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Round 1, 2019         Carlton lost to Richmond by 33 points at the MCG. After a poor first quarter, the 'New Blues' started to kick back in...

Round 1, 2019

Carlton 0.1 1 4.4 28 8.8 56 9.10 64
Richmond 5.4 34 7.8 50 10.9 69 14.13 97
Venue: MCG
Date: Thursday, 21 March (N) 7.20 pm
Result: Lost by 33 points.
Crowd: 85,016
Goalkickers: H. McKay 2, M. McGovern, Z. Fisher, M. Murphy, N. Newman, C. Curnow, A. Fasolo, D. Thomas 1.
Reports: L. Jones (Carl) international conduct with low impact to the body J. Reiwoldt (Rich), resulting in a $2,000 sanction with an early plea
Umpires: S. Meredith, R. Findlay, C. Fleer
Injuries: Nil
Ladder: 14th

Game Review

Carlton lost to Richmond in the season opener at the MCG. Quarter by quarter summaries are below:

1st Quarter: Richmond dominate the quarter with sure hands in open play, whereas Carlton fumble the ball under pressure, Charlie Curnow being guilty of this with three fumbles. Richmond were set free to run the ball in open play, with too many loose men across the ground. A generally nervous start from our boys, it’s not nice to write, but Plowman had a definite look, allowing Riewoldt to mark. The whole quarter belongs to Richmond.

2nd Quarter: The second quarter started like the first. Richmond were too physical around the stoppages, again moving the ball too easily. Weitering added to Carlton’s fumble count. Was this a case of our boys against Richmond’s men? It was nice to see Carlton fight back. Fasoulo goaled after showing some physicality. Daisy Thomas goaled after winning the contested footy. And McGovern goaled after a questionable free kick, but we’ll take whatever we can get from the umpires. There was some wasteful possession from Cripps and Setterfield. Whilst Charlie Curnow dropped another mark. Gibbons had a great spoil and Fisher backed himself in. Overall a quarter where we matched Richmond in intensity and we showed some fighting spirit.

3rd Quarter: Richmond started with strong attack on the ball, before Carlton worked their way into the quarter. On half forward McKay marked strongly and confidently kicked the goal from the boundary, 45 metres out. And Charlie Curnow kicked a crumbing goal from the goal square. We wasted opportunities, missing three set shots from McKay, Setterfield and Paddy Dow. Play of the night came from a Sam Walsh pass to Murphy, new linking up with old. Newman kicked a great goal from the pocket and Plowman laid a great tackle. Charlie Curnow fumbled another mark. Newman laid a great tackle across half back, which slowed a Tiger’s forward thrust.

4th Quarter: With Richmond kicking away, this reporter put his pen down.

Carlton, a gutsy effort, no means disappointed with the effort. A solid performance where we came back after Richmond showing dominance and pulling away with a strong win. From Carlton’s perspective an admirable performance to start the season on. Go Blues.

Best; Cripps, Newman, Fisher, Murphy, Thomas, Setterfield, McKay

Team

B: 21 Jarrod Garlett 14 Liam Jones 20 Lachie Plowman
HB: 6 Kade Simpson 23 Jacob Weitering 39 Dale Thomas
C: 3 Marc Murphy 9 Patrick Cripps (c) 18 Sam Walsh
HF: 5 Sam Petrevski-Seton 30 Charlie Curnow 35 Ed Curnow
F: 11 Mitch McGovern 32 Alex Fasolo 28 David Cuningham
Ruck: 34 Andrew D Phillips 2 Paddy Dow 25 Zac Fisher
Interchange: 10 Harry McKay 24 Nic Newman 40 Michael Gibbons
43 Will Setterfield
Coach: Brendon Bolton
Emg: 4 Lochie O'Brien, 27 Matthew Lobbe, 29 Cameron Polson, 41 Levi Casboult


Milestones

Debut: Michael Gibbons, Sam Walsh
Debut (Carlton): Alex Fasolo - Blue #1200!, Mitch McGovern, Nic Newman Will Setterfield
Debut (Officially as Captain): Patrick Cripps
250 Games: Marc Murphy

AFLCA Votes

10 - Trent Cotchin (RICH)
8 - Kane Lambert (RICH)
6 - Patrick Cripps (CARL)
4 - Toby Nankervis (RICH)
1 - Kamdyn McIntosh (RICH)
1 - Dustin Martin (RICH)

Brownlow Votes

3. Trent Cotchin (Richmond)
2. Patrick Cripps
1. Toby Nankervis (Richmond)

Best & Fairest Votes

Patrick Cripps 11, Nic Newman 8, Liam Jones 7, Ed Curnow 7, Lachie Plowman 7, Kade Simpson 6, Jacob Weitering 5, Zac Fisher 4, Marc Murphy 4, Dale Thomas 4, Paddy Dow 3, Will Setterfield 3, Sam Walsh 3, Mitch McGovern 2, Harry McKay 2, David Cuningham 1, Sam Petrevski-Seton 1.

Footage

https://www.afl.com.au/match-centre/2019/1/carl-v-rich


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