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A massacre on a Sunday evening at the 'G - Essendon* triumphant by 81 points.

Round 3, 2014

Carlton 0.3 0.3 3.4 22 6.8 44 8.9 57
Essendon 6.3 39 10.6 66 16.8 104 21.12 138
Venue: MCG
Date: Sunday night April 6, 2014
Result: Lost by 81 points
Crowd: 62,730
Goalkickers: D. Ellard 2, T. Menzel 2, Z. Tuohy, J. Garlett, L. Henderson, M. Murphy 1.
Reports:
Umpires: C. Fleer, T. Pannell, J. Schmitt & N. Foot - N. Foot replaced J. Schmitt during the 1st quarter
Injuries:
Ladder: 15th


Game Review

Carlton’s appalling start to 2014 continued when Essendon put them to the sword on this Sunday evening at the MCG. Behind at every change, and individually and collectively beaten all over the ground, the beleaguered Blues slumped to 15th on the ladder, under a welter of criticism and with their finals hopes in tatters.

Concluding a horror week when Chris Judd and Matthew Kreuzer both succumbed to nagging injuries and were ruled out for extended periods, Carlton made two changes to the side beaten by Richmond in round 2. Brock McLean and Kane Lucas were axed, for the welcome return of the two Andrews; Walker and Carrazzo. Tom Bell was named as substitute.

In contrast to Carlton, Essendon had started the year impressively, although the black cloud of the ongoing ASADA investigation into their 2013 supplements program continued to hang over them. Having beaten North Melbourne, and almost beaten reigning premiers Hawthorn, the Bombers were entrenched in the top eight and looking to stay there. A crowd of almost 63,000 turned up, anticipating a close contest on an excellent night for football, but from the opening bounce it was all Essendon.

The Bombers kicked their first goal after two minutes of play, and from then on the ball was rarely outside their half of the field. They looked taller, heavier and faster than the Blues in most positions, and their poise under Carlton’s mediocre pressure stood out. Leading by six goals to nil at quarter-time, Essendon increased their lead during every quarter and eventually won by 81 points.

On an occasion bereft of highlights of any kind for Carlton supporters, the return of Carrazzo (23 disposals, 5 tackles) and Walker (27 possessions, 5 marks) was perhaps the only glimmer of consolation. Captain Marc Murphy, Bryce Gibbs and Kade Simpson tried hard to lift their side, and Rob Warnock won the individual ruck duels. Apart from that, it was a disaster that should be wiped from our memories as soon as possible.

Subs: Tom Bell replaced Simon White late in the third quarter (25 minute mark).

Team


B: 1 Andrew Walker 40 Michael Jamison (DVC) 43 Simon White
HB: 7 Dylan Buckley 42 Zach Tuohy 6 Kade Simpson (VC)
C: 35 Ed Curnow 44 Andrew Carrazzo (VC) 33 Andrejs Everitt
HF: 38 Jeff Garlett 30 Jarrad Waite 39 Dale Thomas
F: 17 Sam Rowe 23 Lachlan Henderson 13 Chris Yarran
Ruck: 11 Robert Warnock 4 Bryce Gibbs 3 Marc Murphy (Captain)
Interchange: 2 Troy Menzel 12 Mitch Robinson 46 David Ellard
Substitute: 28 Tom Bell
Emergencies: 9 Kane Lucas 14 Brock McLean 41 Levi Casboult
Coach: Mick Malthouse


Milestones

Interesting Fact: For the second week in a row, the opposition scores at quarter and half time were the same - 6.3.39 and 10.6.66.

Brownlow Votes

3. Paul Chapman, Essendon
2. Jackson Merrett, Essendon
1. Brendon Goddard, Essendon

Best & Fairest Votes

David Ellard 4, Michael Jamison 4, Andrew Carrazzo 2, Troy Menzel 1,

Ladder


Pos Team P W D L For Agn Stk Chg % Pts
1 West Coast 3 3 0 0 340 157 3W - 216.56 12
2 Hawthorn 3 3 0 0 366 256 3W U3 142.97 12
3 Geelong 3 3 0 0 299 225 3W U1 132.89 12
4 Essendon 3 2 0 1 323 207 1W U3 156.04 8
5 Port Adelaide 3 2 0 1 337 257 1L D2 131.13 8
6 GWS Giants 3 2 0 1 266 209 1W U2 127.27 8
7 Fremantle 3 2 0 1 282 222 1L D5 127.03 8
8 Gold Coast 3 2 0 1 240 217 1W U3 110.60 8
9 St Kilda 3 2 0 1 221 222 1L D3 99.55 8
10 North Melbourne 3 2 0 1 240 243 2W - 98.77 8
11 Sydney 3 1 0 2 270 259 1W U3 104.25 4
12 Richmond 3 1 0 2 265 273 1L D3 97.07 4
13 Collingwood 3 1 0 2 211 272 1L D1 77.57 4
14 Western Bulldogs 3 1 0 2 223 315 1W U3 70.79 4
15 Carlton 3 0 0 3 230 356 3L D2 64.61 0
16 Brisbane Lions 3 0 0 3 220 346 3L D1 63.58 0
17 Adelaide 3 0 0 3 225 380 3L D1 59.21 0
18 Melbourne 3 0 0 3 128 270 3L - 47.41 0

2014
Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Agst PA RI ES ME WB WC CO SK Bye AD BR GE HA GWS CO SK SY NM FR GC GE PA ES
Carlscr 87 86 57           ...                            
OppScr 120 98 138           ...                            
W/L -33 -12 -81           ...                            
Ladder 12 13 15                                        
% 72.5 79.36 64.6                                        





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