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Round 7, 2014         Two goals in three quarters brings a drubbing by Collingwood on a Friday night at the MCG.

Round 7, 2014

Carlton 1.2 8 1.5 11 2.7 19 10.10 70
Collingwood 3.4 22 7.6 48 10.15 75 14.20 104
Venue: MCG
Date: Friday May 2, 2014 (Night)
Result: Lost by 34 points
Crowd: 68,251
Goalkickers: L. Henderson 2, M. Robinson, T. Bell, L. Casboult, B. Gibbs, R. Warnock, B. McLean, A. Everitt, J. Garlett 1.
Reports:
Umpires: D. Harris, C. Kamolins, B. Rosebury
Injuries: Tom Bell (fractured finger).
Ladder: 16th


Game Review

In perhaps their worst effort to date in a dreadful season for the club, Carlton was utterly demolished by a disciplined Collingwood side on this Friday night in front of more than 68,000 at the MCG. Although hard-hit by injury, the Blues had no answer to the Magpies’ intensity, and slumped to their fifth defeat of the season after managing only a miserable 2.7 in the first three quarters. They restored some pride by adding 8.3 in a last-term onslaught, but were still well-beaten by six goals.

Coming off successive wins over the Western Bulldogs and West Coast Eagles, Carlton had faint hopes of resurrecting their season with a win over the Magpies, until their prospects dived with two key withdrawals. When Chris Yarran’s hamstring strain ruled him out on selection night, Andrew Carrazzo was an adequate replacement. However, only hours before the first bounce, Carrazzo and Jarrad Waite both withdrew, so midfielder Tom Bell and first-year recruit Sam Docherty were called up. Troy Menzel was named as the Blues’ substitute. Extra piquancy was added to this clash because it was the first game against his old club for Carlton’s high-profile recruit Dale Thomas. The animosity toward him from the black and white masses was palpable even during the warm-up. A chorus of boos greeted him from all sections of the crowd when the teams ran out, and persisted throughout the game.

The match got off to a perfect start for Carlton, when Mitch Robinson launched himself onto the shoulders of his opponent to take a sensational mark, and goaled from 40 metres out. Thomas won a free-kick in a similar position a minute later, but shanked the shot and it dropped short to be punched through for a behind. From then on, the quarter (and indeed the game) belonged to the Pies, whose tackling, pressure and field kicking was far superior, and at the first break they were up by 14 points.

The second quarter was almost a fiasco for the Blues, who rarely penetrated the Collingwood defence and added a miserable 3 behinds in 28 minutes of often dumb, timid football. Meanwhile, Collingwood added 4.2 to stretch their lead to 37 points at half-time. The tackle count was 37 to 21 in the Magpies’ favour by then, they were on top all over the ground and the game was as good as over.

Carlton supporters spent the third quarter with their hands on their heads in disgust, or covering their eyes as the rout continued. At long last - nine minutes into the term, Tom Bell swooped on a loose ball and ran into an open goal for Carlton’s second major of the match. The Blues’ field kicking remained poor and their confidence was shot, and only Collingwood’s inconsistent shooting for goal kept the margin between the teams to 56 points at three-quarter time.

With every right to do so, Blues coach Mick Malthouse quietly but emphatically ripped into his team during the last break, and the Blues regained at least some pride by outscoring Collingwood by 8.3 to 4.5 in the final term. But the horse had well and truly bolted by then. The Pies had lifted their foot from the gas pedal, and the result was never in doubt.

It’s always difficult to find positives after a defeat such as this, although three Blues who emerged from this debacle with their reputations intact were Kade Simpson, Simon White and first-gamer Sam Docherty. In a typically gutsy effort, ‘Simmo’ never stopped trying to lift his side, and his disposal efficiency of 83% was testament to his coolness under pressure. In perhaps the best game of his career so far, White was Carlton’s only clear winner all match, while Docherty won his share of contested possession at both ends of the ground in a solid debut.

Subs: Troy Menzel replaced Kane Lucas during the third quarter.

Team


B: 17 Sam Rowe 40 Michael Jamison (DVC) 43 Simon White
HB: 7 Dylan Buckley 1 Andrew Walker 42 Zach Tuohy
C: 9 Kane Lucas 4 Bryce Gibbs 33 Andrejs Everitt
HF: 38 Jeffery Garlett 41 Levi Casboult 29 Heath Scotland
F: 23 Lachlan Henderson 12 Mitch Robinson 39 Dale Thomas
Ruck: 11 Robert Warnock 6 Kade Simpson (VC) 3 Marc Murphy (Captain)
Interchange: 14 Brock McLean 15 Sam Docherty 28 Tom Bell
Substitute: 2 Troy Menzel
Emergencies: 10 Matthew Watson 30 Jarrad Waite 44 Andrew Carrazzo (vc)
Coach: Mick Malthouse

  • Tom Bell and Sam Docherty replaced Andrew Carrazzo and Jarrad Waite in the selected side

Milestones

Debut (Carlton): Sam Docherty
Last game: Heath Scotland

Brownlow Votes

3. Jamie Elliott, Collingwood
2. Dayne Beams, Collingwood
1. Tom Langdon, Collingwood

Best & Fairest Votes

Simon White 6, Sam Rowe 4, Andrejs Everitt 3, Mitch Robinson 3, Robert Warnock 3,

Ladder


Pos Team P W D L For Agn Stk Chg % Pts
1 Hawthorn 7 6 0 1 894 493 2W U1 181.34 24
2 Port Adelaide 7 6 0 1 805 523 4W D1 153.92 24
3 Geelong 7 6 0 1 660 527 1W - 125.24 24
4 Collingwood 7 5 0 2 601 532 4W - 112.97 20
5 Gold Coast 7 5 0 2 629 614 3W U1 102.44 20
6 Fremantle 7 4 0 3 604 502 1W U2 120.32 16
7 Sydney 7 4 0 3 602 507 3W U2 118.74 16
8 North Melbourne 7 4 0 3 540 565 1L D3 95.58 16
9 West Coast 7 3 0 4 571 499 4L D2 114.43 12
10 Essendon 7 3 0 4 581 549 1W U2 105.83 12
11 Adelaide 7 3 0 4 657 655 1L D1 100.31 12
12 St Kilda 7 3 0 4 461 680 2L D1 67.79 12
13 Richmond 7 2 0 5 571 645 2L - 88.53 8
14 GWS Giants 7 2 0 5 612 722 4L - 84.76 8
15 Western Bulldogs 7 2 0 5 572 682 3L - 83.87 8
16 Carlton 7 2 0 5 569 721 1L - 78.92 8
17 Melbourne 7 2 0 5 395 550 1W - 71.82 8
18 Brisbane Lions 7 1 0 6 455 813 1L - 55.97 4

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   ...                            
OppScr 120 98 138 81 91 89 104   ...                            
W/L -33 -12 -81 -23 28 3 -34   ...                            
Ladder 12 13 15 17 16 16 16                                
% 72.5 79.36 64.6 65.9 77.0 80.8 78.9                                




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