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Carlton vs Port Adelaide

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Round: 8   Venue: Docklands   Date: Sun, 15-05-2016 1:10 pm   Crowd: 26,924  
Carlton 3.2.207.4.4610.7.6714.9.93 C:  Brendon Bolton
Port Adelaide 4.5.298.9.5710.12.7213.13.91 C:  Ken Hinkley
  PORT by 9PORT by 11PORT by 5CARL by 2  
Weather
min temp  15.0°C      max temp  22.0°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  46%    air pressure  1013.5mb
wind speed 11km/h      wind direction  WSW
Brownlow Medal 3 Patrick Cripps (CARL)2 Bryce Gibbs (CARL)1 Sam Docherty (CARL)

Match Report

Four weeks into this season, Carlton was last on the ladder and without a win. Having lost to the Bulldogs by six goals, the Blues looked to be heading for a four-way battle for the wooden spoon with Fremantle, Essendon and Brisbane. Just one month later, Brendon Bolton's team now has a 4-4 record, with wins over the Dockers, Bombers and Magpies followed by a magnificent and thrilling two-point win over the highly-favoured Port Adelaide on Saturday, and Carlton is at last team that looks like it's going places again.

What made Carlton's win all the more meritorious was the fact that it was achieved after Levi Casboult left the field after just seven minutes with what later was revealed to be a broken leg that will sideline him for around two months. Yet the Blues somehow managed to put Casboult's loss aside and conjure up a stirring come-from-behind win. 

Port made the early running but couldn't find the big sticks, with Ollie Wines, Aaron Young and Jasper Pittard all missing shots at goal in the first five minutes. Casboult then went down with his leg injury and that seemed to somehow ignite the Blues. Andrejs Everitt goaled for them at the seven-minute mark and, although Justin Westhoff responded soon after for Port, majors to Marc Murphy and Jed Lamb saw Carlton ahead by 10 points at the 20-minute mark. The Power turned things around in time-on, though, and goals to Jackson Trengove, Karl Amon and Westhoff had them ahead by nine points at quarter time.

Zach Tuohy goaled on the run within the first minute of the second term but Port kicked three of the next four majors to jump to a 16-point lead 10 minutes into the quarter. The Blues hot black, though, and Everitt's second and third goals had them back within two points before Port regained the ascendency to close out the hard with three behinds and a goal to Aaron Young to lead by 11 at the long break.

Jed Lamb's second major had the Blues back within a goal five minutes into the third term and it was a bit of a see-saw affair after that. Bryce Gibbs goaled from a tight angle to level the scores at the 10-minute mark but Chad Wingard's first had Port back ahead a minute later. The two sides registered only behinds for the next 13 minutes before Matthew Kreuzer goaled to put Carlton ahead by a point after 245 minutes. Wingard answered with another goal and the Power was five points clear at 'orange' time. 

Most expected Port to shake the Blues off and go on with the job in the final term and that's the way it appeared to be a headed after Travis Boak, Matthew Broadbent and Charlie Dixon all kicked goals to put the Power three goals clear after 15 minutes. Carlton had other ideas, however, and its defence tightened up to the point that Port did not score again. Patrick Cripps scored a behind and then the re-born Liam Jones added a goal and a behind to cut the difference to just 10 points entering time on.

The Blues continued to attack and a great tackle by Liam Sumner saw him get a free kick and kick a goal to bring the margin back to just four points. At the 25-minute mark, big Matthew Kreuzer grabbed the ball and snapped a goal to put Carlton ahead and the Blues then defended grimly to record a brilliant two-point win. It emerged later that Kreuzer had kicked the goal with a knee injury that will keep him out of the game for a month.

Gibbs was brilliant for the Blues, with 30 disposals and seven tackles, while Port was well served by Hamish Hartlett (26 possessions, seven tackles) and Wines (29 touches and four marks).

Both sides are now locked on 4-4, with Port to host West Coast at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday and Carlton to meet the undefeated North Melbourne at Docklands on Sunday. 

GOALS
Carlton: Everitt 3; Lamb, Jones, Kreuzer 2; Murphy, Gibbs, Rowe, Tuohy, Sumner
Port Adelaide: Wingard, Dixon, Westhoff 2; Boak, Broadbent, Ebert, Hartlett, Trengove, Amon, Young

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Carlton: Gibbs, Docherty, Kreuzer, Cripps, Curnow, Everitt
Port Adelaide: Hartlett, Wines, Trengove, Young, Amon

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Carlton: Gibbs, Kreuzer, Cripps, Docherty, Murphy, Rowe, Curnow, Simpson
Port Adelaide: Wines, Hartlett, Trengove, Young, Polec, Amon

INJURIES
Carlton: Casboult (leg), Kreuzer (ankle), Cripps (knee)
Port Adelaide: Nil

