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    Carlton vs. GWS Giants

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away June 11, 2017
    Carlton 71, GWS Giants 70
    Carlton GWS Giants
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q14125   2618
    Q27446   5838
    Q38755   7951
    Q4101171   91670

    Match result:

    Carlton have produced one of the great upsets of the year, stunning the GWS Giants in a one-point victory that will be talked about among Blues fans for years to come.

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    Final score
    Carlton Blues 10.11.71
    GWS Giants 9.16.70

    Match preview:

    The GWS Giants will be looking to secure top spot for the second week running when they travel to Etihad Stadium to take on the Carlton Blues. Join The Roar for live scores and highlights from 3:20pm (AEST).

    The Giants have been badly bitten by the injury bug this season, with a number of key players on the sidelines for lengthy stints, but despite having nine of their best 22 out of the side, they still sit a game clear on top of the ladder, having been defeated just twice this season.

    The stars have been as good as ever, with Jeremy Cameron going to another level this year, Toby Greene continuing his career renaissance and Josh Kelly proving that may be worth even more than the nine-year, $9 million deal reportedly offered by North Melbourne.

    But the lesser lights forced in by injury have been just as critical to the Giants’ fortunes, the likes of Aidan Corr, Sam Reid and Harry Perryman all showing that the side’s depth is just as good as the A-list talent they have at their disposal.

    Despite winning just three games this season and sitting 17th on the ladder, Carlton have been almost as impressive as their opponents this season.

    With a rebuilding list, many predicted the Blues to finish near the foot of the ladder come season’s end, but coach Brendon Bolton has led his charges superbly to some inspiring wins and gallant losses.

    While they couldn’t get the four points against North Melbourne, the Blues were able to turn around a seven-goal deficit in the second quarter to hit the front in the final term, but lacked the experience and class to get over the line in the end.

    In Sam Docherty and Kade Simpson, the Blues have two of the best rebounding defenders going around, and with Patrick Cripps, Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs becoming a lethal trio in midfield and Levi Casboult overcoming his goalkicking woes, Carlton’s stocks look to be rising rapidly.

    The Blues have the midfield firepower to match it with the Giants’ depleted stocks, but their forward line is still and issue, and against a GWS attack armed to the teeth with star power, it’s difficult to see them being able to kick a winning score.

    GWS to retain top spot with a 44-point victory.

    There haven’t been many players as maligned as Liam Jones in his two-and-a-bit years in navy blue, but after a sensational form turnaround playing in defence in the VFL, the former Bulldog has forced his way back into the Blues’ line-up, with a match-up against one of Jeremy Cameron or Jonathon Patton looming large.

    Can the comeback man prove his VFL form was no fluke and inspire his teammates to an upset win? Or will the class of the Giants shine through in the end?

    Tune into The Roar’s live blog from 3:20pm (AEST), and don’t forget to leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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    Quarter 1
    3' GOAL - Jonathon Patton (GWS Giants)
    6' BEHIND - Matthew Kreuzer (Carlton)
    8' GOAL - Levi Casboult (Carlton)
    9' BEHIND - Josh Kelly (GWS Giants)
    10' GOAL - Matthew Wright (Carlton)
    12' BEHIND - Dylan Shiel (GWS Giants)
    16' BEHIND - Zac Williams (GWS Giants)
    20' GOAL - Jonathon Patton (GWS Giants)
    23' BEHIND - Sam J. Reid (GWS Giants)
    24' BEHIND - Steve Johnson (GWS Giants)
    26' GOAL - Ed Curnow (Carlton)
    27' BEHIND - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    30' GOAL - David Cuningham (Carlton)
    Quarter 2
    5' GOAL - Bryce Gibbs (Carlton)
    7' BEHIND - Dale Thomas (Carlton)
    9' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    11' GOAL - Callan Ward (GWS Giants)
    14' GOAL - Tim Taranto (GWS Giants)
    17' GOAL - David Cuningham (Carlton)
    19' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    22' BEHIND - Tom Scully (GWS Giants)
    24' GOAL - Jack Silvagni (Carlton)
    26' BEHIND - Kade Simpson (Carlton)
    28' BEHIND - Bryce Gibbs (Carlton)
    Quarter 3
    2' GOAL - Lachie Whitfield (GWS Giants)
    6' BEHIND - Levi Casboult (Carlton)
    9' BEHIND - Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
    11' GOAL - Matthew Kreuzer (Carlton)
    18' BEHIND - Lachie Whitfield (GWS Giants)
    20' GOAL - Matt de Boer (GWS Giants)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Josh Kelly (GWS Giants)
    5' GOAL - Dylan Shiel (GWS Giants)
    6' BEHIND - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    7' GOAL - Jed Lamb (Carlton)
    9' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
    10' BEHIND - Callan Ward (GWS Giants)
    11' BEHIND - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    14' GOAL - Matthew Wright (Carlton)
    15' BEHIND - Rushed (Carlton)
    18' GOAL - Dylan Shiel (GWS Giants)
    20' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    21' BEHIND - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    23' BEHIND - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    26' BEHIND - Levi Casboult (Carlton)
    26' BEHIND - Zac Fisher (Carlton)

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    • 6:48pm
      Zed16 said | 6:48pm | ! Report

      Great game to watch and a well earned team victory for the Blues.

