WE’VE said before that the second Ashton Moir walked into the doors of IKON Park, he had a smile on his face.

We’re pleased to report that it hasn’t faded. If anything, after his first win for the Carlton Reserves, it was even more pronounced.

As the first-year Blue put it, he’s “still living the dream”.

“It’s unbelievable, it’s so good. 


“I can’t stop smiling. My first win, hopefully this momentum carries into next week.”

In the Blues’ 20-point win over Port Melbourne on the weekend, Moir was one of just seven AFL-listed players out there, with six of those seven yet to feature at AFL level.

But it mattered little, with Moir kicking three goals - two inside the opening five minutes - while the likes of Alex Cincotta, Hudson O’Keeffe and Harry Lemmey all had impressive moments in the win.

It wasn’t just the senior-listed players who performed strongly, linking well with VFL-listed players Michael Lewis, Zavier Maher and Will White for the new-look Blues: the Carlton Reserves have blooded 10 club debutants inside the opening three games.

“Once we step out onto the field, we’re one team — it doesn’t matter if you’re AFL-listed or VFL-listed.

“Our ability to perform under pressure, they came at us in the second half, but we were able to bounce back and rely on our system. Contest and pressure, it’s the stuff we value and we go hard at it.”

Contest and pressure. You can tell Moir has well and truly been indoctrinated into the Carlton way of life.

Here’s to keeping the good times rolling . . . but the song may just need a little work.

“I won’t lie to you, I was signing the Sacred Heart song — my old school song to the same tune! I’ll start learning the words soon.”