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Carlton lost to St Kilda by 92 points - MCG

Round 8, 2006

Carlton 1.2 8 1.5 11 2.6 18 4.10 34
St Kilda 7.7 49 9.13 67 14.15 99 18.18 126
Venue: MCG
Date: Sun May 21 Result: Loss by 92 points
Umpires: M. Nicholls, K. Nicholls, Allen Crowd: 39,908
Goalkickers: Fevola 4
Reports: Nil Injuries: Waite (medial)













Game Review

After a solid and sometimes stirring performance in Round 7, the Blues faced up to horror team St Kilda - 'horror' as we had lost our last 6 matches to the Saints and had not beaten them since better times in 2001. In fact, the average losing margin in the past 3 encounters was 93 points. On top of all that, the Saints were coming off a disappointing loss and were under pressure to make up for that. They responded by coming out full of aggression, which the Blues were unable to match.

Other than the performances of Brendan Fevola up forward, who had the unusual honour of kicking every one of our only 4 goals and noticeable games from Simon Wiggins with 25 touches and Kade Simpson with 22, this game was to follow the same pattern. Many of the boys tried very hard but the Blues were simply outclassed and out-muscled by their more talented and physically stronger opponents. They were smashed at the clearances, could not counter the St Kilda defence and had no one to stop Nick Riewoldt, who would kick 9 goals 3 on form defenders Whitnall and Thornton, though he was not normally renowned for such accurate kicking.

Team


B: 34 Simon Wiggins 8 Lance Whitnall (vc) 32 Bret Thornton
HB: 1 Andrew Walker 9 Jason Saddington 33 Ryan Houlihan
C: 6 Kade Simpson 40 Adam Bentick 29 Heath Scotland
HF: 43 Anthony Koutoufides (c) 30 Jarrad Waite 3 Marc Murphy
F: 5 Josh Kennedy 25 Brendan Fevola 19 Eddie Betts
Ruck: 10 Dylan McLaren 24 Nick Stevens (vc) 44 Andrew Carrazzo
Interchange:
12 Matthew Lappin (vc), 20 Cory McGrath, 26 Adrian Deluca, 13 Luke Blackwell
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Jordan Bannister Troy Longmuir Trent Sporn
In: Luke Blackwell
Out: Brad Fisher (injured)


Milestones

Debut: Luke Blackwell
50 Games (Carlton): Nick Stevens

Brownlow Votes

3: Nick Riewoldt (STK)
2: Lenny Hayes (STK)
1: Robert Harvey (STK)


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