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Carlton vs. Essendon

Melbourne Cricket Ground
2012 AFL Premiership Season April 21, 2012
Essendon won by 30 points
Carlton Essendon
 Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
Q14428   3624
Q24731   81159
Q351242   121789
Q4111379   1519109

Two of Melbourne’s big four meet this afternoon when an undermanned Essendon try and halt a red-hot Carlton outfit. Live scores and commentary from the MCG will be here from 1.45pm AEST.

We know they’re coming.

Not only did last Friday night’s 60-point demolition of Collingwood send their bitter rivals’ season into an early tailspin, but it well and truly stamped Carlton as a top-four outfit that will almost certainly be around in the latter stages of September.

While it is no surprise that Chris Judd is up and firing for the Blues, the real story has been the performance of Carlton’s number one draft picks, namely Marc Murphy.

The 24-year-old midfielder is averaging nearly 34 disposals over the first three rounds and although being well-regarded at VISY Park for a long time, looks finally set to establish himself as one of the best midfielders in the AFL.

This afternoon Carlton come up against another unbeaten side in Essendon but while Carlton are flying, the same can’t really be said about Essendon.

James Hird’s outfit have been crucified by injuries with the likes of David Hille, Jason Winderlich, Scott Gumbleton, Mark McVeigh, Nathan Lovett-Murray and David Myers all set to miss.

The problem is doubled when Essendon’s next fixture is considered: Collingwood in the ANZAC Day blockbuster on a three-day backup.

There can be no implication that Essendon will be playing soft this afternoon but if the tide turns in Carlton’s favour early, it is hard to see Essendon going full-throttle knowing who is up next.

Contests between these two storied rivals are often close and have a habit of throwing up surprise results so it would be foolish to dismiss Essendon’s chances completely.

But against a hungry Carlton side who after a decade look finally ready to rejoin the competition’s elite, it’s hard to see them getting the four points today.

It’s a classic Saturday afternoon matchup at the MCG between two of Melbourne’s powerhouses. Will it follow the script, or are we in for another cliffhanger? Action gets underway from 1.45pm AEST and we’ll cover all of it, siren-to-siren. Leave us your thoughts in the space below.

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Events
Quarter 1
13' GOAL - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
14' BEHIND - Chris Judd (Carlton)
15' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
16' BEHIND - Patrick Ryder (Essendon)
17' GOAL - Mitch Robinson (Carlton)
18' GOAL - Alwyn Davey (Essendon)
20' BEHIND - Jarrad Waite (Carlton)
21' BEHIND - Kane Lucas (Carlton)
22' BEHIND - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
22' GOAL - Jefferey Garlett (Carlton)
25' GOAL - Marc Murphy (Carlton)
27' BEHIND - Jobe Watson (Essendon)
28' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Carlton)
28' BEHIND - Leroy Jetta (Essendon)
29' GOAL - Jake Melksham (Essendon)
30' BEHIND - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
31' BEHIND - Kane Lucas (Carlton)
Quarter 2
2' GOAL - Michael Hurley (Essendon)
4' BEHIND - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
6' BEHIND - Kade Simpson (Carlton)
8' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
11' BEHIND - Jake Melksham (Essendon)
11' BEHIND - Jake Melksham (Essendon)
12' GOAL - David Zaharakis (Essendon)
15' GOAL - Dustin Fletcher (Essendon)
17' BEHIND - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
20' GOAL - Alwyn Davey (Essendon)
22' BEHIND - Jarrad Waite (Carlton)
23' GOAL - Alwyn Davey (Essendon)
26' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
Quarter 3
2' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Carlton)
4' BEHIND - Jobe Watson (Essendon)
5' BEHIND - Kade Simpson (Carlton)
6' BEHIND - Eddie Betts (Carlton)
8' BEHIND - Ricky Dyson (Essendon)
11' BEHIND - Patrick Ryder (Essendon)
12' BEHIND - Jarrad Waite (Carlton)
14' BEHIND - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
17' GOAL - Brent Stanton (Essendon)
20' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
21' GOAL - Patrick Ryder (Essendon)
22' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
24' BEHIND - Alwyn Davey (Essendon)
24' BEHIND - Michael Jamison (Carlton)
27' GOAL - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
29' GOAL - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
Quarter 4
1' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Carlton)
6' GOAL - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
8' GOAL - Brock McLean (Carlton)
9' BEHIND - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)
14' GOAL - Bryce Gibbs (Carlton)
16' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Carlton)
20' GOAL - Chris Judd (Carlton)
21' GOAL - Angus Monfries (Essendon)
26' GOAL - Sean Hampson (Carlton)
29' BEHIND - Kade Simpson (Carlton)
31' BEHIND - Cory Dell`olio (Essendon)
32' GOAL - Stewart Crameri (Essendon)

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