Carlton Blues vs Essendon Bombers: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

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    Carlton vs. Essendon

    MCG
    AFL Home and Away May 12, 2018
    Carlton 91, Essendon 78
    Carlton Essendon
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q14125   3220
    Q26238   5939
    Q310666   71456
    Q414791   101878

    Match result:

    Carlton’s Curnow brothers have powered the Blues to their first win of the season, denying Essendon by 13 points in a gritty AFL thriller.

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    Final score
    Carlton Blues 14.7.91
    Essendon Bombers 10.18.78

    Match preview:

    The Carlton Blues are looking to get their first win of the season when they face the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 2:10pm (AEST).

    It must be a frustrating time to be a Carlton supporter. They’ve heard the same message for a number of years – the side is in a rebuild – but you’ve eventually got to come out of it.

    Yes, it is a young group, but they just aren’t showing enough. They looked better last season if one is being truthful, but they do have a handful of injuries to key players.

    They showed glimpses against Adelaide last week that they have the fight and competitive edge, but just didn’t show it for long enough. I like the look of Harry McKay, though. Seems to have an eye for goal and is starting to show his worth to the Blues faithful.

    In team news for the Blues, Darcy Lang will make his Carlton debut, while Charlie Curnow and Jed Lamb also come into the side. Levi Casboult (injured), Matthew Kennedy (omitted) and Andrew Phillips (omitted) make way.

    As for Essendon, this has been the worst start to the season from them in years. There was talk about a premiership and finals football, but they are nowhere near good enough. When it gets hard, not one of them has the ability to stand up.

    People bemoan Brendon Goddard’s sprays to teammates, but he looks as if he’s the only one that cares. They’re lacking belief, and Hawthorn exposed that last weekend

    In team news for the Bombers, Orazio Fantasia and Shaun McKernan replace the injured Joe Daniher and Andrew McGrath.

    Prediction
    Surely Essendon can’t lose this one? No disrespect to Carlton, but they just aren’t as good as the Bombers.

    Bombers by 22.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' GOAL - Darcy Lang (Carlton)
    4' BEHIND - Ed Curnow (Carlton)
    6' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    11' GOAL - Conor McKenna (Essendon)
    13' BEHIND - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    14' GOAL - Shaun McKernan (Essendon)
    21' GOAL - Jed Lamb (Carlton)
    25' GOAL - Zac Fisher (Carlton)
    27' GOAL - Harry McKay (Carlton)
    33' GOAL - Patrick Ambrose (Essendon)
    Quarter 2
    3' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    4' BEHIND - Nick Graham (Carlton)
    8' BEHIND - Shaun McKernan (Essendon)
    9' BEHIND - James Stewart (Essendon)
    10' GOAL - David Zaharakis (Essendon)
    12' GOAL - Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
    15' BEHIND - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    16' GOAL - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
    19' GOAL - Ed Curnow (Carlton)
    21' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    26' BEHIND - Jake Stringer (Essendon)
    30' BEHIND - Tom Bellchambers (Essendon)
    Quarter 3
    1' GOAL - Zach Merrett (Essendon)
    5' BEHIND - Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
    8' GOAL - Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
    9' BEHIND - Shaun McKernan (Essendon)
    10' BEHIND - Matthew Kreuzer (Carlton)
    12' BEHIND - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    14' GOAL - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    15' BEHIND - Nick Graham (Carlton)
    17' BEHIND - Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
    17' BEHIND - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    20' GOAL - Darcy Lang (Carlton)
    22' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    25' GOAL - Harry McKay (Carlton)
    27' GOAL - Charlie Curnow (Carlton)
    29' BEHIND - Darcy Parish (Essendon)
    Quarter 4
    2' GOAL - Shaun McKernan (Essendon)
    3' BEHIND - Harry McKay (Carlton)
    5' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    8' GOAL - Sam Petrevski-Seton (Carlton)
    10' GOAL - Jed Lamb (Carlton)
    14' GOAL - Sam Kerridge (Carlton)
    16' GOAL - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    17' BEHIND - Darcy Parish (Essendon)
    19' GOAL - Ed Curnow (Carlton)
    26' BEHIND - Zach Merrett (Essendon)
    28' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    30' BEHIND - Jayden Laverde (Essendon)
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    • 12:30pm
      Harsh Truth Harry said | 12:30pm | ! Report

      The most disgraceful umpiring in the history of the game points to a conspiracy against the Bombers. Clearly the AFL persecution of our great club has not finished. Not only were we persecuted for years without any evidence we are now clearly feeling the mandate of Gilligan to the umpires to make life as hard as it can be for the Bombers. A impartial investigation MUST be launched and I’m happy to fund it! A disgrace! Stand up Gilligan and address what you have done to our great game in allowing the game to become rugby! Then admit the umpires have been given a directive to make the Bombers life impossible!

    • Roar Rookie

      2:20pm
      Murphster888 said | 2:20pm | ! Report

      Harry I thought you had massive broad shoulders where are you old son, I hope your not on your way to get your finals tickets, I don’t think they go on sale for 2028 just yet.

    • 10:17pm
      Doctor Rotcod said | 10:17pm | ! Report

      Top stuff from the Blues
      Bottom shelf,back of the shop from the Bombers,but they did double their score from half time
      Carlton had their kicking boots on,sort of,but 8 goals to 5 in the second half was enough
      Essendon’s 3rd Q with 2.5 tells the story

    • Roar Guru

      7:40pm
      Cat said | 7:40pm | ! Report

      Ed Curnow has to be referred straight to tribunal. Precedent has been set.

