|Venue: The Dome|
|Date: Fri April 29, 2005 (night)||Result: Win by 6 points|
|Umpires: Allen, McLaren, Jeffery||Crowd: 49,018|
|Goalkickers: Waite 5, Betts 3, Whitnall 2, Johnson, Deluca, Lappin 1|
|Injuries: Carrazzo (calf), Chambers (knee), Camporeale (knee)||Reports: Nil|
Game ReviewLittle did fans realise that these two teams would virtually play off for the spoon later in the season, for in this Round 6 game both sets of fans still had their fair share of expectation. The Blues, coming off the Wizard Cup win and 5 main season games with margins no greater than 20 points, needed to win to keep close to the top 8, and there was much talk about the fitness and youth of the Hawthorn list.
The Blues started horribly as Luke Hodge controlled the midfield. The French / Everitt dual was, as always, great to watch for two guys contrasting in styles. Carlton, without Fevola for 2 weeks due to suspension, returned Lance Whitnall to the forward line to partner rising star Jarrad Waite. Andrew Carrazzo has his hands full with surprise packet Mark Williams, who would kick the Hawks clear. Barker would kick a goal too before hurting himself.
The Blues warmed up a bit in the second term as the game became a run down the wing affair, with minimal contested possession and lots of flooding. But the Hawks would maintain their margin until the last change, despite the best efforts of Waite with 4 goals.
A 6 goal to 2 last quarter gave the Blues victory by a goal, after trailing by 3 goals at the final change, Whitnall, who was hardly sighted all night, kicked two quick goals inside five minutes and Waite continued his great night with his fifth major. Eddie Betts' second from a tackle (from memory) put us in front, but the Hawks would again score to take the lead. However, Betts bagged his third and Matthew Lappin marked and goaled to snatch back the lead. Missed shots to Hawthorn to end the game left us 6 points up.
The game was famous for the Waite and Betts show, with 8 between them, highlighting strong years for these two. Whitnall would be quiet up forward, with his move back to defence only a few more weeks away. Nick Stevens was our best midfielder with 26 possessions.
Unfortunately for Blues fans, the next victory in 2005 would be many weeks away.
|B:||44 Andrew Carrazzo||32 Bret Thornton||36 Trent Sporn|
|HB:||33 Ryan Houlihan||15 David Teague||34 Simon Wiggins|
|C:||16 Scott Camporeale (vc)||24 Nick Stevens||29 Heath Scotland|
|HF:||12 Matthew Lappin||8 Lance Whitnall||1 Andrew Walker|
|F:||26 Adrian Deluca||30 Jarrad Waite||19 Eddie Betts|
|Ruck:||11 Barnaby French||43 Anthony Koutoufides (c)||31 Jordan Bannister|
|10 Brett Johnson, 6 Kade Simpson, 21 Troy Longmuir, 22 Callum Chambers|
|Emg:||Glen Bowyer||Karl Norman||Ian Prendergast|
|In:||Jordan Bannister, Eddie Betts, Heath Scotland, Kade Simpson|
|Out:||Brendan Fevola (suspended), Glen Bowyer, Justin Davies, Karl Norman|
Milestones300 Goals: Lance Whitnall
50 Games (Carlton Coach): Denis Pagan
Losing Streaks: This was Carlton's last win over Hawthorn for over a decade, culminating in Round 22, 2017
Brownlow Votes3: Jarrad Waite (CARL)
2: Luke Hodge (HAW)
1: David Teague (CARL)
Best & Fairest VotesJarrad Waite (44), Simon Wiggins (34), Heath Scotland (29), David Teague (28), Barnaby French (25), Eddie Betts, Anthony Koutoufides (24), Brett Johnson, Nick Stevens (23), Bret Thornton (21), Jordan Bannister (12), Andrew Walker (11), Ryan Houlihan (5), Callum Chambers, Lance Whitnall (4)
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