UMPIRES: Donlon, Bannister, Chamberlain

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Sandy Roberts, Dwayne Russell, Jason Dunstall, Danny Frawley

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 8 4 8 16 0 2 0 2 1 0 29y 145d 128 58
38 Byrne, Ciarán 6 3 3 9 0 0 0 1 1 2 21y 161d 7 0
41 Casboult, Levi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 26y 61d 60 59
9 Cripps, Patrick 9 5 21 30 0 1 1 7 1 0 21y 58d 30 9
35 Curnow, Ed 15 5 12 27 0 0 0 7 2 0 26y 190d 96 11
15 Docherty, Sam 22 13 11 33 0 0 0 4 0 1 22y 211d 56 10
33 Everitt, Andrejs 8 6 9 17 3 1 1 2 1 0 27y 63d 122 85
4 Gibbs, Bryce 18 5 12 30 1 0 3 7 3 0 27y 61d 195 111
40 Jamison, Michael 6 6 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 29y 339d 150 2
14 Jones, Liam 8 6 0 8 2 2 0 1 2 1 25y 81d 79 81
11 Kerridge, Sam 6 4 9 15 0 0 2 3 0 0 23y 19d 35 26
8 Kreuzer, Matthew 8 6 7 15 2 0 38 2 1 1 27y 2d 127 69
13 Lamb, Jed 9 3 4 13 2 1 0 4 2 0 23y 209d 29 24
3 Murphy, Marc 14 3 12 26 1 0 0 3 1 1 28y 301d 212 156
20 Plowman, Lachie 13 9 4 17 0 0 0 4 0 1 21y 247d 25 1
17 Rowe, Sam 10 8 3 13 1 1 12 0 3 0 28y 178d 59 14
6 Simpson, Kade 20 10 5 25 0 0 0 4 3 1 32y 10d 250 124
19 Sumner, Liam 6 2 5 11 1 0 0 4 2 0 22y 273d 17 14
39 Thomas, Dale 10 4 7 17 0 0 0 3 0 1 28y 329d 189 140
42 Tuohy, Zach 10 3 10 20 1 0 0 4 2 0 26y 157d 106 36
1 Walker, Andrew 10 1 5 15 0 0 2 3 1 1 29y 363d 194 131
46 Wright, Matthew 10 5 11 21 0 0 0 4 0 0 26y 153d 102 70
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 226 112 159 385 14 9 59 70 26 11 26y 64d 2268 1231
Port Adelaide Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
41 Ah Chee, Brendon 2 2 6 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 22y 146d 18 7
15 Amon, Karl 12 2 10 22 1 0 0 1 0 1 20y 270d 11 9
1 Boak, Travis 4 0 8 12 1 1 0 5 0 1 27y 288d 185 112
5 Broadbent, Matthew 10 5 5 15 1 1 0 4 0 3 25y 288d 133 46
33 Byrne-Jones, Darcy 6 0 2 8 0 0 0 3 1 1 20y 238d 6 2
22 Dixon, Charlie 5 3 8 13 2 1 3 1 1 0 25y 235d 73 113
7 Ebert, Brad 6 2 8 14 1 0 0 9 0 1 26y 43d 177 93
8 Hartlett, Hamish 15 7 11 26 1 0 0 7 0 0 25y 275d 118 66
36 Hombsch, Jack 9 5 1 10 0 0 0 1 2 2 23y 69d 69 0
24 Impey, Jarman 4 3 5 9 0 0 0 1 0 2 20y 311d 41 8
42 Jonas, Tom 4 1 3 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 25y 127d 81 1
48 Krakouer, Nathan 7 4 1 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 28y 10d 70 21
3 Neade, Jake 7 3 4 11 0 1 0 3 2 1 21y 352d 42 35
13 O'Shea, Cam 4 0 4 8 0 0 0 2 0 3 24y 63d 72 7
29 Pittard, Jasper 10 2 5 15 0 2 0 1 0 0 25y 44d 84 11
21 Polec, Jared 13 2 5 18 0 1 0 2 0 2 23y 216d 52 30
14 Stewart, Paul 7 5 4 11 0 0 0 2 1 1 28y 310d 92 33
12 Trengove, Jackson 12 3 8 20 1 0 16 6 0 4 25y 195d 120 9
39 Westhoff, Justin 11 3 3 14 2 2 3 5 2 0 29y 227d 189 240
16 Wines, Ollie 9 4 20 29 0 1 5 3 0 1 21y 221d 70 33
20 Wingard, Chad 7 1 4 11 2 1 0 2 1 1 22y 291d 95 159
40 Young, Aaron 7 1 10 17 1 2 0 3 1 0 23y 161d 49 29
  Totals 171 58 135 306 13 13 27 66 11 26 24y 182d 1847 1064

Footnotes

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