Carlton lost to Brisbane by 15 points - Gabba. Blackwell starred in a game of misses.

Round 13, 2006

Carlton 2.0 12 4.6 30 6.8 44 7.14 56
Brisbane 1.5 11 4.9 33 6.18 54 8.23 71
Venue: Gabba
Date: Sat 1 July, 2006, 7:10pm Result: Loss by 15 points
Umpires: Head, Avon, Nicholls Crowd: 29,516
Goalkickers: Deluca, Fevola 2, Bentick, Lappin, Stevens 1
Reports: Nil Injuries: Murphy (shoulder)

Game Review

In an error-riddled game, both clubs kicked a combined 15 goals, 37 behinds, as the Lions, playing at home, proved too strong for the Blues. At one stage, 12 consecutive behinds were kicked before a goal was scored. For the third week in a row, Carlton had a real chance of winning the match after getting to within 3 points midway through the final quarter, but the Lions responded to run out 15 point winners. However, It was probably only the Lions' poor kicking in front of goal that allowed the Blues to get as close as they did.

Luke Blackwell had 26 possessions in the midfield in just his fourth AFL game, which was enough to be considered second best on ground by the umpires, but not good enough to win a Rising Star Nomination for the week. Kade Simpson ran all night and had 25 possessions, while Ryan Houlihan was given the task of negating the Lions' dynamo Jason Akermanis, and did an excellent job.

Unfourtunately, Marc Murphy's outstanding debut year came to an untimely end early in this match, when he was viciously slung to the turf while one arm was being held. The resulting injury curtailed his season, and ended his chances of winning the Rising Star award.


B: 31 Jordan Bannister 8 Lance Whitnall (a/c) 29 Heath Scotland
HB: 1 Andrew Walker 32 Bret Thornton 33 Ryan Houlihan
C: 34 Simon Wiggins 40 Adam Bentick 6 Kade Simpson
HF: 3 Marc Murphy 26 Adrian Deluca 12 Matthew Lappin (vc)
F: 5 Josh Kennedy 25 Brendan Fevola 19 Eddie Betts
Ruck: 11 Barnaby French 13 Luke Blackwell 24 Nick Stevens (vc)
Interchange: 2 Jordan Russell 10 Dylan McLaren 17 Setanta Ó hAilpín
44 Andrew Carrazzo
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Chris Bryan Cory McGrath Trent Sporn
In: Josh Kennedy, Setanta OhAilpin
Out: Cory McGrath, David Teague


Score Records: This was a new record low score by Carlton against Brisbane. The record would stand for just over a year to Round 16, 2007, when Carlton would only manage 6.10.46

Brownlow Votes

3: Simon Black (BRIS)
2: Luke Blackwell (CARL)
1: Luke Power (BRIS)

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