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Match Report

Tigers outlast Carlton to seal crucial win

By Callum Twomey, AFL Media June 25, 2017 6:09 PM

Round 14: Highlights

Watch the highlights from the Round 14 win over Carlton.

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Brandon Ellis celebrates a goal in the opening term of Sunday's win

THEY can't all be classics. In a round with many twists, turns and surprises, there was bound to be a couple of games that ran to a more conventional, as-you'd-expect script.

That was the case at the MCG on Sunday, when Richmond beat Carlton by 26 points to record their eighth win of the season and remain entrenched in the hunt for a top-four spot.

The Tigers trailed at the first change but then controlled the next three terms to run out 11.18 (84) to 8.10 (58) victors, ending the Blues' recent form patch. It was the type of mature response Richmond would have expected following last week's tight loss to Sydney.

It was also the type of win not hung on some starring big names. Brownlow Medal fancy Dustin Martin warmed into things, and finished with 30 disposals in a good game, but it won't make his brilliant highlights reel, while Trent Cotchin was neat and tidy with his touches but relatively quiet. Jack Riewoldt kicked three majors.

It was the next tier's efforts that should please the Punt Road faithful. Kane Lambert was consistent with 26 disposals, six tackles and a goal, while Shaun Grigg (26 touches, 12 marks), Brandon Ellis (23, one goal) and Bachar Houli (28) were busy.

Patrick Cripps was Carlton's leading midfielder, showing smarts and strength in the middle with 27 disposals and eight tackles, while ruckman Matthew Kreuzer continued his strong form with 14 disposals and a dominant 37 hit-outs and two goals. Sam Docherty (28 disposals), Bryce Gibbs (30) and Marc Murphy (26) were also solid.

Carlton entered the game with plenty of confidence on the back of two strong wins. Kreuzer was working over Tigers ruckman Toby Nankervis to push forward and make himself a target, while Levi Casboult was also dangerous in the air, his clean hands making him a constant and imposing threat in the first quarter.

With Riewoldt the Tigers' sole tall option near goal, they had to be precise pushing forward but their kicking inside-50 was poor, resulting in some messed up chances. But Jason Castagna continued his exciting season with two goals in the opening quarter, and by the first change the Blues led by just four points, an advantage that about summed up the arm wrestle that was unfolding.

But Carlton couldn't add to its goal tally in the second term as Richmond flexed its muscle to head into the second half with a 14-point lead. It should have been more – the Tigers had more than doubled the Blues for inside-50s (33 entries to 16).

For Carlton to turn things around, a change in channel was required. For Richmond, if it could resume regular programming after half time its second win of the season over the Blues loomed.

A goal to Kreuzer early in the third term gave hope for the Blues to get more reward for their effort, but it took another 26 minutes of game time before Carlton scored its next goal. In between, Richmond kicked two and had gotten out to a 19-point advantage.

Richmond looked steady going into the final term with a 13-point lead. And with four of the first five goals to start the final term, they had it sealed.

It wasn't all good news for the Tigers with defender Bachar Houli reported in the first quarter after making contact with Jed Lamb in an off-the-ball incident. Lamb left the field concussed and took no further part in the match.

NEXT UP
It's a big game next Saturday night for the Tigers, who head to Adelaide Oval and face Port Adelaide. Carlton will host Adelaide that afternoon at the MCG.

RICHMOND     3.3       5.10     7.13     11.18 (84)
CARLTON        4.1       4.2       6.6       8.10 (58)

GOALS
Richmond: Riewoldt 3, Butler 2, Castagna 2, Ellis, Lambert, Bolton, Nankervis
Carlton: Casboult 2, Kreuzer 2, Wright, Thomas, C.Curnow, Cripps

BEST
Richmond: Rance, Houli, Martin, Lambert, Castagna, Riewoldt
Carlton: Kreuzer, Cripps, Docherty, Gibbs, Casboult, Jones

INJURIES
Richmond: Nil
Carlton: Lamb (concussion), Ed Curnow (knee), Plowman (calf)

Reports: Houli (Richmond) for striking Lamb (Carlton) in the first quarter

Umpires: Stevic, Williamson, McInerney

Official crowd: 64,448 at the MCG

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Dustin Martin
    Dustin Martin
    30
  • Carlton
    Bryce Gibbs
    30
  • Richmond
    Bachar Houli
    28
  • Carlton
    Sam Docherty
    28
  • Carlton
    Patrick Cripps
    27
Fantasy Leaders
  • Sam Docherty
    Sam Docherty
    126
  • Richmond
    Shaun Grigg
    114
  • Richmond
    Kane Lambert
    114
  • Richmond
    Bachar Houli
    112
  • Carlton
    Patrick Cripps
    109
Scoring Leaders
  • Jack Riewoldt
    Jack Riewoldt
    3.1
  • Richmond
    Jason Castagna
    2.2
  • Carlton
    Matthew Kreuzer
    2.2
  • Carlton
    Levi Casboult
    2.1
  • Richmond
    Dan Butler
    2.0

