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

12th May, 2018

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Carlton vs. Essendon

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
When: 2:10pm (AEST)
Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground
TV: Fox Footy
Betting: Carlton $3, Essendon $1.41

B Lachie Plowman, Sam Rowe, Dale Thomas
HB Aaron Mullett, Liam Jones, Kade Simpson
C Darcy Lang, Patrick Cripps, Ed Curnow
HF Zac Fisher, Harry McKay, Nick Graham
F Sam Petrevski-Seton, Charlie Curnow, Jarrod Garlett
FOL Matthew Kreuzer, Paddy Dow, Sam Kerridge
I/C Cameron O'Shea, Jed Lamb, Matthew Wright, Lochie O'Brien
EMG Cameron Polson, Andrew Phillips, Matt Shaw, Jack Silvagni

B Mark Baguley, Michael Hurley, Adam Saad
HB Conor McKenna, Patrick Ambrose, Brendon Goddard
C Orazio Fantasia, Zach Merrett, Kobe Mutch
HF Jayden Laverde, James Stewart, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
F David Myers, Cale Hooker, David Zaharakis
FOL Tom Bellchambers, Devon Smith, Dyson Heppell
I/C Ben McNiece, Shaun McKernan, Darcy Parish, Jake Stringer
EMG Jordan Ridley, Kyle Langford, Matt Guelfi, Dylan Clarke
The Blues host the Bombers at the 'G. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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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.

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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