The Blues win 7 in a row to hit the top 5. Could we finally play finals?

Round 21, 2023

Carlton 2.4 16 3.4 22 6.7 43 10.13 73
St Kilda 3.1 19 7.2 44 8.3 51 8.6 54
Venue: Marvel Stadium.
Date: Sunday August 6, 2023 (3.20pm)
Result: Won by 19 points
Crowd: 42,656
Goalkickers: J. Motlop 2.1, B. Acres 2.0, M. Owies 1.2, T. De Koning 1.1, D. Cuningham 1.0, C. Curnow, 1.0, P. Dow 1.0, J. Martin 1.0, S. Docherty 0.3, M. Cottrell 0.2, Rushed 0.4.
Umpires: 1 - Chris Donlon, 10 - Robert O'Gorman, 18 - Ray Chamberlain, 37 - Martin Rodger
Ladder: 5th

Game Review

In-and-out Blue still has plenty to offer
Out-of-contract midfielder Paddy Dow made a statement on Sunday, producing his best performance of the year to show Carlton he still has plenty to offer. The oft-maligned third overall pick from the 2017 draft has been linked with an off-season move, having struggled for AFL opportunities in 2023. Sunday's clash with St Kilda was only his seventh game of the season, five of which have come as the sub, and he only won his spot after Sam Walsh, Adam Cerra and Matt Kennedy missed out due to injury. But the 23-year-old delivered with 22 disposals including seven clearances, 10 contested possessions and the goal to put the Blues ahead in the final quarter. It remains to be seen what role Dow plays when the aforementioned trio of midfielders return, but Sunday's performance was exactly what the Blues needed to see from him - and could just increase his value on the trade market - Ben Somerford


B: 23 Jacob Weitering 17 Brodie Kemp 22 Caleb Marchbank
HB: 25 Zac Fisher 22 Caleb Marchbank 42 Adam Saad
C: 14 Ollie Hollands 9 Patrick Cripps (c) 13 Blake Acres
HF: 44 Matt Owies 28 David Cuningham 46 Matthew Cottrell
F: 12 Tom De Koning 30 Charlie Curnow 21 Jack Martin
Ruck: 27 Marc Pittonet 29 George Hewett 15 Sam Docherty
Interchange: 2 Paddy Dow 3 Jesse Motlop 8 Lachie Fogarty
39 Alex Cincotta
Substitute: 35 Ed Curnow
Coach: Michael Voss
Emergencies: 32 Jaxon Binns 36 Josh Honey 38 Sam Durdin

In: Ed Curnow & Zac Fisher
Out: Adam Cerra & Mitch McGovern (both injured)

Substitute: Ed Curnow (replaced Lachie Fogarty in 4th Quarter).


50th Game (AFL) : Lachie Fogarty
Rising Star Nominees: Oliver Hollands


7 Blake Acres (CARL)
6 Zac Fisher (CARL)
5 Patrick Cripps (CARL)
5 Nic Newman (CARL)
3 Jacob Weitering (CARL)
2 Tom De Koning (CARL)
1 Callum Wilkie (STK)
1 Mason Wood (STK)

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