CARLTON has answered where it counts the most, downing the Brisbane Lions by 15 points on Saturday afternoon at Marvel Stadium.
With caretaker Coach David Teague calling the shots in the box, and a rampaging Patrick Cripps leading the way on the field, the Blues’ produced one of their best performances of the year so far to come away with the win.
Cripps picked up where he left off in the third term, starting the Blues off on the best possible foot forward with an early goal. The Blues played with a confidence and skill level not often seen this season, dominating the final term and seeing off repeated attacks from the Lions. Charlie Curnow’s passion was on show when he slotted his third goal for the day and gave the Blues’ some breathing space in the final quarter.
Moment of the match:
Patrick Cripps. That is all.
Three things from the game:
- Sam Walsh covers an insane amount of ground during a game. His running ability saw the youngster win plenty of the footy, and impact contest after contest throughout the day.
- When Patrick Cripps gets on a roll, there is no stopping him. The co-captain blistering form at the start of the third quarter set the tone for the rest of the match.
- Jacob Weitering is quickly becoming one of the premier defenders in the competition. Standing strong aside Caleb Marchbank, the young defender was all but flawless making it a hard day out for the Lions’ forwards.
CARLTON 0.3 3.4 8.9 11.12 (78)
BRISBANE 3.3 6.4 8.5 9.9 (63)
Carlton: Cripps 4, C. Curnow 3, Gibbons 2, O'Brien, McGovern
Carlton: Cripps, E. Curnow, Weitering, Walsh, C. Curnow, Fisher, Gibbons
Carlton: O'Brien (left leg)
Umpires: Nicholls, Williamson, Mitchell, Glouftsis
Official crowd: 32,211 at Marvel Stadium