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Greater Western Sydney
15.10.100
Carlton
14.8.92
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Greater Western Sydney
Carlton
Q1
5.1.31
5.1.31

    Greater Western Sydney Events

  • 9 mins - Goal, R.Palmer
  • 13 mins - Goal, D.Shiel
  • 15 mins - Goal, D.Shiel
  • 18 mins - Behind, T.Boyd
  • 21 mins - Goal, W.Hoskin-Elliott
  • 24 mins - Goal, D.Smith

    Greater Western Sydney and Carlton Events

  • 5 mins - Goal, A.Walker
  • 11 mins - Goal, B.McLean
  • 25 mins - Goal, J.Waite
  • 27 mins - Goal, D.Thomas
  • 29 mins - Behind, T.Menzel
  • 31 mins - Goal, Z.Tuohy
Q2
10.2.62
6.5.41

    Greater Western Sydney Events

  • 3 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 9 mins - Goal, C.Ward
  • 11 mins - Goal, L.Whitfield
  • 13 mins - Goal, K.Jaksch
  • 18 mins - Goal, J.Patton
  • 25 mins - Goal, J.Patton

    Greater Western Sydney and Carlton Events

  • 4 mins - Goal, B.Gibbs
  • 6 mins - Behind, D.Thomas
  • 20 mins - Behind, L.Henderson
  • 23 mins - Behind, T.Menzel
  • 27 mins - Behind, A.Everitt
Q3
13.4.82
10.8.68

    Greater Western Sydney Events

  • 10 mins - Behind, C.Ward
  • 12 mins - Goal, W.Hoskin-Elliott
  • 15 mins - Goal, J.Kelly
  • 24 mins - Behind, J.Kelly
  • 30 mins - Goal, R.Palmer

    Greater Western Sydney and Carlton Events

  • 5 mins - Goal, D.Thomas
  • 6 mins - Behind, Z.Tuohy
  • 7 mins - Behind, B.McLean
  • 14 mins - Goal, A.Everitt
  • 19 mins - Behind, B.Gibbs
  • 25 mins - Goal, T.Menzel
  • 28 mins - Goal, J.Waite
Q4
15.10.100
14.8.92

    Greater Western Sydney Events

  • 1 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 3 mins - Goal, T.Boyd
  • 8 mins - Goal, R.Palmer
  • 11 mins - Behind, D.Shiel
  • 13 mins - Behind, H.Shaw
  • 14 mins - Behind, C.Ward
  • 17 mins - Behind, D.Shiel
  • 24 mins - Behind, J.Kelly

    Greater Western Sydney and Carlton Events

  • 2 mins - Goal, D.Armfield
  • 18 mins - Goal, B.McLean
  • 22 mins - Goal, T.Menzel
  • 29 mins - Goal, T.Menzel

Scorers

Greater Western Sydney
Carlton
Goal Scorers Greater Western Sydney Carlton
Goals and Behinds Palmer (3.0), Shiel (2.2), Hoskin-Elliott (2.0), Patton (2.0), Kelly (1.2), Ward (1.2), Boyd (1.1), Jaksch (1.0), Smith (1.0), Whitfield (1.0), Shaw (0.1) Menzel (3.2), McLean (2.1), Thomas (2.1), Waite (2.0), Everitt (1.1), Gibbs (1.1), Tuohy (1.1), Armfield (1.0), Walker (1.0), Henderson (0.1)

Team Statistics

Greater Western Sydney
Carlton

Statistics

Greater Western Sydney Carlton
Goals 15 14
Behinds 10 8
Scoring shots 25 25
Goals/scoring shots 60 56
Disposals 354 341
Greater Western SydneyGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
T.Boyd 9 4 4 5 4 2 0 1 0 2
T.Bugg 8 4 2 4 4 2 0 2 0 1
S.Coniglio 29 17 3 12 12 8 0 2 0 8
P.Davis 15 12 4 3 5 2 2 0 0 1
S.Frost 13 8 4 5 6 2 1 1 0 1
W.Hoskin-Elliott 15 12 3 3 7 5 0 0 0 1
J.Hunt 13 12 10 1 3 1 1 1 0 0
K.Jaksch 10 8 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
J.Kelly 21 14 2 7 7 4 0 0 0 1
A.Kennedy 14 7 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 1
T.Mohr 7 2 1 5 1 2 1 1 0 1
S.Mumford 18 5 5 13 11 9 1 3 55 3
R.Palmer 17 9 2 8 12 3 0 3 0 3
J.Patton 13 10 9 3 6 1 0 1 2 1
H.Shaw 20 14 5 6 9 0 0 0 0 1
D.Shiel 21 12 4 9 10 10 0 3 0 4
D.Smith 15 7 1 8 8 6 0 1 0 1
A.Tomlinson 18 7 8 11 8 4 0 0 0 2
A.Treloar 24 14 3 10 12 5 0 0 0 4
C.Ward 29 17 4 12 14 8 2 1 1 7
L.Whitfield 20 11 9 9 3 3 0 0 0 1
N.Wilson 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1
CarltonGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
D.Armfield 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.Carrazzo 20 8 2 12 11 7 1 0 0 5
L.Casboult 5 3 3 2 3 6 0 1 9 0
E.Curnow 24 13 3 11 12 4 1 0 0 2
S.Docherty 18 10 2 8 6 3 1 0 0 0
A.Everitt 19 11 7 8 3 2 0 0 1 2
B.Gibbs 28 19 4 9 11 4 3 0 0 8
L.Henderson 7 5 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
M.Jamison 13 6 7 7 6 1 1 0 0 0
C.Judd 20 11 3 9 14 5 0 0 0 7
B.McLean 19 15 5 4 9 1 1 1 0 4
T.Menzel 14 10 5 4 5 4 2 1 0 1
M.Robinson 31 18 9 13 14 5 3 1 2 10
S.Rowe 12 5 1 7 6 2 3 0 0 0
K.Simpson 11 5 0 6 4 1 1 2 0 0
D.Thomas 16 12 7 4 5 3 0 1 0 1
Z.Tuohy 15 9 1 6 7 2 1 0 0 2
J.Waite 16 8 3 8 10 1 1 0 0 1
A.Walker 23 16 4 7 4 1 0 0 0 0
R.Warnock 5 4 0 1 4 3 1 1 30 2
S.White 7 4 2 3 4 1 1 0 0 0
C.Yarran 13 5 2 8 6 1 0 0 0 0

