CARLTON key forward Harry McKay soaked in the “electric” atmosphere at Marvel Stadium after the triumphant 15-point win over the Brisbane Lions on Saturday.
The youngster reflected on the crowd reaction to Carlton’s emphatic come-from-behind win on this week’s edition of the Two Tones podcast.
“Marvel was electric in that third quarter,” McKay said.
“I was on the bench and I think ‘Crippa’ [Patrick Cripps] kicked a goal to put us in front and the place was buzzing.
“There were [32,000] in the house but I was thinking ‘gee, imagine when we get going and there’s 45,000 to 50,000 in the house’. It’s going to be crazy.”
At one stage during the second quarter against Brisbane, the Blues trailed the Lions by 37 points and were yet to notch a major.
But the Blues forced their way back into the contest and swung the momentum in their favour, with Carlton’s forward set-up finding form in the third quarter fightback.
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“I myself didn’t feel like we were necessarily six goals off how we were playing,” he said of the Lions’ jumpstart.
“I thought we were playing some pretty good footy, we just couldn’t capitalise on the scoreboard.
“We stuck at it and once we kicked a couple of goals and got the momentum back our way, we started to get on top.”
McKay has enjoyed his most consistent season yet, thrilling Blues fans with his work in the air and across the forward line over the first half of the year.
Leading the competition for contested marks at 30 so far in 2019, McKay is stamping his name as one of the league’s emerging key forwards.
“This is the first time I’ve played 10 or 11 games straight, so it’s getting out there each week and building on the things I need to work on,” he said.
“But I think having a pre-season and being able to train all summer was probably a big help.”