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Richmond vs Carlton

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Round: 21   Venue: M.C.G.   Date: Sat, 17-08-2013 1:45 pm   Crowd: 63,825  
Richmond 8.2.5010.3.6312.7.7914.12.96 C:  Damien Hardwick
Carlton 3.2.209.4.5813.4.8216.10.106 C:  Mick Malthouse
  RICH by 30RICH by 5CARL by 3CARL by 10  
Weather
min temp  9.4°C      max temp  15.8°C
rainfall  0.2mm    humidity  40%    air pressure  1006.3mb
wind speed 22km/h      wind direction  NW
Brownlow Medal 3 Brock McLean (CARL)2 Brett Deledio (RICH)1 Andrew Walker (CARL)

Match Report

Carlton has kept alive its hopes of playing finals football in 2013 with a surprising come-from-behind win against sixth-placed Richmond. The Blues reeled in a 30-point quarter-time deficit and then held the Tigers at bay in the last quarter to record a meritorious 10-point win and give coach Mick Malthouse the perfect present for his 60th birthday.

At quarter time in the match, such a result seemed unthinkable. Richmond dominated all over the ground in the first term and made Carlton pay on the scoreboard, kicking 8.2 to 3.2 to take a 30-point lead into the first break. But the Blues set the tempo right from the start of the second term with skipper Bryce Gibbs goaling in the first minute. Despite Richmond's Tyrone marking and kicking the next for the Tigers to restore the quarter-time margin, the complexion of the game had changed.

Carlton kicked the next three goals through Brock McLean, who seemed to be everywhere, Mitch Robinson and McLean again, to reduce the deficit to just six points in time on of the second term. The lead was five points at half time and the remainder of the match was a relatively tight affair with the Tigers keeping their noses in front for most of the third term.

But three consecutive goals to the Blues either side of the three-quarter time siren saw them take a nine-point lead. The remainder of the match was something of an arm-wrestle, with Carlton holding on to win by 10.

Brock McLean was inspiring for the Blues, kicking three goals and collecting the ball 27 times. He received great support from Marc Murphy (23 disposals) and Kade Simpson (25 possessions and one goal). For Richmond, Brett Deledio (29 disposals) played a fine game, while Daniel Jackson (23 touches and a goal) and Reece Conca (18 possessions) were also very good.

The win keeps Carlton's finals chances alive. The Blues are two games behind Port Adelaide but have a winnable game against Essendon next week, while Port will travel to Perth to take on the all-conquering Fremantle. If Carlton wins and the Power loses, the battle for eighth spot will come down to a final-round match between Port and Carlton in what will be the last AFL match played at Football park.

The loss did not have a negative effect on Richmond ladder-wise. In fact they perversely went up from sixth to fifth, courtesy of Collingwood's 35-point loss to Hawthorn on Friday night. The Tigers play GWS next Sunday and Essendon in round 23, and will be looking to finish the home-and-away season with victories to take winning form into their first finals campaign in 12 years.

GOALS
Richmond: Vickery 3; Riewoldt, Ellis 2; Petterd, Vlastuin, Grigg, Jackson, McGuane, Maric, Rance
Carlton: McLean, Henderson, Casboult 3; Gibbs, Menzel 2; Robinson, Simpson, Tuohy

BEST - THE AGE
Richmond: Deledio, Jackson, Grigg, Conca, Maric, Foley, Rance
Carlton: McLean, Walker, Murphy, Tuohy, Jamison, Simpson, Waite

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Richmond: Deledio, Jackson, Astbury, Conca, Foley
Carlton: McLean, Simpson, Jamison, Murphy, Robinson, Gibbs, Casboult, Armfield

INJURIES
Richmond: Matt White (soreness) replaced in selected side by Matt McDonough; Cotchin (knee); Petterd (left ankle); Riewoldt (right knee)
Carlton: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Richmond: Dylan Grimes replaced by Shane Tuck in the third quarter.
Carlton: Josh Bootsma replaced by Nick Graham in the third quarter.

