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Carlton vs Gold Coast

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Round: 4   Venue: Docklands   Date: Sat, 15-04-2017 7:25 pm   Crowd: 24,968  
Carlton 2.4.166.6.427.7.4912.10.82 C:  Brendon Bolton
Gold Coast 3.0.186.1.3713.3.8117.6.108 C:  Rodney Eade
  SUNS by 2CARL by 5SUNS by 32SUNS by 26  
Weather
min temp  11.8°C      max temp  17.3°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  67%    air pressure  1020.4mb
wind speed 0km/h      wind direction  CALM
Brownlow Medal 3 Tom Lynch (SUNS)2 Brandon Matera (SUNS)1 Gary Ablett (SUNS)

Match Report

Two weeks ago, the Gold Coast Suns were a club in crisis, having been thrashed to the tune of 102 points by GWS, and with rumours abounding that its star Gary Ablett was unhappy and couldn't wait to move back to his home state of Victoria. Well if a week is a long time in football, the Suns have proved that a fortnight is an eternity, after they recorded a strong win against Carlton at Docklands on Saturday night, to go with their 86-point thrashing of Hawthorn a week earlier. Ablett was amongst the best for the second week in a row, and suddenly all is rosy at Carrara once more. 

Saturday night's match got off to a slow start, with neither side scoring for the first five minutes. Jacob Weitering broke the deadlock with a strong mark and beautiful long goal but Sun Tom Lynch did the same two minutes later to set up what would be a very goos night for him. The Blues held sway for the next seven minutes, adding three behinds and a goal to Levi Casboult to jump to a nine-point lead. Lynch's second cut the margin to three, and a further goal to Brandon Matera had the Suns ahead by two points at quarter time.

It didn't take long for Carlton to regain the lead in the second quarter, Jack Silvagni's roving goal putting the Blues four points clear, but Lynch struck again at the four-minute mark, marking and goaling to put Gold Coast ahead again. Four minutes later he had his fourth, and the Suns were ahead by eight but debutant Zac Fisher kicked a beautiful goal from the boundary to cut the Blues' deficit back to two after nine minutes. That man Tom Lynch bobbed up once more at the 14-minute mark to kick his fifth, but Carlton finished the term strongly, with goals to Jarrod Pickett and Ed Curnow seeing the Blues ahead 6.6 to 6.1 at the half. 

Jack Bowes put the Suns back in front when he kicked a goal after a free kick two minute into the third quarter but a mark and goal to Kade Simpson had Carlton back in front by a goal at the eight-minute mark. Unfortunately for the Blues, things turned very sour for them after that. A brace of goals to Peter Wright at the 12 and 14-minute marks put Gold Coast back in front and sparked a string of goals, with Jarryd Lyons, Matera. Lynch and Sean Lemmens getting in on the act. When the siren sounded for three-quarter time, the Suns were suddenly 32 points clear. 

Desperate for the first goal of the final term, the Blues got it through Silvagni as they had in the second, but the Suns had the answers and further majors to Wright, Ablett and Matera took to margin out to 44 points and the game was as good as over. Carlton scored consolation goals late in the match, one to Sam Rowe and two to Casboult, but the heat had well and truly gone out of the game by then, and the Suns won by 26 points, winding down late in the match.

Tom Lynch's career best haul of seven goals made him one of Gold Coast's best, while Marc Murphy (28 possessions, seven tackles) played a fine captain's game for the Blues.

The Suns will have a tough task m making it three wins in a row, taking on the undefeated Adelaide Crows at Carrara on Saturday, while Carlton will also have a tough assignment in round five, taking on Port Power at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night. 

GOALS
Carlton: Silvagni, Casboult 3; Weitering, Fisher, Pickett, C. Curnow, Simpson, Rowe
Gold Coast: Lynch 6; Wright, Matera 3; Bowes, Lyons, Lemmens, Ablett

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Carlton: Murphy, Docherty, Marchbank, Silvagni, Casboult
Gold Coast: Lynch, Matera, Ablett, Hall, Witts, Martin, Miller, Fiorini

BEST - THE AGE
Carlton: Murphy, Curnow, Docherty, Simpson, Gibbs, Casboult
Gold Coast: Lynch, Matera, Ablett, Martin, Hall, Saad, Harbrow, Fiorini

INJURIES
Carlton: Nil
Gold Coast: May (hamstring)

UMPIRES: Fisher, Margetts, Hosking

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Dwayne Russell, Jason Dunstall, Brad Johnson, Brian Lake

