AFL

Geelong
16.11.107
Carlton
15.12.102
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Geelong
Carlton
Q1
3.1.19
4.4.28

    Geelong Events

  • 12 mins - Goal, M.Stokes
  • 16 mins - Goal, J.Bartel
  • 18 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 21 mins - Goal, G.Horlin-Smith

    Geelong and Carlton Events

  • 1 mins - Behind, K.Simpson
  • 2 mins - Behind, C.Yarran
  • 8 mins - Goal, D.Thomas
  • 13 mins - Behind, A.Everitt
  • 19 mins - Goal, B.McLean
  • 22 mins - Goal, C.Yarran
  • 27 mins - Goal, J.Garlett
  • 29 mins - Behind, L.Casboult
Q2
10.6.66
7.5.47

    Geelong Events

  • 7 mins - Goal, T.Hawkins
  • 9 mins - Behind, J.Bartel
  • 10 mins - Behind, A.Mackie
  • 11 mins - Goal, T.Hawkins
  • 13 mins - Goal, M.Stokes
  • 16 mins - Goal, T.Hawkins
  • 21 mins - Behind, M.Stokes
  • 21 mins - Goal, S.Motlop
  • 25 mins - Goal, J.Walker
  • 28 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 31 mins - Behind, S.Johnson
  • 32 mins - Goal, T.Hawkins

    Geelong and Carlton Events

  • 2 mins - Goal, R.Warnock
  • 14 mins - Behind, M.Jamison
  • 18 mins - Goal, B.Gibbs
  • 24 mins - Goal, L.Casboult
Q3
12.7.79
12.9.81

    Geelong Events

  • 3 mins - Goal, J.Murdoch
  • 10 mins - Behind, J.Bartel
  • 12 mins - Goal, A.Mackie

    Geelong and Carlton Events

  • 2 mins - Goal, T.Menzel
  • 4 mins - Behind, J.Waite
  • 11 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 17 mins - Goal, B.Gibbs
  • 20 mins - Goal, D.Thomas
  • 21 mins - Goal, T.Menzel
  • 25 mins - Goal, D.Thomas
  • 26 mins - Behind, B.Gibbs
  • 27 mins - Behind, B.Gibbs
Q4
16.11.107
15.12.102

    Geelong Events

  • 13 mins - Goal, J.Murdoch
  • 16 mins - Behind, A.Mackie
  • 17 mins - Goal, M.Stokes
  • 19 mins - Behind, J.Kelly
  • 21 mins - Behind, C.Guthrie
  • 23 mins - Behind, T.Lonergan
  • 28 mins - Goal, G.Horlin-Smith
  • 30 mins - Goal, J.Selwood

    Geelong and Carlton Events

  • 2 mins - Behind, A.Walker
  • 5 mins - Behind, S.Docherty
  • 10 mins - Goal, B.Gibbs
  • 12 mins - Goal, S.Rowe
  • 15 mins - Behind, J.Garlett
  • 24 mins - Goal, B.Gibbs

Scorers

Geelong
Carlton
Goal Scorers Geelong Carlton
Goals and Behinds Hawkins (4.0), Stokes (3.1), Horlin-Smith (2.0), Murdoch (2.0), Bartel (1.2), Mackie (1.2), Motlop (1.0), Selwood (1.0), Walker (1.0), Guthrie (0.1), Johnson (0.1), Kelly (0.1), Lonergan (0.1) Gibbs (4.2), Thomas (3.0), Menzel (2.0), Casboult (1.1), Garlett (1.1), Yarran (1.1), McLean (1.0), Rowe (1.0), Warnock (1.0), Docherty (0.1), Everitt (0.1), Jamison (0.1), Simpson (0.1), Waite (0.1), Walker (0.1)

