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Round 17, 2014         After a ten-goal third quarter rampage by the Sydney Swans, Carlton was demolished by 71 points at the SCG.

Round 17, 2014

Carlton 1.2 8 5.5 35 5.6 36 7.9 51
Sydney Swans 2.4 16 6.6 42 16.10 106 18.14 122
Venue: SCG
Date: Saturday July 12, 2014 (night)
Result: Lost by 71 points
Crowd: 34,965
Goalkickers: L. Henderson 2, B. McLean, S. White, T. Bell, B. Johnson, A. Everitt 1.
Reports:
Umpires: D. Harris, J. Mollison, B. Rosebury
Injuries:
Ladder: 14th


Game Review

Once again, the glaring deficiencies in Carlton’s list, and the gulf between the top clubs and the also-rans on the AFL ladder were laid painfully bare when the Sydney Swans destroyed the Blues by 71 points in this Saturday night encounter at the SCG.

After an even first half, Sydney’s high profile recruit Lance Franklin broke the shackles as Sydney took complete control in the third quarter, slamming through 10.4 to one solitary point by the Blues. In a devastating 35 minutes of football, Franklin kicked five of those goals off his own boot, and finished the game with six as the ladder-leading Swans posted a record-equalling twelfth straight win.

Earlier in the week, Carlton had lost Troy Menzel and Andrew Carrazzo to injury, so David Ellard and Nick Graham were called up for this match. Graham was designated Carlton’s substitute, before Blues captain Marc Murphy won the toss to at least start proceedings on a positive note. In front of a good crowd on a cool Sydney evening, with light showers persisting, both teams were ultra defensive at first, as Carlton employed flooding tactics and tried to bottle up play. Scores were hard to come by for both sides, and at quarter time, Sydney led by 8 points.

From a Carlton point of view, the second term was the best of the match. Throughout 30 minutes of hard, intense football, the Blues matched the Swans on the ground and in the air, and when Blaine Johnson marked in space and kicked truly for his first career goal right on the half-time siren, the Blues remained only 7 points behind. Although Sydney’s star midfielder Josh Kennedy was proving impossible to contain and already looking like a match-winner, the Swans’ big forwards; Franklin, Adam Goodes and Sam Reid were being kept in check by Michael Jamison, Sam Rowe and Andrew Walker. Meanwhile, Bryce Gibbs, Murphy and Kade Simpson were working hard around the stoppages, and both Lachie Henderson and Levi Casboult had taken some strong marks in attack.

The rain stopped during the long interval, then, three minutes after the restart, a mix-up in Carlton’s defence saw Franklin opposed to the much smaller Dale Thomas. When a long kick sailed toward them, Thomas clung desperately to “Buddy,” and gave away a free-kick 30 metres out on a tight angle. Franklin kicked truly for his first goal of the match, and from that moment on, the flood-gates crashed open. Sydney’s Canadian import Mike Pyke got right on top of Rob Warnock in the ruck duels, and the Swans’ midfielders took full advantage.

Time after time, the ball was pumped into Sydney’s attack, where Franklin and the other Swan forwards grew in confidence with every possession. Buddy’s second goal for the term – an outrageous, booming set-shot from 55 metres out - was followed by three more during the remaining 17 minutes. Sydney outscored the Blues by an extraordinary 63 points in half an hour of complete dominance, to put the result beyond doubt with a quarter left to play.

After that, the last term was an anti-climax for Carlton fans - devoid of the smallest glimmer of encouragement. Franklin’s sixth goal came three minutes into the term, when he snapped truly with his left foot from deep in the left forward pocket. Scoring 2.3 to Sydney’s 2.4 in the quarter, the Blues at least prevented further damage, but as a contest, the game was well and truly over long before the final siren.

Subs: Nick Graham replaced David Ellard last in the 3rd quarter.

Team


B: 17 Sam Rowe 40 Michael Jamison (DVC) 1 Andrew Walker
HB: 6 Kade Simpson (VC) 42 Zach Tuohy 13 Chris Yarran
C: 33 Andrejs Everitt 14 Brock McLean 35 Ed Curnow
HF: 43 Simon White 41 Levi Casboult 28 Tom Bell
F: 46 David Ellard 23 Lachlan Henderson 39 Dale Thomas
Ruck: 11 Robert Warnock 4 Bryce Gibbs 3 Marc Murphy (Captain)
Interchange: 5 Chris Judd 15 Sam Docherty 45 Blaine Johnson
Substitute: 32 Nick Graham
Emergencies: 10 Matthew Watson 27 Dennis Armfield 38 Jeffery Garlett
Coach: Mick Malthouse


Milestones

First Goal: Blaine Johnson

Brownlow Votes

3. Josh P. Kennedy, Sydney
2. Lance Franklin, Sydney
1. Jarrad McVeigh, Sydney

Best & Fairest Votes

Marc Murphy 5, Zach Tuohy 5, Sam Docherty 4, Simon White 4, Bryce Gibbs 2, Ed Curnow 1, Lachie Henderson 1, Kade Simpson 1,

Ladder


Pos Team P W D L For Agn Stk Chg % Pts
1 Sydney 16 13 0 3 1547 1078 12W - 143.51 52
2 Fremantle 16 12 0 4 1486 1043 8W U2 142.47 48
3 Hawthorn 16 12 0 4 1826 1305 1W D1 139.92 48
4 Geelong 16 12 0 4 1451 1291 3W U1 112.39 48
5 Port Adelaide 16 11 0 5 1687 1260 3L D2 133.89 44
6 North Melbourne 16 10 0 6 1400 1212 2W U1 115.51 40
7 Essendon 16 9 0 7 1318 1198 2W U3 110.02 36
8 Collingwood 16 9 0 7 1355 1271 2L D2 106.61 36
9 Gold Coast 16 9 0 7 1451 1459 1L D1 99.45 36
10 Adelaide 16 8 0 8 1500 1384 1L D1 108.38 32
11 West Coast 16 7 0 9 1397 1291 1W - 108.21 28
12 Richmond 16 6 0 10 1399 1397 3W - 100.14 24
13 Western Bulldogs 16 6 0 10 1286 1514 1W U1 84.94 24
14 Carlton 16 5 0 11 1404 1568 1L D1 89.54 20
15 GWS Giants 16 4 0 12 1300 1793 3L - 72.50 16
16 Melbourne 16 4 0 12 971 1353 4L - 71.77 16
17 Brisbane Lions 16 4 0 12 1033 1632 2L - 63.30 16
18 St Kilda 16 3 0 13 1009 1771 11L - 56.97 12

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 58 119 92 70 101 ... 81 91 102 90 92 76 151 51            
OppScr 120 98 138 81 91 89 104 69 ... 76 98 107 118 100 91 66 122            
W/L -33 -12 -81 -23 28 3 -34 32 ... 5 -7 -5 -28 -8 -15 85 -71            
Ladder 12 13 15 17 16 16 16 13* 13 12 12 12 12 12 14 13 14            
% 72.5 79.36 64.6 65.9 77.0 80.8 78.9 84.8 84.8 86.7 87.3 88.1 86.9 87.3 87.1 93.5 89.5            



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