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
41 Casboult, Levi 9 10 4 13 3 0 2 2 0 1 27y 31d 76 76
9 Cripps, Patrick 10 2 7 17 0 0 0 9 2 0 22y 28d 48 17
30 Curnow, Charlie 10 6 3 13 0 2 0 5 1 1 20y 71d 9 5
35 Curnow, Ed 12 5 5 17 1 0 0 10 0 0 27y 159d 113 19
15 Docherty, Sam 24 13 2 26 0 1 0 4 0 0 23y 180d 74 11
25 Fisher, Zac 7 3 5 12 1 0 0 5 1 0 18y 304d 1 1
4 Gibbs, Bryce 15 3 7 22 0 0 0 7 2 1 28y 31d 213 121
8 Kreuzer, Matthew 8 1 2 10 0 1 23 5 1 2 27y 337d 144 75
26 Macreadie, Harrison 6 5 3 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 19y 4d 4 0
22 Marchbank, Caleb 11 8 9 20 0 1 0 1 0 0 20y 129d 11 0
3 Murphy, Marc 19 7 9 28 0 1 0 7 2 1 29y 270d 218 160
5 Petrevski-Seton, Sam 9 1 1 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 19y 55d 4 2
33 Pickett, Jarrod 7 2 2 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 20y 240d 4 2
20 Plowman, Lachie 6 3 3 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 216d 43 1
17 Rowe, Sam 6 4 2 8 1 0 0 2 3 2 29y 147d 77 16
1 Silvagni, Jack 11 10 3 14 3 0 0 4 0 0 19y 119d 12 12
6 Simpson, Kade 13 9 6 19 1 0 0 3 1 0 32y 345d 268 128
39 Thomas, Dale 11 6 7 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 29y 298d 204 142
23 Weitering, Jacob 5 4 4 9 1 0 0 3 0 1 19y 143d 24 6
43 White, Simon 5 3 3 8 0 0 0 3 1 0 28y 302d 80 12
31 Williamson, Tom 8 1 5 13 0 0 0 3 1 1 18y 124d 2 0
46 Wright, Matthew 11 3 6 17 0 2 0 3 4 0 27y 122d 120 91
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 223 109 98 321 12 10 25 82 20 10 24y 66d 1749 897
Gold Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
9 Ablett, Gary 18 5 16 34 1 1 0 4 0 2 32y 336d 292 382
20 Barlow, Michael 5 1 9 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 29y 118d 130 83
29 Bowes, Jack 7 3 7 14 1 0 0 1 1 1 19y 79d 4 1
8 Fiorini, Brayden 13 6 18 31 0 0 0 4 0 0 19y 236d 4 4
33 Hall, Aaron 15 5 14 29 0 0 0 4 0 2 26y 157d 82 67
5 Harbrow, Jarrod 14 5 9 23 0 0 0 2 0 1 28y 271d 186 52
38 Joyce, Jesse 6 5 9 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 19y 241d 15 0
10 Kolodjashnij, Kade 14 8 7 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 21y 249d 63 11
23 Lemmens, Sean 11 7 5 16 1 0 0 3 1 2 22y 164d 53 10
21 Leslie, Jack 5 8 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 21y 353d 8 0
19 Lynch, Tom 13 12 6 19 7 0 0 1 2 1 24y 166d 106 202
25 Lyons, Jarryd 16 4 8 24 1 2 0 4 0 1 24y 267d 59 33
4 Martin, Jack 15 12 15 30 0 0 0 1 0 2 22y 76d 48 41
32 Matera, Brandon 22 9 7 29 3 1 0 3 0 0 25y 35d 93 111
17 May, Steven 7 5 10 17 0 1 0 0 1 0 25y 95d 92 17
11 Miller, Touk 9 2 15 24 0 0 0 1 2 1 21y 52d 44 14
3 Rosa, Matt 7 5 14 21 0 0 0 4 0 0 30y 143d 187 43
42 Saad, Adam 6 3 9 15 0 0 0 3 0 0 22y 266d 30 1
6 Sexton, Alex 7 3 11 18 0 0 0 0 0 2 23y 133d 59 32
24 Swallow, David 7 3 6 13 0 0 0 2 0 1 24y 147d 82 39
28 Witts, Jarrod 6 2 8 14 0 0 36 2 2 0 24y 214d 44 19
30 Wright, Peter 6 5 4 10 3 1 4 2 1 0 20y 219d 24 33
  Totals 229 118 212 441 17 6 40 44 10 20 24y 50d 1705 1195

Footnotes

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