Game Chat – Carlton vs Essendon

Written by Thommo on May 12 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG at 2:10pm AEST

SUMMARY

How the mighty have fallen. As the Blues celebrate the 50th anniversary of their drought-breaking premiership against the Bombers in 1968, these proud clubs sit in the bottom four and well off the pace for finals contention. Apart from an excellent display by ruckman Tom Bellchambers and solid contributions from a select few, Essendon was most disappointing against Hawthorn last Saturday to record its fifth loss in the past six games. Both teams have struggled to score this season and Carlton’s forward set-up will be restructured without the injured Levi Casboult. While the Blues has played well in patches, they have been unable to string a full four quarters together and remain winless after seven rounds. They will be bolstered by the return of several key players and this looms as their best chance of breaking through for a much-needed win.

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R20, 2017, Essendon 11.18 (84) d Carlton 11.10 (76) at the MCG
R3, 2017, Carlton 7.15 (57) d Essendon 6.6 (42) at the MCG
R23, 2016, Essendon 15.13 (103) d Carlton 10.19 (79) at the MCG
R6, 2016, Carlton 10.12 (72) d Essendon 8.9 (57) at the MCG
R3, 2015, Essendon 16.9 (105) d Carlton 11.18 (84) at the MCG

Thommo’s Tip: Carlton by 12 points

While we do our best to update posts with end of quarter scores, we aren’t always online so if you have access to the scores and see they haven’t gone into the Comments section of this post, the Community would love it if you could help us out.

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  1. Carlton v Essendon at the MCG, 2.10pm AEST

    NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES

    Carlton: Sam Petrevski-Seton, Aaron Mullett, Jarrod Garlett, Nick Graham

    Essendon: Darcy Parish, Devon Smith, Jake Stringer, Ben McNiece

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  2. Does anyone have the scores?

    Trying to figure out if cripps is getting a good VC score before the showdown.

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