Match Details

Greater Western Sydney
Carlton
START TIME
1:10PM
WEATHER
Partly Sunny. Cool
VENUE
Spotless Stadium
Umpires
Ben Ryan, Andrew Mitchell, Scott Jeffery

GWS Giants beat Carlton Blues to record first back-to-back victories

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 5.1 10.2 13.4 15.10 (100) CARLTON 5.1 6.5 10.8 14.8 (92)
Goals: Greater Western Sydney: R Palmer 3 D Shiel 2 J Patton 2 W Hoskin-Elliott 2 C Ward D Smith J Kelly K Jaksch L Whitfield T Boyd. Carlton: T Menzel 3 B McLean 2 D Thomas 2 J Waite 2 A Everitt A Walker B Gibbs D Armfield Z Tuohy.
BEST Greater Western Sydney: Mumford, Shaw, Ward, Treloar, Coniglio, Palmer. Carlton: Robinson, Gibbs, Menzel, Carrazzo, Everlitt, McLean.
Injuries: Carlton: S White (knee) M Murphy (hamstring) replaced in selected side by D Armfield.
Umpires: Ben Ryan, Scott Jeffery, Andrew Mitchell.
Venue: Spotless Stadium.

There were two teams with high draft picks at Spotless Stadium on Sunday, but it's the three-year-old group, rather than one of the league's foundation clubs, that has the brighter short-term future.

Kicking on: Heath Shaw lines up a punt against Carlton at Spotless Stadium.
Kicking on: Heath Shaw lines up a punt against Carlton at Spotless Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

On this occasion it was Carlton's turn to have their pants pulled down by Greater Western Sydney; they were beaten by a Giants side undaunted by the Blues' big names, who ran them off their legs.

The Swans await the Giants next week and the match now appears a far more appetising contest to GWS coach Leon Cameron than it did a month ago.

"We got Sydney when they were cherry ripe," Cameron said. "The brand of footy they're playing now – nine wins in a row speaks for itself – but a derby is a derby, anything goes.

"They're an awesome side, they're a top-two side, and they're up and running at the moment. We feel as though we've got our game back on track the last four weeks, so it's a huge challenge.

"One thing for sure, this young club is looking forward to that challenge."

In the years to come, defeats to the league's new boys will not be unexpected, like it was on Sunday,  nor will the Giants be the catalyst for the type of scrutiny the Blues will undoubtedly face this week.

Mick Malthouse's team can now say they have been beaten by sides ranked 14th to 17th. The Giants have strong reason to believe they will not be a bottom-four side for much longer, judging by the strides made by the team in recent weeks.

Their eight-point win against a Blues side  that had tested Geelong and Hawthorn in the past fortnight was meritorious for several reasons.

It was the first time they had won back-to-back games. Secondly, Carlton, even accounting for the late withdrawal of Marc Murphy, was fielding one of their strongest sides of the season.

But, perhaps most encouragingly for the Giants, they showed the bottle required to withstand several challenges from the Blues.

Sure, Heath Shaw could have iced the game a lot earlier had he not shanked a shot from 20 metres out on the run, but it only invited lesser-known Giants to answer their team's call. Adam Kennedy withstood a charging Lachie Henderson to take an invaluable mark inside defensive 50, and Rhys Palmer, the maligned former Rising Star winner, scored three goals all at crucial moments. None of Palmer's goals were more vital than his third, when he sprinted away from Andrew Walker to put his side 21 points.

The team also responded as a group, which was characterised by how they locked the ball in their forward 50 for several minutes near the finish when the Blues were attempting to pinch victory.

They were helped by another brave performance from Shane Mumford, whose 55 hit-outs and rugged follow-up work made his teammates walk taller.

"Ask any player at our footy club and they just love having him around there; he's just a warrior," Cameron said.

"It's no surprise to see Dylan Shiel, Callan Ward, Stephen Coniglio play some really good football on the back of Shane Mumford. He'll be looking forward to taking on his old side on Saturday night."

The Giants, however, had been in strong positions several occasions this season only to be let down by a disastrous 10 to 15-minute passage, or even a quarter. This time it did not come.

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