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Top 5 stats: Round 13

Highlights | Carlton v Gold Coast The Blues and Suns clash in Round 13.

Carlton Media selects its top-five player stats from the Blues' 10-point win over the Suns at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night:

Bryce Gibbs
Game–high 801m gained

Bryce Gibbs put on a masterclass, finishing with game-highs in disposals (43), tackles (10), score involvements (eight) and metres gained (810m). To put his metres gained into perspective, no Gold Coast player could crack 450m, highlighting just how dominant Gibbs was in moving the ball forward and gaining precious territory. 

Sam Docherty
Team-high 97% disposal efficiency 

Humid and slippery conditions at Metricon Stadium didn’t lend themselves to an attractive game, but Sam Docherty’s polish came to the fore. The sweeping defender barely wasted any of his 30 possessions, finding a teammate a staggering 97 percent of the time. Blues supporters rest easily when the footy is in Docherty’s hands. 

Kade Simpson
Game-high 14 intercepts

It was as if Kade Simpson had a magnetic attraction to the footy on Saturday night. The veteran defender’s positioning was exceptional, finishing with a game-high 14 intercepts – the highest of any Carlton player in a game this season. 

Patrick Cripps
Game-high 10 clearances

Patrick Cripps had a quiet first half (10 disposals), but exploded in the second to finish with 27 touches. Having been well beaten in the clearances against the Suns in Round 4, the Blues needed to get on top in this area and did, winning the count 39-32. Cripps’ 10 clearances were the second highest of the round behind Geelong’s Mitch Duncan, who had 11.

Charlie Curnow
Game-high 3 score assists

Charlie Curnow took another step forward in his short career, finishing with a game-high three score assists among 15 disposals. The most memorable was undoubtedly his handpass to brother Ed, who snapped truly to get the Blues going in the first term.

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