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To have any shot at finals, the Carlton Blues simply have to defeat a young Sydney Swans side who’ve been plucky of late. Join The Roar for live scores from 8:10pm (AEST).
After looking like the frontrunners to steal eighth spot, two second-half fadeouts in as many matches have just about put Carlton’s season to bed. In what had been an encouraging year of improvement, a goalless second half against Collingwood and a one-goal-to-four second half against GWS may have seen their luck run out.
Sydney were never going to threaten for finals in 2020, but their effort has virtually never waned all season and they’ve stolen two huge upset wins over their last four matches – a 41-point shellacking of the Giants in Perth and Thursday’s 21-point stunner against Melbourne. They’ll be hoping to keep their foot on the pedal until season’s end.
The Blues notched a seven-point win at the SCG in the last meeting between these sides, but their recent record against the Swans is awful. They haven’t won consecutive matches against Sydney since 2011, losing ten of 12 matches since.
Opening bounce: 8:10pm (AEST)
Venue: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
TV: Fox Sports, Seven (NSW only)
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
B: Sam Docherty, Jacob Weitering, Kade Simpson
HB: Tom Williamson, Liam Jones, Sam Petrevski-Seton
C: Sam Walsh, Patrick Cripps, Jack Newnes
HF: David Cuningham, Jack Martin, Marc Murphy
F: Matthew Owies, Harry McKay, Mitch McGovern
FOL: Tom de Koning, Will Setterfield, Ed Curnow
I/C: Lachie Plowman, Zac Fisher, Levi Casboult, Matthew Cottrell
B: Harry Cunningham, Aliir Aliir, Lewis Melican
HB: Jake Lloyd, Jordan Dawson, Jackson Thurlow
C: James Rowbottom, Luke Parker, Ryan Clarke
HF: Nick Blakey, Sam Reid, Sam Wicks
F: Tom Papley, Tom McCartin, Lewis Taylor
FOL: Callum Sinclair, Josh Kennedy, Ollie Florent
I/C: Will Hayward, Justin McInerney, Hayden McLean, Robbie Fox