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Carlton vs Port Adelaide

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Round: 12   Venue: M.C.G.   Date: Sat, 20-06-2015 1:40 pm   Crowd: 27,693  
Carlton 4.2.2610.3.6315.7.9717.8.110 C:  John Barker
Port Adelaide 4.3.279.5.5911.8.7416.10.106 C:  Ken Hinkley
  PORT by 1CARL by 4CARL by 23CARL by 4  
Weather
min temp  4.1°C      max temp  11.6°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  79%    air pressure  1026.9mb
wind speed 4km/h      wind direction  SW
Brownlow Medal 3 Patrick Cripps (CARL)2 Marc Murphy (CARL)1 Travis Boak (PORT)

Match Report

Carlton fans finally have something to cheer about after the Blues scored a thrilling victory over Port Adelaide at the MCG on Saturday, giving caretaker coach John Barker his first win at the helm. The Blues led by nigh on four goals at the last change but had to withstand a withering final-quarter burst from the Power before holding on to win by just four points. The win was Carlton's first in Australia since round 20 last year, the Blues' only other win of 2015 coming at Wellington in New Zealand against St Kilda on ANZAC Day.

Early signs were ominous for the Blues as the Power kicked off with goals to Justin Westhoff and Chad Wingard within the first five minutes of the match. But Carlton settled after that and goals to Lachie Henderson, Nick Graham and Andrejs Everitt saw the Blues eight points clear half way through the term. Brad Ebert and Robbie Gray gave an seven-point lead to Port with majors at the 22 and 24-minute marks but another goal to Everitt saw Carlton back within a point at quarter time. 

The Blues opened the second term with a goal to Dennis Armfield to wrest back the lead but surrendered it soon after when Wingard kicked his second. The lead changed twice more when Levi Casboult goaled for the Blues at the six-minute mark and then Travis Boak answered for Port two minutes later. Carlton then  got on a roll. The Blues kicked the next four via Troy Menzel, Cameron Wood, Tom Bell and Everitt to take a 23-point lead and apparent control of the match. But the time-on period belonged to Port, and majors to Ollie Wines, Gray and Wingard saw the Power back within four points at half time. 

Momentum shifted back Carlton's way when play resumed. The Blues kicked the first three goals of the third term through Lachie Henderson, Graham and Armfield to lead by an even four goals at the 17-minute mark. Port hit back with the next two goals to Sam Colquhoun and Wingard but skipper Marc Murphy and Casboult again answered for the Blues who took a 23-point buffer into the last break.

They extended that to 29 points with a goal after just one minute to Troy Menzel to begin the last quarter but Port then mounted a serious challenge over the next 15  minutes. The Power added 4.2 - the goals kicked by Angus Monfries, Wingard, Justin Westhoff and Nathan Krakouer - to draw within three points. The game then became a lock-down, dour but thrilling affair, with scores few and far between. Henderson gave the Blues breathing space with a goal at the 18-minute mark but Boak made it a three-point game again with a goal for Port three minutes later. The ball bounced wildly between attack and defence for both sides over the next 10 minutes but neither side could manage a goal, and when the siren sounded with nearly 32 minutes on the clock the Blues were winners by four points.

Patrick Cripps was a matchwinner for the Blues, with 12 tackles and 31 disposals, with Murphy (29 possessions, six tackles) and Bell (25 touches, six marks) also playing vital roles. For Port, Boak (27 touches and six tackles), Wingard (five goals) and Wines (26 possessions and a goal) were among the best. 

The win lifted Carlton from 18th to 16th on the ladder, with the Blues to take on Gold Coast - who took their place at the foot of the ladder - at Docklands next Sunday. Port, now a game plus percentage away from the top eight, will have a bye in round 13. 

GOALS
Carlton: Everitt, Henderson 3; Graham, Armfield, Casboult, Menzel 2; Wood, Bell, Murphy,
Port Adelaide: Wingard 5; Gray, Boak, Westhoff 2; Ebert, Wines, Monfries, Colquhoun, Krakouer

BEST - THE AGE
Carlton:
Cripps, Murphy, Rowe, Bell, Graham, Everitt, Henderson
Port Adelaide: Boak, Wines, Wingard, Krakouer, Hartlett, Broadbent

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Carlton: Cripps, Carrazzo, Murphy, Rowe, Graham, Bell
Port Adelaide: Wingard, Boak, Wines, Hartlett, Impey, Colquhoun

INJURIES 
Carlton: Murphy (corked quad)
Port Adelaide: Gray (concussion)

SUBSTITUTES
Carlton: Andrew Walker replaced Cameron Wood in the final quarter
Port Adelaide: Brendon Ah Chee replaced Robbie Gray in the third quarter 

UMPIRES: Nicholls, Hosking, Wallace

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Eddie McGuire, Dwayne Russell, Jason Dunstall, Mark Ricciuto, Cameron Mooney

