CARLTON'S non-selected players had the chance to impress and stake their claims for selection against St Kilda on Sunday.
After no reserves scratch match last week as they adjusted to life in the hub, the Blues had 17 players take to the field for a hot and physical contest against the Saints.
It marked a welcome return to action for a trio of Blues, with Paddy Dow, Harrison Macreadie and Jack Silvagni playing their first games in a number of weeks.
It was Dow and Macreadie's first games since the restart, while Silvagni - who kicked a goal in the third quarter - made his return after he sustained a bruised lung in the AFL win over Essendon.
Dow featured extensively in the midfield as well as having stints up forward, impressing with his burst and sidestep in stoppage situations: Macreadie slotted in alongside Hugh Goddard and Ben Silvagni down back.
Callum Moore continued his strong form at the level with a pair of goals in an entertaining contest, which saw momentum swings throughout the course of the afternoon.
Impressive youngster Josh Honey was the team's leading goalkicker with three, while fellow draftee Fraser Phillips matched Moore's effort on the scoreboard.
Sam Philp drew the praise of Daniel O'Keefe immeditately post-match for his combination of grit and speed, while Moore, Matthew Cottrell and Cameron Polson also impressed.
Highlights and a player-by-player review will be available on carltonfc.com.au early in the week.
GOALS: Honey 3, Owies 2, Moore 2, Phillips, J.Silvagni