|Date: Sunday, 20 April 2008, 1:10pm||Result: Won by 33 points|
|Umpires: Schmitt, Stewart, Stevic.||Crowd: 44,759|
|Goalkickers: B.Fevola 7, C.Judd 3, B.Fisher, M.Kreuzer, M.Murphy, D.Pfeiffer, S.Ó hAilpín 1.|
|Reports: Thornton (Carlton) Whelan (Melbourne)||Injuries: Gibbs (replaced in selected side by Bentick), Bannister (hamstring).|
Game ReviewCarlton's dominant second term, and our big defensive effort of keeping Melbourne goalless throughout the middle quarters, saw the Blues get home comfortably against the Demons at the MCG.
In was a game of surges - Carlton scored the first three goals, before Melbourne hit back with four of their own to hit the lead. The Blues then piled on the next nine majors, setting up a margin of 49 points with one quarter to go. The Demons finished off better, but by then the game was well and truly finished as a contest. The final margin was 33 points, as the Blues won their second match in a row and broke our 'clash strip' hoodoo at last.
In the third quarter, Brendan Fevola scored a goal after he was awarded a free without the ball being bounced in the centre square. This doesn't happen very often, with the only other similar occurrences in our collective memories at the Blueseum being Greg Kennedy at Kardinia Park in round 1, 1975 and Luke O'Sullivan in the 1994 Semi Final, also against Geelong.
|B:||40 Michael Jamison||30 Jarrad Waite||32 Bret Thornton|
|HB:||44 Andrew Carrazzo||18 Paul Bower||31 Jordan Bannister|
|C:||6 Kade Simpson||5 Chris Judd (c)||29 Heath Scotland|
|HF:||3 Marc Murphy||14 Brad Fisher||16 Shaun Grigg|
|F:||28 Cameron Cloke||25 Brendan Fevola||19 Eddie Betts|
|Ruck:||8 Matthew Kreuzer||10 Richard Hadley||24 Nick Stevens|
|Interchange:||2 Jordan Russell||7 Adam Bentick||17 Setanta Ó hAilpín|
|36 Darren Pfeiffer|
|Emg:||4 Bryce Gibbs, 23 Adam Hartlett, 27 Dennis Armfield,|
MilestonesInteresting Fact: This was the 200th Game between Carlton and Melbourne
Interesting Fact: Carlton's Assistant Coach Mark Riley coached the Demons the last two times these two teams played.
Brownlow Votes3. Chris Judd, Carlton
2. Jarrad Waite, Carlton
1. Brendan Fevola, Carlton
Best and Fairest Votes42 Chris Judd, 37 Brendan Fevola, 35 Andrew Carrazzo, 27 Jarrad Waite, 20 Heath Scotland, 14 Richard Hadley, 10 Matthew Kreuzer, 6 Cameron Cloke, Bret Thornton, 5 Marc Murphy, Michael Jamison
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