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Carlton held off a determined Fremantle team to win by 17 points at Optus Oval.

Round 9, 1997

Carlton 4.3 27 10.5 65 13.6 84 16.9 105
Fremantle 4.2 26 6.3 39 10.4 64 14.4 88
Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Sat 24-May-1997 Result: Carlton won by 17 points
Umpires: Kennedy. McBurney, Sexton Crowd: 18,274
Goalkickers: L.Whitnall, G.Manton 3, S.Kernahan, C.Bradley, L.O'Sullivan 2, A.Hickmott, S.Beaumont, J.Murphy, J.Anstey 1.
Best: C.Bradley, G.Williams, L.O'Sullivan, A.Hamill, P.Dean, A.McKay.
Reports: Nil Injuries: M.Allan. (shoulder)














Game Review

After an even first quarter, the Blues outscored the Dockers 6 goals to 2 in the second quarter. They increased their lead in the third quarter with another 3 goals, before the Dockers fought back with 4 goals, to be 20 points down at the final change. With Allan off injured, the Blues had no real ruck man to counter the Dockers, who would get within 3 points, before the Blues responded with 2 goals, to run out 17 point winners.

Luke O'Sullivan and Craig Bradley each had 26 possessions and 2 goals. Greg Williams had 23 while the promising Adam White had 18. Aaron Hamill and Peter Dean were strong in defence. Lance Whitnall and Glenn Manton each kicked 3 goals.

The win put Carlton into the 8.

Team

B: 9 Adrian Hickmott 1 Stephen Silvagni 35 Peter Dean
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 14 Michael Sexton 39 Ang Christou
C: 33 Matthew Hogg 2 Greg Williams 29 Simon Beaumont
HF: 30 Adam White 8 Lance Whitnall 27 Luke O'Sullivan
F: 22 Glenn Manton 4 Stephen Kernahan (c) 18 Justin Murphy
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 43 Anthony Koutoufides 21 Craig Bradley (vc)
Interchange: 36 Aaron Hamill 41 Jacob Anstey 20 Fraser Brown
Coach: David Parkin
In: Aaron Hamill Fraser Brown
Out: Adrian Whitehead Brett Ratten (both injured)


Brownlow Votes

3: Andrew Wills (FRE)
2: Luke O'Sullivan (CARL)
1: Aaron Hamill (CARL)

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