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Carlton Blues vs Hawthorn Hawks: AFL live scores, blog

19th August, 2017

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Carlton vs. Hawthorn

Etihad Stadium
AFL Home and Away August 19, 2017
Carlton 77, Hawthorn 70
Carlton Hawthorn
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q14428   117
Q26440   5737
Q310464   8856
Q412577   101070
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Time: 7:25pm (AEST)
TV: Fox Footy, Channel 7
Radio: Triple M, 3AW, ABC Grandstand
Betting: Carlton $3.70, Richmond $1.29

Last five meeting
R19, 2016, Hawthorn 10.14 (74) d Carlton 7.13 (55) at University of Tasmania Stadium
R23, 2015, Hawthorn 17.11 (113) d Carlton 8.8 (56) at the MCG
R17, 2015, Hawthorn 27.11 (173) d Carlton 4.11 (35) at Etihad Stadium
R13, 2014, Hawthorn 18.10 (118) d Carlton 13.12 (90) at the MCG
R12, 2013, Hawthorn 15.12 (102) d Carlton 13.9 (87) at Etihad Stadium

B Tom Williamson, Liam Jones, Lachie Plowman
HB Kade Simpson, Jacob Weitering, Sam Docherty
C Blaine Boekhorst, Marc Murphy, Jarrod Pickett
HF Matthew Wright, Charlie Curnow, Dale Thomas
F Sam Petrevski-Seton, Levi Casboult, Jed Lamb
FOL Matthew Kreuzer, Bryce Gibbs, Zac Fisher
I/C Ciaran Byrne, Sam Kerridge, Jack Silvagni, Billie Smedts
EMG Dennis Armfield, Kristian Jaksch, Nick Graham

B Shaun Burgoyne, Kaiden Brand, Blake Hardwick
HB Ryan Burton, James Sicily, Jack Gunston
C Isaac Smith, Tom Mitchell, Liam Shiels
HF Ryan Schoenmakers, Tim O'Brien, Ricky Henderson
F Luke Breust, Jarryd Roughead, Jaeger O'Meara
FOL Ben McEvoy, Will Langford, Luke Hodge
I/C Daniel Howe, Taylor Duryea, Paul Puopolo, Billy Hartung
EMG Conor Glass, Teia Miles, Marc Pittonet
Levi Casboult of the Blues reacts after kicking a goal during the Round 12 AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
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Match result:

Carlton have shattered Hawthorn’s September dream, ending their season as they defeated the Hawks by 7 points in a blistering contest at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

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Final score
Carlton Blues 12.5.77
Hawthorn Hawks 10.10.70

Match preview:

The Hawthorn Hawks will attempt to keep their dying finals campaign on life support on Saturday night as they take on a dangerous Carlton Blues at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:25pm (AEST).

Hawthorn is still alive in the 2017 AFL season, but one more loss will be the final blow for their finals hopes, and would see them miss the finals for the first time since 2009.

They must keep winning, and while their form is good after a strong 29-point win over North Melbourne last week, they come up against an extremely threatening Carlton outfit.

The Blues have been luckless for the most of the season, close losses to Melbourne, Essendon and the top-placed Adelaide. Their season was epitomised by last weeks loss to West Coast, as they hung with the Eagles, but weren’t good enough to get the job done.


While they are not finals-bound this year, Brendon Bolton’s men will be keen to show their supporters what the 2018 season holds for the Blues.

Hawthorn has the biggest inclusions out of the two, with Paul Puopolo and Jaeger O’Meara making their return to the side. They will come in for the omitted duo of Teia Miles and Conor Glass.

Carlton themselves have made just the one change, with Dennis Armfield to miss, with Ciaran Byrne coming in for the forward.

Players to Watch
Hawthorn – Tom Mitchell
Easily the best recruit of the season, Tom Mitchell has starred for the Hawks this year. With 35 touches last week against the Kangaroos, Mitchell is in fine touch, and could carve up the Blues midfield.

Carlton – Matt Kreuzer
The Carlton big man has had an All-Australian season so far, and ended last week with 33 hitouts, 7 tackles and 17 touches. He is coming up against Big Boy Ben McEvoy, and could have a field day against the Hawthorn ruckman.

Carlton by 10 points

While the Blues have struggled this year, they have been highly competitive, and its not unreasonable to say that in a close game (which this should be), that they will finally have some luck and get up for a big win, and show the Carlton faithful what to expect for the coming years.

Can Hawthorn keep their finals’ hopes alive? Or will Carlton be the killer blow to end the September dream for the Hawks? Join the Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:25pm (AEST).


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