Carlton lost to Fremantle by 77 points - Subiaco

Round 13, 2007

Carlton5.4346.6 428.115913.1896
Fremantle4.32710.76718.8 11627.11173
Venue: Subiaco
Date: Sat 30 June 2007, 2:10pm Result: Loss by 77 points
Umpires: M Avon, G Fila, S McBurney Crowd: 36,307
Goalkickers: Waite 5, Young 2, Lappin, Ó hAilpín, Bentick, Hartlett, Fisher & Fevola
Reports: - Injuries: -

Game Review

The Dockers had been in the news for all the wrong reasons leading into this Round 13 game against Carlton - players Tarrant, Headland and Farmer were all being talked about for off-field performances, and the resignation of Demon Coach Neale Daniher saw much speculation about the tenure of Docker Coach Chris Connolly. Of course, the Blues had also copped a hiding - both in the recent game but also in the press. Which team would come out on top?

The Dockers began well with the opening 3 goals, one from a double-50 metre penalty against Brendan Fevola who would have a shocker of a day, and the others from precise passing into an open forward line. The Blues fought back magnificently with incoming Ross Young booting 2 opportunist goals, Setanta, Lappin and Bentick all kicking others. We would kick 5 of the next 6 goals to end the opening quarter up.

The game was up for grabs as the Dockers shot out of the blocks in the second with a series of similar goals - gather at half back, rotate the ball until a marking or running option was free up field, and then precise delivery. The Blues were clearly trying hard but were unable to match the movement forward. Adam Hartlett scored our only goal for the second quarter with a hard-fought goal - Harts was playing at Centre Half Forward in the match.

The last half was a continuation of the second quarter. Carlton's inability to stop momentum of our opponents - and their goal scoring with Freo racking up a record score against us - came to the fore. This was the 12th game in a row that Carlton would give up 100 points or more, moving us into the Top 10 of all time (after 25 games to Sydney, 1992 - 1993).

Stand-in Skipper, Jarrad Waite had a quiet first half but managed 4 last quarter consolation goals, but the Dockers kept on pulling ahead.

Overall, it was a disappointing game for the Blues - this was a massive loss to a team that sat deep in the Bottom 8. Until that last quarter our much vaunted forward firepower was very quiet with Fev, Waite and Fisher all well held. In fact, the most likely option up forward was second gamer Adam Hartlett (who scored his first goal for Carlton) and fourth gamer Ross Young, although mainly in the first half. Anthony Koutoufides topped the stats with 27 from the midfield, with support from Andrew Carrazzo, Kade Simpson and Adam Bentick.

In the wash-up the the game, Fevola would be disciplined by the Club in the face of some on-field discretions, and would face disciplinary action from the Club in the form of a 1 week 'holiday'.


B:23 Adam Hartlett 9 Jason Saddington 31 Jordon Bannister
HB: 29 Heath Scotland 32 Bret Thornton 4 Bryce Gibbs
C: 33 Ryan Houlihan 7 Adam Bentick 6 Kade Simpson
HF:34 Simon Wiggins 30 Jarrad Waite (a/c) 14 Brad Fisher
F: 17 Setanta Ó hAilpín 25 Brendan Fevola 19 Eddie Betts
Ruck: 11 Cain Ackland 44 Andrew Carrazzo 3 Marc Murphy
Interchange: 2 Jordan Russell 12 Matthew Lappin 41 Ross Young
43 Anthony Koutoufides
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: 5 Josh Kennedy, 13 Luke Blackwell, 18 Paul Bower
In: Eddie Betts , Adam Hartlett, Ross Young,
Out: Lance Whitnall (knee), Andrew Walker (shoulder), Luke Blackwell (omitted)


Stand-in Skipper: Jarrad Waite would take the reins as part of a Captaincy rotation in the absence of Lance Whitnall. This would be the only game in the mooted rotational captaincy that Waite would skipper, with Simpson taking the reins until the return of Whitnall.
Score Records: This is Fremantle's highest ever score and greatest ever winning margin over Carlton

Brownlow Votes

3. Des Headland, Fremantle
2. Matthew Pavlich, Fremantle
1. Jeff Farmer, Fremantle

Best and Fairest Votes

Andrew Carrazzo 25, Adam Hartlett 9, Adam Bentick, Anthony Koutoufides 8, Jarrad Waite 7, Kade Simpson 6, Ryan Houlihan 4, Marc Murphy, Ross Young 3, Bryce Gibbs 2

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