      Special mention to the Big Kruez who took the points today in his milestone match and also gave Goldstein an absolute toweling in their previous match.

      Injury free and fully fit we are seeing the real value of Matty Kruezer.

      Hats off to Bolts and his coaching team as they are getting the best out of the team available to them and their improvement is evident week on week.

      The season will still be a roller coaster for all of us Blues fans but i am in for the ride.

      Great effort Blues!!!

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      hairy fat man said | 6:12pm | ! Report

      Toby Green just lost the plot today. Mind-boggling.

    • 6:01pm
      Jon boy said | 6:01pm | ! Report

      Great for footy . Extra special Coach Bolton. you could see it coming for a while.

    • Roar Guru

      Tim Miller said | 5:56pm | ! Report

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      That’s it from me. What a cracker. What a result for Blues fans. Until next time, then!

      Carlton 10.11 (71) def GWS 9.16 (70) by 1 point at Etihad Stadium.

      Carlton: Cunningham 2, Wright 2, Kreuzer, Gibbs, Curnow, Casboult, A Silvagni, Lamb.
      GWS: Patton 2, Shiel 2, Whitfield, Ward, de Boer, Taranto, Cameron.

      Carlton: Jones, Docherty, Kreuzer, Gibbs, Murphy.
      GWS: Shiel, Whitfield, Shaw, Greene, Kelly.

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      Col from Brissie said | 5:55pm | ! Report

      Da da da da da, sing that beautiful song. Great win and great reward for a 4 qtr effort. Well done to the big Kreuz – 150 great games with today no exception.

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      Tim Miller said | 5:54pm | ! Report

      Preditive Brownlow time, everyone!
      Carlton: Sam Docherty, 1 vote.

      Absolutely magnificent again across half-back.

      Carlton: Liam Jones, 2 votes.
      What a comeback from the much-maligned former Dog, with plenty of intercepts across the backline.

      GWS: Dylan Shiel, 3 votes.
      The clear best player on the ground, and was huge late with 2 last-quarter goals, but it wasn’t enough.

      • 5:56pm
        Trill said | 5:56pm | ! Report

        Dylan Shiel is a spud! Blues!!!!

    • 5:53pm
      Simon said | 5:53pm | ! Report

      YAAAAAAAAAA go back to Spotless boofheads

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      Tim Miller said | 5:52pm | ! Report

      Carlton have produced one of the great upsets of the year, stunning the GWS Giants in a one-point victory that will be talked about among Blues fans for years to come.
      A Zac Fisher miss with two minutes on the clock gave the Blues the lead, and a spirited GWS attack was cut off by a Blues defence that was magnificent all day.
      Despite controlling large parts of the first half, the Giants found themselves unable to make inroads in their forward 50, with their dangerous forward line quelled by a disciplined Blues’ defensive effort.
      And the unlikely source of former Western Bulldog Liam Jones was at the centre of it, the much-maligned Blue continuing his stellar VFL form to finish with 6 marks, 3 of them intercepts, as well as curbing the influence on Jonathon Patton.
      There were no such issues for the Blues up forward, whose speed on the rebound continually caught the Giants’ defence out, with David Cunningham in particular dangerous inside attacking 50 with a pair of goals.
      The arm wrestle continued in the third term, with the Blues hanging onto their slim lead despite the Giants throwing everything at them. A scintillating passage of play where the Giants broke from defensive 50 and overcame some desperate Blues defence for a Matt de Boer goal in the square looked more like the Giants of old, but the Blues’ pressure was telling, with their trademark running and pinpoint kicking largely hampered.
      With the margin just four points at three quarter time, it was set to be a last quarter for the ages. Dylan Shiel put the Giants in front early with a clever snap, but a former Giant in Jed Lamb responded for the Blues in his first game for the year. Shiel was enormous, but so was Matthew Kreuzer for the Blues, the ruckman marking his 150th game with arguably his best performance yet. Points were traded, blows were struck, and the Blues had a one-point lead with a minute on the clock.
      And there it stayed, the Giants’ last attack stymied to send the fans into raptures. 17th had beaten 1st. What else in this crazy season?

    • 5:52pm
      peter wolf said | 5:52pm | ! Report

      Well done Blues

    • 5:52pm
      Mattician6x6 said | 5:52pm | ! Report

      You go blues. My tips running 6/6this round

      • 6:15pm
        Mark said | 6:15pm | ! Report

        I’m 1/6 but I’m miles behind so I’m just happy to see the upsets.

      • Roar Guru

        Cat said | 6:33pm | ! Report

        Sure …

        • 6:55pm
          Mattician6x6 said | 6:55pm | ! Report

          Very much true…sorry cat

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