Dual surges to come from behind, and 7 goals from Charlie, were not enough to take the points in this thriller against the Bulldogs at Docklands

Round 13, 2019

Carlton 2.1 13 6.3 39 10.9 69 15.10 100
Western Bulldogs 5.2 32 9.6 60 11.9 75 15.13 103
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne.
Date: Saturday 15th June, 2019 (7.25 pm).
Result: Lost by 3 points.
Crowd: 35,479
Goalkickers: C. Curnow 7, D. Cuningham 2, M. Murphy, M. McGovern, M. Kreuzer, P. Dow, D. Thomas, H. McKay 1.
Reports: Dale Thomas (Carl) charged with striking Josh Dunkley (WB) and fined $2000 due to an early plea.
Umpires: Hayden Gavine, Sam Hay, Robert O'Gorman, Andrew Stephens.
Injuries: E. Curnow (ankle)
Ladder: 18th

Game Review

Dogs hold on despite seven-goal Curnow's heroics
Charlie Curnow has kicked seven goals for Carlton, but the Western Bulldogs have staved off a stunning late rally to keep their season alive with a pulsating three-point win at Marvel Stadium. The Dogs led by 34 points late in the last quarter, but the brave Blues rattled home with the last five goals of Saturday night's see-sawing contest. Curnow brought the margin back to three points when the young star kicked his seventh goal with just under three minutes remaining, but the Dogs hung on to claim their fifth win of the season 15.13 (103) to 15.10 (100). In a night of wild momentum swings, the Dogs coughed up a 34-point lead to trail by seven points late in the third quarter. They climbed off the canvas to restore that advantage with the first four goals of the final term, but Carlton - a different beast under David Teague - came again and only just fell short of a second win under the caretaker coach. Josh Dunkley was brilliant for the Dogs with 41 possessions and 10 tackles, while Jack Macrae (37 disposals) and Patrick Lipinski (29) were also important.

The Dogs were short-handed for most of the night after Tom Liberatore left the game with a jarred knee in the second quarter. Charlie Curnow was the star for the Blues, but his brother Ed was crucial to the fightback, curbing Marcus Bontempelli when he went to him early in the second term. Patrick Cripps almost lifted his team over the line again with 22 disposals and Sam Walsh (22) continued to build his case for the NAB AFL Rising Star award. The Bulldogs led by 19 points at the first break and they should have been further in front. Dunkley and Bontempelli led the charge with 15 and 14 disposals respectively, as the dominant Dogs controlled the ball with 60 more possessions (130-70). The Blues looked wobbly as the margin stretched to 34 points, Sam Lloyd bagging his third goal, but a team-lifting major to Matthew Kreuzer helped to drag them back to 21 points at half-time. Their lead was 21 points at half-time and six points at the last change after Charlie Curnow inspired Carlton with three majors in the third quarter. The Dogs had the game in their keeping, but the Blues snapped out of their late stupor only to be denied in the frantic final moments. Ed Curnow was the Blues' sole injury concern, suffering an ankle injury that ended his game. Carlton and caretaker coach David Teague get the chance to take a breath with a bye next week. - AAP

Best: C.Curnow, P. Cripps, K. Simpson, W. Setterfield, M. Murphy, J. Weitering.

This game was the CARLTON RESPECTS match and the the players wore orange socks.


B: 41 Levi Casboult 20 Lachie Plowman 39 Dale Thomas
HB: 6 Kade Simpson 23 Jacob Weitering 22 Caleb Marchbank
C: 43 Will Setterfield 9 Patrick Cripps (c) 4 Lochie O'Brien
HF: 35 Ed Curnow 30 Charlie Curnow 5 Sam Petrevski-Seton
F: 11 Mitch McGovern 10 Harry McKay 40 Michael Gibbons
Ruck: 8 Matthew Kreuzer 18 Sam Walsh 25 Zac Fisher
Interchange: 1 Jack Silvagni 2 Paddy Dow 24 Nic Newman
28 David Cuningham
Coach: David Teague
Emg: 7 Matthew Kennedy, 27 Matthew Lobbe, 29 Cam Polson, 37 Ben Silvagni

In: Marc Murphy
Out: Jack Silvagni (omitted)


250 Games (AFL): Dale Thomas


10 - Josh Dunkley (WB)
7 - Charlie Curnow (CARL)
7 - Jack Macrae (WB)
3 - Patrick Lipinski (WB)
2 - Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
1 - Tim English (WB)

Brownlow Votes

3. Charlie Curnow
2. Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs)
1. Jack MacRae (Western Bulldogs)

Best & Fairest Votes

Charlie Curnow 14, Levi Casboult 8, Kade Simpson 7, David Cuningham 5, Lochie O'Brien 5, Will Setterfield 5, Sam Petrevski-Seton 4, Sam Walsh 3, Patrick Cripps 2, Ed Curnow 2, Lachie Plowman 2, Dale Thomas 2, Marc Murphy 1, Jacob Weitering 1.

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