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Carlton Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
27 Armfield, Dennis 5 4 6 11 2 0 0 3 2 0 28y 180d 122 53
28 Bell, Tom 16 6 9 25 1 0 0 5 0 1 24y 7d 40 31
7 Buckley, Dylan 6 4 8 14 0 0 0 4 1 1 22y 96d 16 3
44 Carrazzo, Andrew 9 2 20 29 0 0 0 3 0 1 31y 187d 186 47
41 Casboult, Levi 6 6 2 8 2 0 4 3 0 0 25y 97d 45 43
9 Cripps, Patrick 9 3 22 31 0 0 5 12 1 2 20y 94d 12 4
35 Curnow, Ed 11 4 15 26 0 0 0 4 1 0 25y 225d 77 11
15 Docherty, Sam 14 2 8 22 0 0 0 2 2 0 21y 246d 40 8
33 Everitt, Andrejs 10 8 2 12 3 1 0 3 1 0 26y 99d 107 57
4 Gibbs, Bryce 9 2 11 20 0 0 1 3 0 1 26y 97d 186 102
32 Graham, Nick 13 4 5 18 2 1 0 7 4 0 21y 8d 14 5
23 Henderson, Lachie 11 4 4 15 3 1 0 1 2 0 25y 188d 109 100
8 Kreuzer, Matthew 4 2 4 8 0 0 17 1 1 2 26y 38d 108 58
2 Menzel, Troy 7 2 2 9 2 1 0 2 2 0 20y 271d 33 45
3 Murphy, Marc 22 3 7 29 1 0 0 6 3 0 27y 336d 195 147
17 Rowe, Sam 6 3 7 13 0 0 1 2 2 0 27y 213d 42 13
6 Simpson, Kade 11 8 10 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 31y 46d 231 123
42 Tuohy, Zach 12 4 4 16 0 1 0 1 0 0 25y 192d 87 31
1 Walker, Andrew 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 29y 33d 186 119
43 White, Simon 8 3 5 13 0 0 0 4 1 1 27y 3d 52 9
36 Wood, Cameron 3 1 0 3 1 0 12 3 0 1 28y 108d 81 28
13 Yarran, Chris 16 2 5 21 0 0 0 2 1 0 24y 183d 112 89
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 210 79 156 366 17 8 40 71 24 10 25y 266d 2081 1126
Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
41 Ah Chee, Brendon 7 2 5 12 0 1 1 1 0 0 21y 181d 4 0
1 Boak, Travis 11 4 16 27 2 1 0 6 3 4 26y 323d 167 100
5 Broadbent, Matthew 16 0 8 24 0 0 0 3 1 1 24y 323d 115 41
27 Carlile, Alipate 4 4 7 11 0 0 0 2 1 0 28y 51d 164 5
30 Colquhoun, Sam 12 3 10 22 1 0 0 4 0 2 20y 182d 12 3
7 Ebert, Brad 11 6 9 20 1 1 0 5 0 0 25y 79d 159 83
9 Gray, Robbie 8 4 7 15 2 0 0 0 1 0 27y 82d 126 173
8 Hartlett, Hamish 10 5 15 25 0 1 2 6 0 1 24y 310d 102 61
36 Hombsch, Jack 11 4 6 17 0 0 0 3 0 1 22y 105d 51 0
24 Impey, Jarman 10 3 13 23 0 0 0 2 0 1 19y 346d 26 3
42 Jonas, Tom 4 2 12 16 0 0 0 2 0 2 24y 162d 68 1
48 Krakouer, Nathan 15 2 3 18 1 0 0 1 0 1 27y 46d 61 17
23 Lobbe, Matthew 4 5 11 15 0 0 42 4 1 2 26y 128d 76 17
2 Mitchell, Kane 10 3 11 21 0 1 0 2 0 0 25y 201d 29 18
6 Monfries, Angus 3 3 9 12 1 0 0 3 1 0 28y 152d 203 240
26 Moore, Andrew 5 3 7 12 0 1 1 6 2 1 24y 21d 51 16
29 Pittard, Jasper 9 8 10 19 0 0 1 0 0 3 24y 80d 68 9
28 Schulz, Jay 6 5 7 13 0 1 0 0 0 3 30y 63d 179 304
12 Trengove, Jackson 2 2 7 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 24y 230d 107 8
39 Westhoff, Justin 13 9 6 19 2 0 2 1 0 1 28y 262d 171 216
16 Wines, Ollie 10 1 16 26 1 0 2 2 0 1 20y 256d 57 26
20 Wingard, Chad 7 3 5 12 5 0 0 1 0 0 21y 326d 79 121
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 188 81 200 388 16 10 52 56 10 24 24y 326d 2075 1462

Footnotes

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