, K NichollsCrowd: 17,518
Goalkickers: Fevola 5, Koutoufides 2, Russell, Simpson, Walker, Waite, Whitnall, Wiggins
Reports: NilInjuries: Nil













Game Review

It was a forgettable, error riddled game for both sides, played before the smallest crowd of the year at Telstra Dome. Carlton had more of the ball but failed to make the most of its forward opportunities and frequently lacked targets due to flooding. It dominated play for the early part of the game but could only score points, while the Dockers goaled from their first forward entry and then took control of the match. At the final break they were 39 points up and appeared to be headed for a big victory. But the Blues fought back in the last quarter, kicking 6 goals to 1, to go down by a respectable 18 points.

Heath Scotland was the leading possession winner with 31. Kade Simpson and Andrew Walker, in his 50th game, had career highs of 28 and 27 respectively. Andrew Carrazzo also had 28. Brendan Fevola kicked 5 goals, including one from 60 m, to maintain his lead of the AFL goal kicking.

Team


B: 44 Andrew Carrazzo 32 Bret Thornton 17 Setanta Ó hAilpín
HB: 24 Nick Stevens (vc) 8 Lance Whitnall (vc) 1 Andrew Walker
C: 6 Kade Simpson 40 Adam Bentick 33 Ryan Houlihan
HF: 14 Brad Fisher 30 Jarrad Waite 43 Anthony Koutoufides (c)
F: 34 Simon Wiggins 25 Brendan Fevola 19 Eddie Betts
Ruck: 27 Chris Bryan 29 Heath Scotland 13 Luke Blackwell
Interchange:
20 Cory McGrath, 31 Jordan Bannister, 2 Jordan Russell, 11 Barnaby French
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Matthew Lappin Adrian Deluca Josh Kennedy
In: Simon Wiggins
Out: Josh Kennedy (omitted)


Milestones

50 Games: Andrew Walker
Interesting Fact: Walker would be Carlton's first Top Ten draft pick in our history to make it to 50 games, almost 20 years after the first draft

Brownlow Votes

3: Ryan Murphy (FRE)
2: Andrew Walker (CARL)
1: Matthew Pavlich (FRE)


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