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Carlton defeated Essendon by 33 points - MCG. Fevola kicked 7.

Round 7, 2006

Carlton2.3157.54710.76717.9111
Essendon2.3154.6307.115311.1278
Venue: MCG
Date: Sun May 14, 2006, 2:10pm Result: Win by 33 points
Umpires: Sully, Head, Ellis Crowd: 32,976
Goalkickers: Fevola 7, Kennedy 2, Murphy 2, Stevens, Fisher, Saddington, Waite, Scotland, Bentick 1
Reports: NilInjuries: Fisher (shoulder)













Game Review

Carlton and its arch rival both entered this game with just one win each for the season, after 5 successive losses. For the loser, outright bottom of the ladder - and a week of being back page news in the footy press - awaited.

The Blues came away with a 33 point victory against an undermanned Essendon. Carlton were in front all day and always seemed to have the answers every time the Bombers challenged them. The Blues applied relentless pressure and forced its opponent into error, by winning the tackle count 76-47.

Brendan Fevola kicked 7 goals from 9 marks. Lance Whitnall was again dominant at centre-half-back, thrashing Lucas and was well supported by Bret Thornton. Nick Stevens, Heath Scotland, Adam Bentick, Ryan Houlihan and Marc Murphy all run hard and won plenty of the ball in the midfield. They used the ball better than their opponents in the wet conditions, contributing to goals either directly or indirectly. Second gamer Josh Kennedy kicked 2 goals and took 8 marks.

Team

B: 1 Andrew Walker 9 Jason Saddington 32 Bret Thornton
HB: 6 Kade Simpson 8 Lance Whitnall (vc) 29 Heath Scotland
C: 33 Ryan Houlihan 40 Adam Bentick 34 Simon Wiggins
HF: 30 Jarrad Waite 25 Brendan Fevola 24 Nick Stevens (vc)
F: 14 Brad Fisher 43 Anthony Koutoufides (c) 5 Josh Kennedy
Ruck: 10 Dylan McLaren 3 Marc Murphy 19 Eddie Betts
Interchange: 12 Matthew Lappin (vc) 20 Cory McGrath 26 Adrian Deluca
44 Andrew Carrazzo
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Jordan Bannister Barnaby French Trent Sporn
In: Adrian De Luca, Corey McGrath
Out: Jordan Bannister, Barnaby French


Brownlow Votes

3: Nick Stevens (CARL)
2: Brendan Fevola (CARL)
1: Heath Scotland (CARL)


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