In their first game since a full independent review of the club’s football department was announced, the Blues gave the judging panel plenty to think about in their 36-point loss to GWS at Giants Stadium.
Carlton deserves praise for it that he found his way back into the game early in the last quarter to drop 12 points, but coach David Teague will be wondering where that attempt was in a diabolical first half.
It was another Jekyll- and Hyde performance for the Baggers, who let their opponents sail to an early three-goal lead. While the Teague team demonstrated their potential on the ball, highlights were often punctuated by indolence and reluctance.
There was a lot to like for the Giants, who had many contributors as they increased their chances of the final, with Jacob Hopper, Isaac Cumming , Lachie Whitfield and Tim Taranto were all prominently on the ball, with Jeremy Finlayson scoring five goals.
Matt de Boer was sent to young star Sam Walsh for the first three quarters and the master tagger took the honor before the tough day was released late.
The good and bad of Toby Greene were shown for the home side â ???? he scored four goals, including two late majors, to secure Saturday night’s win from 16.6 (102) to 9.12 (66).
Greene went in the umpire’s book because he played Nic Newman in third Quarter, but the star striker would be unlucky to miss the clash against Hawthorn next week as his opponent had the force of the blow. ?? s midriff.
Greene was bullied by cheering teammates after spectacularly sending his team into the first break with a 20-point lead. The star striker with a mark of 55 yards went back to take a set shot when the siren sounded. He released a stunning torpedo shot from the center square that split the center and completely hit the border fence.
Coleman Medal Leader McKay was one of several blues that was slowly beginning. He didn’t record any statistics in the first quarter, but increased his season record to 39 goals with his first kick of the game.
However, it would be the only major on his team in a tenure when things are always going to be for the blues under pressure got worse, with McKay’s jump flowing into the goal and an undisciplined 50-yard penalty from Patrick Cripps, just a few examples of the kind of night the visitors had.
On the other side The Giants ended the quarter on a high again, with Cumming and his teammates celebrating his first AFL goal, which gave them a 30-point lead.
Carlton was on the wrong side of a one-sided 45-20 tackle count at halftime . â € œItâ € ™ s just a matter of exertion … the Giants are just a little bit hungrier to win the ball and lay tacklesâ € The great Richmond-based Matthew Richardson told the Seven Network broadcast.
The Giants were leading by up to 39 points after scoring five goals in a row, but McKay ran the majors in a row when the Blues hit an unlikely blitz with four Summoned gates. The lead was 18 points at the beginning of last season and Marc Pittonet sniffed the guests with the first goal.
But Greene’s third and fourth goals, both sides of Finalyson’s fifth, secured the Giants … sixth win of the season.News
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