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Round 2, 2007         Carlton lost to Geelong by 78 points - Telstra Dome

Round 2, 2007

Carlton 3.2 20 5.6 36 7.9 51 12.12 84
Geelong 4.6 30 10.8 68 19.13 127 24.18 162
Venue: Telstra Dome
Date: Saturday, 7th April 2007, 7:10 PM Result: Loss by 78 points
Umpires: Farmer, Hendrie & Kennedy Crowd: 41,113
Goalkickers: E Betts 3 B Fisher 2 A Carrazzo 2 A Walker M Murphy L Whitnall C Ackland N Stevens 1
Reports: Nil Injuries: J Russell (cut head)














Game Review

After winning 5 straight games since the beginning of the Pre-season, and with Geelong coming off a disappointing round-one loss, the Blues winning run to start 2007 came to a disappointing end. Despite a fast-paced and action packed opening quarter, which raised the eyebrows of many a Carlton fan not only for the frantic pace of the game, but how good we looked in playing it, the Blues were poleaxed by the Cats who looked to be at their best.

Indeed, Geelong scored their highest score for and their greatest winning margin against Carlton in this match, beating their previous best that was set in 1925 and 1933. The Blues proved no match for the Cats and were beaten all over the ground. Heath Scotland, Marc Murphy and Andrew Walker tried hard, all racking up then career highs of 37, 30 and 28 possessions respectively, while #1 draft pick Bryce Gibbs showed some encouraging signs of his class in his second AFL game.

Over the first part of 2007, the Cats would show that they were a premiership threat with many more efforts like this one. In hindsight, the Blues loss to the Cats may not have been as bad as it appeared.

Team


B: 29 Heath Scotland 17 Setanta Ó hAilpín 32 Bret Thornton
HB: 4 Bryce Gibbs 30 Jarrad Waite 6 Kade Simpson
C: 1 Andrew Walker 24 Nick Stevens 2 Jordan Russell
HF: 3 Marc Murphy 8 Lance Whitnall (c) 14 Brad Fisher
F: 5 Josh Kennedy 25 Brendan Fevola 19 Eddie Betts
Ruck: 28 Cameron Cloke 33 Ryan Houlihan 7 Adam Bentick
Interchange:12 Matthew Lappin 44 Andrew Carrazzo 34 Simon Wiggins
11 Cain Ackland
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: 16 Shaun Grigg 23 Adam Hartlett 13 Luke Blackwell

-* NO CHANGE


Milestones

Score Records: This is Geelong's highest ever score and greatest winning margin against Carlton
Score Records: This is the first of a record 24 games in a row, plus a record 21 games in a single season, in which Carlton conceded 100 points or more

Brownlow Votes

3. David Wojinscki (Geelong)
2. Joel Corey (Geelong)
1. Matthew Scarlett (Geelong)

Best and Fairest Votes

Bryce Gibbs 21, Heath Scotland 18, Marc Murphy 17, Andrew Walker 8, Ryan Houlihan 5, Simon Wiggins, Andrew Carrazzo 3


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