      • 7:51pm
        Kane said | 7:51pm | ! Report

        Yes he does unfortunately, and so does Steven May. And that’s the exact reason why Luke Parker had to and did get cleared today.

        • Roar Guru

          8:32pm
          Cat said | 8:32pm | ! Report

          Curnow and May shouldn’t be cleared though. Clear as that both were intentional.

          • 8:43pm
            Kane said | 8:43pm | ! Report

            Unfortunately right or wrong, they both have to get a week after what happened with Hawkins.

            • Roar Guru

              10:26pm
              Cat said | 10:26pm | ! Report

              Hawkins only got a week after he made a deal with the AFL too. If either or both try to challenge challenge the AFL has to seek 2 weeks each.

              • Roar Guru

                11:48pm
                Col from Brissie said | 11:48pm | ! Report

                If the umpires don’t want to be touched by the players then they need to not encroach on the players space.

              • 1:19am
                Don Freo said | 1:19am | ! Report

                May will be fine.

              • Roar Guru

                10:01am
                Cat said | 10:01am | ! Report

                Or you know players can just keep their hands to themselves.

              • 12:28pm
                Macca said | 12:28pm | ! Report

                I agree Col, last week we even had umpire she touching players.

                What amazes me with all 3 cases is that the umpires that got touched didn’t even think to report the players but apparently they were violated enough to warrant a minimum of a week

              • Roar Guru

                2:39pm
                Col from Brissie said | 2:39pm | ! Report

                Cat, there is no reason an umpire should be within 2 metres of players. If they kept that space then Hawkins or Curnow do not make contact.

              • Roar Guru

                4:34pm
                Cat said | 4:34pm | ! Report

                Then players sook they can’t hear the instructions from the umpires.

              • 6:34pm
                Macca said | 6:34pm | ! Report

                2m is still close enough to hear someone Cat.

                They cou,d come in to 1.5m if you are concerned.

      • 5:58pm
        Kane said | 5:58pm | ! Report

        May gets off Cat. What are your thoughts on this? And Charlie has been cited now but I can’t find video anywhere of it. This touching the Umpire rule is starting to become a bit of a joke now, I seen umpires touch player’s on a few occasions this year but nothing has been said about this.

      • 7:22pm
        Kane said | 7:22pm | ! Report

        I just seen the Charlie Curnow “incident”and if he gets a week for that then footy is stuffed. I agree Ed should get 1 week on precedent (but only on precedent) but Charlie shouldn’t even get a fine for that.

    • 6:43pm
      Kangajets said | 6:43pm | ! Report

      Congrats to the Carlton supporters in this site .

    • 5:42pm
      Kane said | 5:42pm | ! Report

      Spewing I missed it, got called in to our local sporting facility because of a break in!!! Good job boys, proud of ya’s. Let’s back it up again next week now

    • Roar Guru

      4:58pm
      Cat said | 4:58pm | ! Report

      Come out, come out, come out from wherever you are hiding Harry.

    • 4:54pm
      Zed16 said | 4:54pm | ! Report

      Harry you had a lot to say between November and the start of the season.

      Top 4, finals win, first to 17 flags well,

      Carlton 91 Essendon 78 and no semi finals for Essendon,

      THAT IS the Harsh Truth Harry!!!!

      • 5:50pm
        Salty said | 5:50pm | ! Report

        How funny was that ….where’s that harry bloke ??? Essendon is now the greatest reason for promotion/relegation in the history of football.

        And Little Johnny what would you like for christmas … well daddy can santa organise for us to play essendon 22 times next year .. that would be kinda the best ever present anybody could get. LMAO

        • Roar Guru

          8:13pm
          JamesH said | 8:13pm | ! Report

          “Essendon is now the greatest reason for promotion/relegation in the history of football.”

          I hope you realise you sound just as ridiculous as Harry when you say something like that.

          • 8:45pm
            Kane said | 8:45pm | ! Report

            It’s pretty obvious he’s just quoting Harry, James

            • 11:05am
              Salty said | 11:05am | ! Report

              thanks Kane ….yet maybe not so obvious to some

    • Roar Guru

      4:52pm
      Peter the Scribe said | 4:52pm | ! Report

      Congrats to Macca, Col and Kane, a great win. Interesting to see Harsh Truth Harry’s take on this. The umpires Harry?

      • 5:51pm
        Kane said | 5:51pm | ! Report

        Thanks Pete. Don’t think we’ll be hearing from Harry this week, he’ll be back hiding under that rock. It’s Gill’s, Paul Roos, the Umpires, ASADA, WADA and Brendan Bolton’s fault for being a jockey that Essendon lost today.

        • Roar Guru

          6:17pm
          Peter the Scribe said | 6:17pm | ! Report

          Ha ha, Might be time for the big bloke to head down to Lakes Entrance for good. Blimey, the Bombers are in a real trough now. Good on the Blues, not just for my multi, it was actually great to see them celebrating a win, just glad the Pies didn’t cop it!

    • 4:52pm
      Brinnx said | 4:52pm | ! Report

      Well thank god for that!!

    • Roar Guru

      4:51pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:51pm | ! Report

      Cheers for joining me today everyone, hope you enjoyed the call!

    • 4:51pm
      Kurt said | 4:51pm | ! Report

      Hahahahahaha Bummers hahahahahahaha

      • 4:56pm
        Dankswonderelixir said | 4:56pm | ! Report

        Yep Harry maybe you should duck out and grab some elixir,

        hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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