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Carlton Blues vs Gold Coast Suns: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

31st March, 2018

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Carlton vs. Gold Coast Suns

Etihad Stadium
AFL Home and Away March 31, 2018
Carlton 67, Gold Coast Suns 101
Carlton Gold Coast Suns
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q1117   5535
Q24428   8755
Q36844   12981
Q491367   1511101
When: 1:45pm AEDT
Where: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
TV: Fox Footy
Betting: Carlton Blues $1.47, Gold Coast Suns $2.75

Carlton Blues
B: Plowman, Jones, Weitering
HB: O’Shea, Marchbank, Byrne
C: Simpson, Cripps, Mullett
HF: Fisher, Casboult, Thomas
F: Petrevski-Seton, Curnow, Garlett
FOLL: Kreuzer, Curnow, Murphy
I/C: Dow, Cuningham, Lamb, Wright

Gold Coast Suns
B: Harbrow, Thompson, Joyce
HB: Rischitelli, May, Kolodjashnij
C: Weller, Lyons, Bowes
HF: Martin, Lynch, Young
F: Ainsworth, Day, Sexton
FOLL: Witts, Miller, Swallow
I/C: Holman, Fiorini, MacPherson, Hall
Charlie Curnow of the Blues celebrates kicking a goal during the round one AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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Match result:

The Gold Coast Suns have gone 2-0 with a dominant win over the Carlton Blues, as Tom J Lynch kicked eight on Saturday at Etihad Stadium.

Final score
Carlton Blues 9.13 (67)
Gold Coast Suns 15.11 (101)

Match preview:

The Carlton Blues welcome the Gold Coast Suns to Etihad Stadium in a game that both sides will fancy their chances to come out with all four points. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 1:45pm (AEDT).

Carlton may not have got the win they would have wanted last week, but they were very impressive in the opening game of the season, where they were competitive against last season’s premiers, the Richmond Tigers.

Under Brendon Bolton, the Blues have been known to play a more defensive brand of football, but that went down the drain last week against the Tigers. They took the game on and played this attacking style of footy that any supporter would enjoy watching.

One of the shining lights was Charlie Curnow, who kicked five goals against the Tigers. Bolton no doubt will be looking for him to stand up again and give his side a chance of getting their first win of the season.

In team news for the Blues, Cam O’Shea will make his Carlton debut, and David Cunningham also comes into the side. Matthew Kennedy comes out of the team with an ankle injury, and Jack Silvagni is omitted.

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As for the Suns, they come off a handy win against the North Melbourne Kangaroos. In those horrendous conditions they played up in Cairns last week, that game had the potential to go either way, so they will be pleased to come out with a win to start the Stuart Dew era.

It was difficult to take anything out of the Suns’ win against the Kangaroos due to the conditions, but the collective effort from the team is an encouraging sign for a side that have lacked team continuity in previous years.

In team news for the Suns, Aaron Hall replaces the omitted Matt Rosa.

Prediction
This is a tough game to predict. Majority in the public feel the Blues will win this, but I’ve got a funny feeling the Suns will win in a close one. They will surprise a few come the end of this season.

Gold Coast Suns by 11.

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