Team Statistics

Geelong
Carlton

Statistics

Geelong Carlton
Goals 16 15
Behinds 11 12
Scoring shots 30 29
Goals/scoring shots 53 52
Disposals 341 333
GeelongGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
J.Bartel 18 12 4 6 5 3 2 1 1 0
J.Bews 7 1 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
M.Blicavs 12 4 5 8 1 5 1 1 11 1
M.Duncan 16 8 2 8 8 2 0 1 1 2
C.Enright 19 13 1 6 6 1 0 0 0 2
C.Guthrie 23 9 3 14 10 5 0 0 0 5
T.Hawkins 17 12 10 5 11 0 1 0 0 0
G.Horlin-Smith 22 10 4 12 7 4 0 0 0 1
S.Johnson 19 9 2 10 10 7 1 2 0 4
J.Kelly 27 14 2 13 9 3 2 1 0 2
T.Lonergan 7 3 3 4 1 3 0 0 0 0
A.Mackie 17 10 4 7 8 4 0 0 0 1
H.McIntosh 12 5 0 7 11 5 2 0 26 6
S.Motlop 15 12 5 3 2 3 0 1 0 0
J.Murdoch 11 8 1 3 4 3 0 0 0 0
J.Rivers 17 10 4 7 7 4 1 0 0 0
J.Selwood 18 7 2 11 13 6 0 0 0 10
B.Smedts 12 7 2 5 4 0 0 1 0 1
M.Stokes 22 12 6 10 12 2 0 0 0 5
J.Stringer 7 5 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 1
H.Taylor 14 9 6 5 5 2 1 0 0 0
J.Walker 9 4 2 5 3 0 0 0 1 0
CarltonGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
D.Armfield 11 5 1 6 5 1 0 0 0 3
A.Carrazzo 17 5 1 12 10 8 1 1 0 5
L.Casboult 16 10 8 6 7 3 0 1 5 2
S.Docherty 21 14 7 7 6 4 2 0 0 2
A.Everitt 19 9 5 10 7 0 0 0 1 1
J.Garlett 13 9 2 4 7 4 0 0 0 3
B.Gibbs 29 21 3 8 11 6 0 0 1 6
L.Henderson 8 5 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0
M.Jamison 12 10 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
B.McLean 18 10 7 8 7 5 0 0 0 4
T.Menzel 12 10 4 2 4 1 0 1 0 0
M.Murphy 20 11 3 9 9 6 0 0 0 3
M.Robinson 18 6 2 12 11 3 1 0 0 1
S.Rowe 9 7 6 2 3 5 0 1 0 0
K.Simpson 21 14 3 7 8 2 2 1 0 2
D.Thomas 18 9 4 9 8 1 0 1 0 0
Z.Tuohy 10 4 1 6 5 2 1 1 0 1
J.Waite 11 8 5 3 3 2 0 2 0 0
A.Walker 22 17 6 5 3 1 0 0 0 1
R.Warnock 6 5 2 1 4 3 0 2 39 2
S.White 5 3 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0
C.Yarran 17 13 1 4 10 4 1 0 0 0

Match Details

Geelong
Carlton
START TIME
7:50PM
WEATHER
Passing Clouds. Cool
VENUE
Etihad Stadium
Umpires
Ben Ryan, Simon Meredith, Scott Jeffery

Geelong lucky to get past Carlton after a hard slog

GEELONG 3.1 10.6 12.7 16.11 (107) CARLTON 4.4 7.5 12.9 15.12 (102)
GOALS: Geelong: Hawkins 4, Stokes 3, Horlin- Smith 2, Murdoch 2, Mackie, Bartel, Selwood,Walker, Motlop. Carlton: Gibbs 4, Thomas 3, Menzel 2, McLean, Yarran, Garlett, Casboult, Warnock, Rowe.
BEST Geelong: Hawkins, Stokes, Kelly, Horlin-Smith, Taylor, Guthrie Carlton: Gibbs, Carrazzo, Thomas, Yarran, Murphy, Simpson.
INJURIES: Geelong: M Stokes (cut head). Carlton: D Thomas (head) M Jamison (calf).
UMPIRES Ryan, Meredith, Jeffery.
CROWD 36,952 at Etihad Stadium.

