|Date:||Saturday August 19, 2017 (night)|
|Result:||Won by 7 points|
|Goalkickers:||J. Lamb 2, J. Pickett 2, L. Casboult 2, B. Gibbs, M. Wright, D. Thomas, Z. Fisher, C. Curnow, M. Kreuzer 1.|
|Umpires:|| C. Fleer, S. McInerney, A. Stephens*
Game ReviewThe Blues took on the Hawks at Docklands in the last minutes of the 2017 season for both Clubs. At selection, the Blues welcomed back Ciaran Byrne for retiring Blue Dennis Armfield. The week was filled with the reminiscing over the Grand Final, 1987 Flag against these two great Clubs; the Hawks' heyday were much closer than ours had been. History had a sore point too - we hadn't beaten these guys since 2005.
It was a sprightly start for the Blues who controlled the first few minutes. Gibbs thought he'd goaled from a kick off the ground, only for it to be touched, before a free and 50 gave him the next bite of the cherry. Follow up goals to Matthew Wright from the boundary, Dale Thomas from the goalsquare and then Casboult from a mark saw us up by 3 goals at quarter time. Pickett and Fisher were everywhere....
A lift in intensity in the second, combined with some bewildering non-decisions against the Ump-loved Hawks saw the game tighten up considerably. We made some mistakes and became stuck in the D50 but goals to Zac Fisher and Charlie Curnow saw us maintain a slight ascendancy at the half.
A very tight tussle in the third and fourth ensued, but Carlton regained the lead in the third before finishing 7 points up as the siren sounded. 8 losses in a row was forgotten as a surging Blues outfit filled with youth and run - no less so than Jarrod Pickett and Blaine Boekhorst who were dangerous all night - trumped for the night!
|B:||15 Sam Docherty||14 Liam Jones||23 Jacob Weitering|
|HB:||38 Ciaran 'Casey' Byrne||20 Lachie Plowman||31 Tom Williamson|
|C:||46 Matthew Wright||4 Bryce Gibbs||12 Blaine Boekhorst|
|HF:||39 Dale Thomas||41 Levi Casboult||33 Jarrod Pickett|
|F:||13 Jed Lamb||30 Charlie Curnow||25 Zach Fisher|
|Ruck:||8 Matthew Kreuzer||5 Sam Petrevski-Seton||3 Marc Murphy (c)|
|Interchange:||1 Jack Silvagni||6 Kade Simpson (vc)||11 Sam Kerridge|
|16 Billie Smedts|
|Emg:||18 Kristian Jaksch, 27 Dennis Armfield, 32 Nick Graham|
MilestonesInteresting Fact: This was Carlton's first win over the Hawks for over a decade! Our last win was against them back in Round 6, 2005
First wins v Hawthorn: The whole team, except Kade Simpson.... yes, this was the first win over the Hawks for Kruezer, Murphy & Gibbs..... incredible....
Interesting Fact: The starting interchange bench was all 1's & 6's (1 Silvagni, 6 Simpson, 11 Kerridge & 16 Smedts)
Brownlow Votes3. Tom Mitchell (HAW)
2. Marc Murphy (CAR)
1. Sam Docherty (CAR)
Best & Fairest Votes (5 votes+)Sam Docherty 12, Liam Jones 12, Jed Lamb 12, Marc Murphy 10, Jarrod Pickett 8, Charlie Curnow 7, Kade Simpson 7, Lachie Plowman 6, Jacob Weitering 6, Ciaran 'Casey' Byrne 5, Zac Fisher 5, Matthew Kreuzer 5, Matthew Wright 5
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