|Venue: Telstra Dome|
|Date: Saturday, 7th April 2007, 7:10 PM||Result: Loss by 78 points|
|Umpires: Farmer, Hendrie & Kennedy||Crowd: 41,113|
|Goalkickers: E Betts 3 B Fisher 2 A Carrazzo 2 A Walker M Murphy L Whitnall C Ackland N Stevens 1|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: J Russell (cut head)|
Game ReviewAfter winning 5 straight games since the beginning of the Pre-season, and with Geelong coming off a disappointing round-one loss, the Blues winning run to start 2007 came to a disappointing end. Despite a fast-paced and action packed opening quarter, which raised the eyebrows of many a Carlton fan not only for the frantic pace of the game, but how good we looked in playing it, the Blues were poleaxed by the Cats who looked to be at their best.
Indeed, Geelong scored their highest score for and their greatest winning margin against Carlton in this match, beating their previous best that was set in 1925 and 1933. The Blues proved no match for the Cats and were beaten all over the ground. Heath Scotland, Marc Murphy and Andrew Walker tried hard, all racking up then career highs of 37, 30 and 28 possessions respectively, while #1 draft pick Bryce Gibbs showed some encouraging signs of his class in his second AFL game.
Over the first part of 2007, the Cats would show that they were a premiership threat with many more efforts like this one. In hindsight, the Blues loss to the Cats may not have been as bad as it appeared.
|B:||29 Heath Scotland||17 Setanta Ó hAilpín||32 Bret Thornton|
|HB:||4 Bryce Gibbs||30 Jarrad Waite||6 Kade Simpson|
|C:||1 Andrew Walker||24 Nick Stevens||2 Jordan Russell|
|HF:||3 Marc Murphy||8 Lance Whitnall (c)||14 Brad Fisher|
|F:||5 Josh Kennedy||25 Brendan Fevola||19 Eddie Betts|
|Ruck:||28 Cameron Cloke||33 Ryan Houlihan||7 Adam Bentick|
|Interchange:||12 Matthew Lappin||44 Andrew Carrazzo||34 Simon Wiggins|
|11 Cain Ackland|
|Emg:||16 Shaun Grigg||23 Adam Hartlett||13 Luke Blackwell|
MilestonesScore Records: This is Geelong's highest ever score and greatest winning margin against Carlton
Score Records: This is the first of a record 24 games in a row, plus a record 21 games in a single season, in which Carlton conceded 100 points or more
Brownlow Votes3. David Wojinscki (Geelong)
2. Joel Corey (Geelong)
1. Matthew Scarlett (Geelong)
Best and Fairest VotesBryce Gibbs 21, Heath Scotland 18, Marc Murphy 17, Andrew Walker 8, Ryan Houlihan 5, Simon Wiggins, Andrew Carrazzo 3
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