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Western Bulldogs vs Carlton

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Round: 17   Venue: Docklands   Date: Sat, 21-07-2012 7:40 pm   Crowd: 24,615  
Western Bulldogs 3.3.218.4.5210.9.6912.12.84 C:  Brendan McCartney
Carlton 2.1.135.3.3310.4.6416.6.102 C:  Brett Ratten
  WBULL by 8WBULL by 19WBULL by 5CARL by 18  
Brownlow Medal 3 Brock McLean (CARL)2 Andrew Collins (CARL)1 Heath Scotland (CARL)

Match Report

Carlton kept its finals hopes alive by claiming a narrow victory over the Western Bulldogs. Without their skipper Chris Judd, who was missing due to a suspension for a “chicken-wing” tackle, the Blues struggled for much of the game, but were able to get the four points. As well as missing Judd, Carlton was without a number of players including Matthew Kreuzer and Andrew Walker and Mitch Robinson was a late withdrawal. The Blues took on the Bulldogs with three debutants Levi Casboult, Frazer Dale and Tom Bell. It was tight all the way through the game, but it was the Dogs who were able to secure a handy 17-point lead at the long break. It was a much improved performance from the Dogs after more than a month of extremely poor games. The Dogs suffered a blow when key mover Shaun Higgins was subbed out of the game with a hamstring injury in the third quarter.

GOALS
Western Bulldogs: Dahlhaus 4; Williams, Grant 2; Picken, Higgins, Giansiracusa, Tutt
Carlton: Collins 3; Garlett, Thornton, Gibbs, Betts 2; Joseph, Bell, Bower, Carrazzo

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Western Bulldogs: Lake, Griffen, Liberatore, Dahlhaus, Cross, Picken
Carlton: McLean, Scotland, Collins, Yarran, Garlett, Murphy

BEST - SPORTAL
Western Bulldogs: Dahlhaus, Lake, Wallis, Griffen, Howard, Gilbee
Carlton: Yarran, Scotland, Jamison, Collins, Bell, Murphy

COACHES COMMENTS
Brendan McCartney (WB): We did a lot right to create the opportunity (to win) and then lost the opportunity in the last quarter. There were a significant number of just little, subtle one-on-one battles that they won.

Brett Ratten (Carl): I thought the continuity of the team or the cohesion of the team wasn't quite on right at the start [and] I thought our pressure was pretty average in the first half. They did … get a rocket at half-time.

Umpires: Stewart, Wenn, Foot

Match stats

Western Bulldogs Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
47 Austin, Mark 4 4 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 23y 148d 26 1
5 Boyd, Matthew 12 4 13 25 0 0 1 2 2 1 29y 329d 201 70
49 Cordy, Ayce 4 5 4 8 0 0 3 3 0 0 21y 350d 13 7
4 Cross, Daniel 14 10 12 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 29y 113d 196 29
40 Dahlhaus, Luke 10 1 1 11 4 1 0 4 1 1 19y 335d 27 24
33 Djerrkura, Nathan 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 23y 306d 20 8
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 7 6 4 11 1 1 0 5 1 1 30y 132d 225 271
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 9 5 8 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 31y 13d 205 118
1 Grant, Jarrad 11 8 7 18 2 2 0 1 1 1 23y 15d 45 52
16 Griffen, Ryan 19 6 9 28 0 2 0 3 2 0 25y 360d 158 105
7 Higgins, Shaun 6 4 1 7 1 2 0 3 0 0 24y 139d 103 113
30 Howard, Christian 12 6 6 18 0 2 0 3 1 2 21y 124d 13 1
36 Lake, Brian 12 11 3 15 0 0 0 3 1 1 30y 145d 192 29
21 Liberatore, Tom 17 9 11 28 0 0 0 0 1 2 20y 66d 31 8
27 Minson, Will 5 2 11 16 0 0 54 1 1 1 27y 101d 130 66
2 Murphy, Bob 14 9 4 18 0 0 0 0 0 2 30y 42d 224 154
20 Pearce, Daniel 8 6 2 10 0 0 0 1 0 2 19y 181d 3 0
42 Picken, Liam 6 2 9 15 1 0 0 13 2 5 25y 355d 81 27
15 Tutt, Jason 9 7 3 12 1 0 0 3 1 0 21y 67d 6 6
8 Veszpremi, Patrick 16 6 2 18 0 0 0 1 1 2 22y 324d 21 17
3 Wallis, Mitch 12 5 14 26 0 0 0 5 2 0 19y 271d 19 5
12 Williams, Tom 6 3 6 12 2 1 1 1 1 1 26y 4d 75 7
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 215 121 136 351 12 12 59 58 18 22 24y 327d 2014 1118
Carlton Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
27 Armfield, Dennis 7 1 6 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 25y 212d 75 19
28 Bell, Tom 11 1 2 13 1 1 0 4 2 1 21y 38d 1 1
19 Betts, Eddie 8 3 5 13 2 1 0 2 2 0 25y 238d 160 251
18 Bower, Paul 6 5 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 24y 194d 70 5
44 Carrazzo, Andrew 13 4 5 18 1 0 0 4 3 1 28y 219d 149 44
41 Casboult, Levi 5 5 2 7 0 0 9 3 0 2 22y 128d 1 0
16 Collins, Andrew 17 5 4 21 3 0 0 1 4 5 23y 247d 34 29
35 Curnow, Ed 7 2 10 17 0 0 0 6 0 1 22y 257d 24 3
39 Dale, Frazer 3 2 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 18y 254d 1 1
34 Duigan, Nick 5 0 2 7 0 0 0 7 1 0 27y 318d 34 5
38 Garlett, Jeff 13 7 7 20 2 1 0 3 1 0 22y 353d 70 117
4 Gibbs, Bryce 11 6 6 17 2 1 1 4 0 0 23y 128d 128 67
40 Jamison, Michael 6 5 3 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 26y 40d 85 1
45 Joseph, Aaron 5 2 6 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 23y 17d 67 10
26 McInnes, Andrew 9 5 4 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 20y 123d 3 0
14 McLean, Brock 14 6 15 29 0 0 1 6 2 2 26y 132d 113 45
3 Murphy, Marc 13 2 8 21 0 0 0 5 4 0 25y 2d 136 111
2 Russell, Jordan 8 7 8 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 25y 258d 116 18
29 Scotland, Heath 20 8 11 31 0 0 0 2 1 1 32y 0d 238 74
32 Thornton, Bret 9 6 7 16 2 0 6 1 1 2 28y 249d 187 28
10 Watson, Matthew 7 2 3 10 0 0 1 1 1 0 20y 5d 10 0
13 Yarran, Chris 15 7 5 20 0 0 0 0 0 2 21y 215d 57 38
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 212 91 123 335 16 6 19 52 23 18 24y 131d 1759 867

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.