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2014 AFL Season Round 1: Carlton v Port Adelaide
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Date and Held
Sunday, March 16 (7:40 pm)
Field Umpires
Scores
Carlton: 12.15.(87), Port Adelaide: 18.12.120
Crowd
Television broadcast
Fox Footy
Most Goals
Justin Westhoff (5.0)
Best on Ground
Oliver Wines
Result
Port Adelaide Power's first win, Carlton Blues first loss

PreludeEdit

The previous match between these two clubs lead Carlton winning by 1 point which lead them to play finals last year, with the disqualification of Essendon. Carlton was predicted to win.

Line UpEdit

CarltonEdit

B Lachie Henderson, Matthew Watson, Zach Tuohy.
HB Kade Simpson, Michael Jamison, Andrew McInnes.
C Dale Thomas, Marc Murphy, Ed Curnow.
HF Chris Yarran, Jarrad Waite, Jeff Garlett.
F Andrejs Everitt, Andrew Walker, Bryce Gibbs.
Fol Robert Warnock, Tom Bell, David Ellard.
I/C Matthew Kreuzer, Mitch Robinson, Brock McLean.
Sub Troy Menzel.

Port AdelaideEdit

B Jackson Trengove, Jack Hombsch, Matt White.
HB Jasper Pittard, Tom Jonas, Tom Clurey.
C Jared Polec, Oliver Wines, Kane Cornes.
HF Angus Monfries, Justin Westhoff, Jarman Impey.
F John Butcher, Jay Schulz, Robbie Gray.
Fol Matthew Lobbe, Travis Boak, Chad Wingard.
I/C Brad Ebert, Hamish Hartlett, Dom Cassisi.
Sub Matthew Broadbent.

MatchEdit

First QuarterEdit

The Blues jumped out of the blocks, with goals to new recruits Dale Thomas and Andrejs Everitt and David Ellard not only tagging running defender Jasper Pittard but hitting the scoreboard.

Second QuarterEdit

The Hoff puts on the Superman cape. Justin Westhoff kicks four goals for the term, including one from a 50m penalty that will see Andrew Walker draw match review panel heat for a high elbow.

Third QuarterEdit

The momentum ebbs and flows as Port Adelaide surges with four straight goals. Then Carlton flicks the switch and kicks three in a row, two of them from powerful Jarrad Waite marks.

Fourth QuarterEdit

Chris Yarran kicks a surging goal then the Blues simply stop. Robbie Gray kicks three of six straight goals to surge away from the Blues.

AftermathEdit

ScoresEdit

Carlton Port Adelaide
4.4 (28) Q1 1.0 (6)
8.8 (56) Q2 7.5 (47)
11.13 (79) Q3 11.7 (73)
12.15.87 Final 18.12.120

Goal ScorersEdit

CarltonEdit

2:Ellard (2.1), Gibbs (2.1), Curnow (2.0), Waite (2.0)

1:Garlett (1.2), Thomas (1.2), Everitt (1.0), Yarran (1.0)

Port AdelaideEdit

5:Westhoff (5.0)

4:Gray (4.1)

2:Wines (2.2), Schulz (2.1), Hartlett (2.0)

1:Butcher (1.2), Polec (1.1), Ebert (1.0)

Leading DisposalsEdit

Carlton: Simpson: 25, Gibbs: 23, Murphy: 23, Walker: 22, Robinson: 20 Port Adelaide: Cornes: 30, Wines: 28, Polec: 24, Boak: 23, Wingard: 22

SuspensionsEdit

Carlton: Andrew Walker (1 week for throwing Angus Monfries into fence)

Port Adelaide: Nil

SourcesEdit

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/port-adelaide-defeat-disappointing-carlton-by-33-points-at-etihad-stadium-andrew-walker-reported/story-fni5f22o-1226856251007 (Jon Ralph)

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/port-adelaides-slow-start-gives-way-to-powerful-onslaught-against-carlton-at-etihad-stadium/story-fnia6ojc-1226857019937

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-match-centre/afl-round-one-carlton-v-port-adelaide-20140316-34utk.html

http://www.sportsnewsfirst.com.au/articles/2014/03/17/andrew-walker-offered-one-match-ban/

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