Match Stats

  • 368 Disposals 328
  • 74.5 Disposal Eff 72.9
  • 129 Contested Pos 123
  • 96 Marks 103
  • 23 Free Kicks 21
  • 25 Clearances 35
  • 62 Inside 50s 41
  • 33 Rebound 50s 51
  • 62 Tackles 48
  • 25 Hit-outs 43
  • 80 Interchanges 69

Breakdown

  • 3.3 (21)
    4.1 (25)
  • 5.10 (40)
    4.2 (26)
  • 7.13 (55)
    6.6 (42)
  • 11.18 (84)
    8.10 (58)

Player Stats

Richmond

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Kane Lambert 12 14 26 6 0 0 0 6 1 2 114
2Shaun Grigg 11 15 26 12 0 1 1 4 0 1 114
3Bachar Houli 10 18 28 9 0 1 1 5 0 1 112
4Dustin Martin 18 12 30 6 0 1 2 1 0 1 96
5Brandon Ellis 13 10 23 6 0 1 1 2 1 0 89
6Sam Lloyd 15 6 21 5 0 2 2 5 0 0 88
7Jack Riewoldt 11 2 13 9 0 1 2 0 3 1 78
8Alex Rance 8 9 17 3 0 6 0 4 0 0 73
9Jason Castagna 7 3 10 4 0 2 0 4 2 2 71
10Trent Cotchin 11 6 17 6 0 1 1 2 0 1 70
11Josh Caddy 8 14 22 3 2 0 2 3 0 1 70
12Connor Menadue 10 7 17 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 65
13Toby Nankervis 4 5 9 0 23 2 0 2 1 0 61
14Dan Butler 4 4 8 2 0 1 2 7 2 0 61
15David Astbury 7 8 15 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 60
16Dion Prestia 7 10 17 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 54
17Dylan Grimes 5 8 13 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 50
18Jayden Short 8 9 17 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 48
19Kamdyn McIntosh 10 3 13 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 47
20Shane Edwards 5 8 13 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 45
21Daniel Rioli 5 4 9 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 36
22Shai Bolton 4 0 4 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 28

Carlton

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Sam Docherty 21 7 28 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 126
2Patrick Cripps 13 14 27 5 0 3 5 8 1 1 109
3Bryce Gibbs 15 15 30 5 0 0 0 3 0 2 104
4Matthew Kreuzer 11 3 14 4 37 1 2 1 2 2 101
5Marc Murphy 11 15 26 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 90
6Kade Simpson 15 7 22 6 0 0 1 2 0 1 83
7Dale Thomas 13 8 21 7 0 2 2 1 1 0 82
8Nick Graham 13 7 20 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 81
9Matthew Wright 12 4 16 8 0 1 0 1 1 1 80
10Charlie Curnow 10 6 16 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 79
11Jacob Weitering 8 9 17 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 64
12Levi Casboult 6 3 9 7 6 1 2 0 2 1 59
13Caleb Marchbank 10 1 11 5 0 2 1 3 0 0 58
14Ed Curnow 7 8 15 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 54
15Blaine Boekhorst 4 6 10 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 44
16Liam Jones 7 1 8 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 44
17Sam Petrevski-Seton 3 1 4 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 32
18Jack Silvagni 7 2 9 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 31
19Billie Smedts 4 4 8 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 29
20Lachie Plowman 2 9 11 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 26
21Jarrod Pickett 2 4 6 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 26
22Jed Lamb 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Team Lineups

Carlton

B

  • Sam Docherty,
  • Liam Jones,
  • Jacob Weitering

HB

  • Lachie Plowman,
  • Caleb Marchbank,
  • Dale Thomas

C

  • Kade Simpson,
  • Patrick Cripps,
  • Matthew Wright

HF

  • Ed Curnow,
  • Levi Casboult,
  • Billie Smedts

F

  • Jarrod Pickett,
  • Charlie Curnow,
  • Jack Silvagni

Fol

  • Matthew Kreuzer,
  • Bryce Gibbs,
  • Marc Murphy

I/C

  • Sam Petrevski-Seton,
  • Blaine Boekhorst,
  • Jed Lamb,
  • Nick Graham

No Late Change

In

  • Billie Smedts,
  • Jarrod Pickett,
  • Nick Graham

Out

  • Zac Fisher (Achilles),
  • David Cuningham (Adductor),
  • Tom Williamson (Back)

Last updated: 6:16PM Sunday, June 25, 2017