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Round 5, 2008         Carlton defeated Melbourne by 33 points at the MCG. Fevola kicked 7, and the Blues had won two in a row.

Round 5, 2008

Carlton3.32110.66612.108215.11101
Melbourne1.394.5294.9339.1468
Venue: MCG
Date: Sunday, 20 April 2008, 1:10pm Result: Won by 33 points
Umpires: Schmitt, Stewart, Stevic. Crowd: 44,759
Goalkickers: B.Fevola 7, C.Judd 3, B.Fisher, M.Kreuzer, M.Murphy, D.Pfeiffer, S.Ó hAilpín 1.
Reports: Thornton (Carlton) Whelan (Melbourne) Injuries: Gibbs (replaced in selected side by Bentick), Bannister (hamstring).













Game Review

Carlton's dominant second term, and our big defensive effort of keeping Melbourne goalless throughout the middle quarters, saw the Blues get home comfortably against the Demons at the MCG.

In was a game of surges - Carlton scored the first three goals, before Melbourne hit back with four of their own to hit the lead. The Blues then piled on the next nine majors, setting up a margin of 49 points with one quarter to go. The Demons finished off better, but by then the game was well and truly finished as a contest. The final margin was 33 points, as the Blues won their second match in a row and broke our 'clash strip' hoodoo at last.

In the third quarter, Brendan Fevola scored a goal after he was awarded a free without the ball being bounced in the centre square. This doesn't happen very often, with the only other similar occurrences in our collective memories at the Blueseum being Greg Kennedy at Kardinia Park in round 1, 1975 and Luke O'Sullivan in the 1994 Semi Final, also against Geelong.


Team


B:40 Michael Jamison 30 Jarrad Waite 32 Bret Thornton
HB: 44 Andrew Carrazzo 18 Paul Bower 31 Jordan Bannister
C: 6 Kade Simpson 5 Chris Judd (c) 29 Heath Scotland
HF: 3 Marc Murphy 14 Brad Fisher 16 Shaun Grigg
F: 28 Cameron Cloke 25 Brendan Fevola 19 Eddie Betts
Ruck: 8 Matthew Kreuzer 10 Richard Hadley 24 Nick Stevens
Interchange: 2 Jordan Russell 7 Adam Bentick 17 Setanta Ó hAilpín
36 Darren Pfeiffer
Coach: Brett Ratten
Emg: 4 Bryce Gibbs, 23 Adam Hartlett, 27 Dennis Armfield,


Milestones

Interesting Fact: This was the 200th Game between Carlton and Melbourne
Interesting Fact: Carlton's Assistant Coach Mark Riley coached the Demons the last two times these two teams played.

Brownlow Votes

3. Chris Judd, Carlton
2. Jarrad Waite, Carlton
1. Brendan Fevola, Carlton

Best and Fairest Votes

42 Chris Judd, 37 Brendan Fevola, 35 Andrew Carrazzo, 27 Jarrad Waite, 20 Heath Scotland, 14 Richard Hadley, 10 Matthew Kreuzer, 6 Cameron Cloke, Bret Thornton, 5 Marc Murphy, Michael Jamison


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