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Classic Carlton hauls

Classic performances | Fev tames Tigers Brendan Fevola produced a career-best haul of nine goals against Richmond in Round 15, 2009.

CHARLIE Curnow gave the 35,000+ Bluebaggers at Marvel Stadium something to smile about on Saturday night, finishing the day with a seven-goal haul.

It was a career-high bag for the young forward, his energetic performance earning the Blues a final score pushing 100 points for just the second time this year.

With Curnow showing his full potential, we took a look back at some famous Blues bags of goals.

 

Jarrad Waite 

It was a disappointing day for Carlton supporters in Round 11 of 2013 when they faced traditional rivals Essendon at the MCG.

The Blues looked to have the four points locked away half way through the third term, boasting a 31-point lead at one stage of the traditional Friday night clash.

Jarrad Waite was dominant early, notching five of his seven goals before the half time siren.

Despite his best efforts and two further goals, the Blues were overrun in the final quarter with a late surge and eleventh-hour goal from the Bombers’ Jake Melksham.

Waite’s best came midway through the third quarter, his sixth goal coming just before a momentum shift in the Bombers direction.

A crafty handball inside 50 in the direction of Waite saw him take on three Bombers 30 out from goal.

A pick up in traffic and soccer kick along the turf notched him his sixth of the day with 82,000 Bluebaggers on their feet.

Eddie Betts

There is something about the Essendon-Carlton rivalry that brings out career-best performances. 

Carlton got the better of the Bombers in another classic grudge match in Round 18 of the 2013.

The late season 79-point victory over the Bombers was influential in solidifying the Blues a finals birth, despite falling short in their first semi-final that year.

It was neck and neck early in the clash, with the Blues boasting only a modest seven-point lead at the main break.

It may have taken until the third quarter for Carlton to run away with the game, but it was the Eddie Betts show from the first bounce.

The star-forward finished the day with a bag of eight goals, his best coming midway through the third to put the Blues 33 points up.

It was a classic Eddie goal – in the pocket, he sidestepped Dyson Heppell to give himself a chance at the snap, sailing it straight through. 

 

Brendan Fevola

Brendan Fevola led a rampaging Carlton outfit when they faced the Tigers in Round 15 of 2009.

In a season that saw the Blues finish 7th with the opportunity at a finals run, Fevola recorded one of his most inspiring performances to ink himself as a great in Carlton’s history.

It was an arm-wrestle early on with the Blues struggling to break away from Richmond and Fevola kept goalless in the opening term. 

But the explosive forward kicked into action shortly after the commencement of the second term, finishing with a career-high nine goals.

The sixth major had Blues fans on their feet, a speedy volleyed overhead effort in the third quarter setting up the Blues for a strong run home.

Finishing 20-points the stronger side, Fevola finished Carlton’s clear best with more than half its majors for the match.