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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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    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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    • 11:11pm
      Nathan of Perth said | 11:11pm | ! Report

      Well! Who knows what to think now?

    • 4:37pm
      Swampy said | 4:37pm | ! Report

      Bombers will be 6-0 in two weeks. Who’da thunk it!!

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    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:31pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Essendon 15.19.109 have defeated Carlton 11.13.79

      Well well. Carlton were hot favourites against a side decimated by injuries, but that is not how things have panned out. The Bombers were harder and hungrier all afternoon, while Carlton were well and truly off their best. It was a taxing encounter for both sides, and both have picked up injuries, with Hurley and Carrazzo the two notables.

      For the Bombers, ANZAC Day is up next in four days time while the Blues travel west to meet an in-form Freo next Friday night. Both sides from today will face significant challenges to get up for their next games.

      But for today, the Bombers and their fans celebrate, and they currently sit atop the AFL ladder with four wins from four matches!

      Thanks for following along, enjoy the rest of the weekend’s sporting action!

    • Columnist

      Justin Cinque said | 4:28pm | ! Report

      What a loud and buoyant rentition of the song!

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:22pm | ! Report

      4Q: Carlton 79 Essendon 109 (1:03′ to play)

      Little bit of a fracas there! Judd dives on and is pinged for in-the-back, few pushes and shoves exchanged and Murphy welcomes Dell’olio to the AFL with a few strong ones!

      They say he is a Milne’/Ballantyne type, and that is the first evidence that that might be the case!

    • Columnist

      Dane Eldridge said | 4:21pm | ! Report

      The Bombers are going to be up and about for Anzac Day. Should be a spicy affair!

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:19pm | ! Report

      4Q: Carlton 79 Essendon 109 (2:11′ to play)

      All over now! Downfield free-kick that will be taken by Crameri, who boots his fifth from close range! That will be four points for the Bombers now! And in the end, well-deserved too.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:19pm | ! Report

      4Q: Carlton 79 Essendon 103 (2:48′ to play)

      That would have brought the house down! Dell’olio picks up the crumb on the boundary line and tries the Daicos style along the ground, but it comes back too far and is a behind.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:17pm | ! Report

      4Q: Carlton 79 Essendon 102 (3:30′ to play)

      That might have been it. From the ball-up inside 50, the Bombers are able to clear and eventually, it ends up a stoppage inside the Bombers’ forward 50.

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