In one of the better matches of 2014, Joel Selwood managed to break from a stoppage with barely a minute left and convert a long angle shot to snatch the lead - and the win - for a Geelong side that can consider itself fortunate to defeat an admirable Carlton.

The Blues had opened up what had seemed to be a match-winning lead of seven points deep into time-on, following a fourth goal to Bryce Gibbs, who was easily best afield and played what was close to the best game of his career. Gibbs had eclipsed Selwood in their individual duel, but Selwood again proved the adage that while sometimes it cannot be your best game, it can always be your moment.

Carlton had controlled play for the bulk of the second half, after trailing by 19 points at the main break. It had seen off the domination of Tom Hawkins, and raised a supreme effort. Yet, it came up short by five points.

Geelong had been beaten by 110 points by Sydney the week before. Carlton had suffered the equal embarrassment of losing to the bottom team Brisbane. If both should be seeking an evening of atonement, few gave the Blues much hope.

In an entertaining match, in which each team had periods of ascendancy, the Blues performed well above expectations, the Cats were below. Carlton performed at something approaching its season peak.

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Geelong, not Carlton, began as if it had turned up wearing the wrong shorts.

Carlton was clearly superior in the opening term. The Blues bettered Geelong in the contest, in the spread and, with a touch more finish, their advantage would have exceeded three goals.

Jarrad Waite and Michael Jamison had traded places, the forward playing back and the back positioned forward. This adventurous ploy was only a temporary measure, but it seemed to have the desired effect of cattle-prodding the Blues, who were winning clearances and playing with more energy. They had managed to pull of the rare double of nullifying Selwood (one touch) and Stevie Johnson (two).

Andrew Carrazzo, whose form had tapered this year, had successfully smothered Stevie, while Gibbs had taken on - and taken down - Selwood.

But if the Blues led in nearly all the key performance indicators - tackling included - and had quelled Selwood and Johnson, there were two ominous facts to consider. One was that their lead was just a modest nine points. Second, Tom Hawkins had a major mismatch on Sam Rowe - neither experienced nor a proven key defender - and looked likely to mark every time the ball was directed in their vicinity (he took four, three contested).

Mick Malthouse did not choose to deploy Jamison on Hawkins, who, it must be said, is capable of monstering just about any key defender. The other option, Lachie Henderson, was floundering in attack, where the Blues relied on smalls, such as Troy Menzel and Chris Yarran, whose blistering one-bounce goal matched a highly skilled piece of Kevin Bartlett-like roving from George Horlin-Smith.

If Hawkins had hinted at domination in the first quarter without kicking a goal, the extent of Carlton's problem with Mount Hawkins soon became evident. The powerhouse Geelong forward slotted four goals in the second quarter, as the Cats recovered from a deficit that had stretched to 15 points just after quarter-time.

Of Hawkins' four goals for the second term, two were from wonderfully precise angled shots after he marked on the lead. His last goal, on the half-time siren from a powerful grab, extended the lead to 19 points.

Much of Geelong's second quarter surge came from defensive rebounds. The Cats were winning contests, with a clever Mathew Stokes (two goals, 12 touches for the half) prominent.

Malthouse had seen enough of Rowe on Hawkins. When the teams lined up for the second half, Jamison was standing the Tomahawk.

Carlton's spirited third quarter saw the Blues boot five goals to two and regain the lead.

The Blues had re-asserted themselves in the midfield, where Gibbs had continued his outstanding vein of form and skipper Marc Murphy lifted.

While we had seen Carlton play with this effort before, the difference this time was that Troy Menzel, Dale Thomas and Yarran gave them some potency and flair in attack.

Carlton surged, but Geelong - with the final two goals to Horlan-Smith and Selwood - surged last. The last bob of the head was decisive.