UMPIRES: McBurney, Wenn, McInerney

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Hamish McLachlan, Basil Zempilas, Tim Watson, Tom Harley, Nick Maxwell

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Richmond Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
12 Astbury, David 8 2 9 17 0 0 0 1 1 0 22y 172d 29 7
25 Chaplin, Troy 5 3 5 10 0 0 0 2 1 2 27y 175d 159 11
30 Conca, Reece 11 2 7 18 0 0 0 5 2 1 21y 5d 49 14
9 Cotchin, Trent 6 1 8 14 0 0 0 4 1 1 23y 132d 105 59
3 Deledio, Brett 14 4 15 29 0 0 0 7 2 0 26y 121d 192 126
5 Ellis, Brandon 8 1 7 15 2 0 0 1 1 1 20y 14d 39 12
41 Foley, Nathan 12 3 6 18 0 1 0 5 1 0 27y 343d 134 40
6 Grigg, Shaun 11 5 12 23 1 0 2 5 0 0 25y 120d 106 46
2 Grimes, Dylan 2 0 3 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 22y 32d 23 0
14 Houli, Bachar 11 2 7 18 0 0 0 2 2 1 25y 97d 88 21
23 Jackson, Daniel 14 1 9 23 1 0 0 8 3 4 27y 114d 143 55
20 Maric, Ivan 6 4 5 11 1 2 33 4 0 1 27y 225d 115 41
4 Martin, Dustin 6 2 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 22y 52d 83 88
36 McDonough, Matt 8 1 3 11 0 0 0 3 0 1 19y 203d 1 0
16 McGuane, Luke 5 3 4 9 1 0 2 0 2 2 26y 186d 105 39
38 Morris, Steven 5 3 10 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 24y 229d 40 5
13 Petterd, Ricky 4 3 8 12 1 1 0 5 0 0 25y 24d 63 56
18 Rance, Alex 9 3 8 17 1 0 0 2 1 1 23y 312d 86 8
8 Riewoldt, Jack 10 6 3 13 2 0 0 1 1 2 24y 290d 132 318
21 Tuck, Shane 9 2 7 16 0 1 0 2 0 0 31y 236d 171 72
29 Vickery, Ty 11 7 1 12 3 1 9 2 3 3 23y 78d 72 70
31 Vlastuin, Nick 4 1 12 16 1 0 1 4 0 1 19y 120d 15 9
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 179 59 153 332 14 12 47 65 22 23 24y 149d 1950 1097
Carlton Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
27 Armfield, Dennis 11 0 7 18 0 0 0 0 1 1 26y 238d 101 40
28 Bell, Tom 9 1 7 16 0 0 0 6 2 2 22y 65d 12 7
19 Betts, Eddie 7 1 7 14 0 0 0 7 2 1 26y 264d 180 282
21 Bootsma, Josh 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 20y 176d 14 2
41 Casboult, Levi 9 5 6 15 3 2 8 2 0 0 23y 155d 14 14
35 Curnow, Ed 12 2 5 17 0 0 0 6 2 2 23y 283d 47 8
4 Gibbs, Bryce 12 6 11 23 2 0 0 1 1 1 24y 155d 151 77
32 Graham, Nick 7 2 2 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 19y 66d 1 0
23 Henderson, Lachie 6 4 3 9 3 0 0 2 2 0 23y 246d 80 59
40 Jamison, Michael 2 1 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 27y 67d 107 1
26 McInnes, Andrew 4 1 3 7 0 0 0 5 1 1 21y 150d 12 1
14 McLean, Brock 18 6 9 27 3 1 0 7 1 3 27y 159d 139 67
2 Menzel, Troy 8 4 2 10 2 0 0 5 1 2 18y 329d 4 6
3 Murphy, Marc 12 2 11 23 0 0 0 6 2 2 26y 29d 161 130
12 Robinson, Mitch 17 9 8 25 1 0 0 5 0 0 24y 71d 84 49
29 Scotland, Heath 10 3 12 22 0 1 0 3 0 0 33y 27d 261 78
6 Simpson, Kade 18 8 7 25 1 2 0 3 3 2 29y 104d 196 116
42 Tuohy, Zach 6 1 5 11 1 0 0 6 0 0 23y 250d 50 20
30 Waite, Jarrad 12 5 2 14 0 1 0 2 2 2 30y 194d 164 215
1 Walker, Andrew 19 6 8 27 0 0 0 1 1 0 27y 91d 162 116
11 Warnock, Robert 5 1 4 9 0 0 39 5 1 0 26y 210d 66 12
13 Yarran, Chris 11 2 1 12 0 1 0 4 1 1 22y 241d 80 62
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 216 70 127 343 16 10 47 81 23 22 24y 345d 2086 1362

Match highlights

63,825 attended Richmond vs. Carlton at M.C.G. (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)
Luke McGuane played his last game for Richmond (AFL, Premiership Season, R21)

Footnotes

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