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Blog log from R16 of 2023: Hawthorn vs Carlton

Blog log for Hawthorn vs Carlton, R16 of 2023

Macdonald roves a Lewis contest in the pocket and snaps across the face from 20m. (Q1 0:41)
Cuningham wobbles a kick from half forward to the hotspot where Charlie Curnow leads up from the square in front of Weddle for the mark and first goal of the day. (Q1 3:31)
Cripps set up that goal with a hard ball get fighting against three Hawks at half forward. (Q1 3:51)
Macdonald roves a Newcombe clearance kick to the hotspot and bounces a snap into the right goalpost, confirmed on review. (Q1 4:56)
Walsh tries to dodge through traffic in the pocket, he gives inside to McKay who snaps wide off the left from 15m in front, crowd goes aww. (Q1 7:39)
Martin catches a fumbly Worpel HTB at a stoppage 45m out on a slight angle but he also misses to the left. (Q1 8:56)
Charlie Curnow is too strong for Weddle and monsters him from the fall of an Acres long ball to the flank 45m out… but he misses. (Q1 15:02)
Cripps is the firestarter for the Blues and he works through heavy traffic on the HFF to set up Walsh’s inside handball to Martin for the goal from 20m. (Q1 16:11)
Every Carlton score so far has started with Cripps. He’s a star, but one wonders if that is sustainable all game. (Q1 16:47)
Blanck goes to ground after McKay marks at half forward allowing his man to turn and run inside 50 for the centring ball to Cuningham 30m out in the corridor, he kicks truly. (Q1 19:32)
Ed Curnow marks, turns and plays on from the centre square, Nash reaches him just in time to skew the snap from 55m for a point. (Q1 22:47)
Carlton is bossing contested ball and getting bulk inside 50s, dominating in all facets early. Not quite like the Gold Coast game, but big warning signs for Hawthorn. (Q1 23:18)
The Hawks get a switch going after a turnover behind members wing, Greene is on his own 40m out on the flank for a Moore pass but misses badly, rushed. (Q1 25:27)
Morrison’s blind dump kick lands in the arms of Acres 50m out on the flank, he doesn’t have a Houston rocket in his armoury so tries a set up kick that doesn’t work. (Q1 27:17)
A hold after disposal brings Weddle from members wing to 50m on a slight angle, he tries a pass to the pocket that turns over. (Q1 29:18)
Cripps is the instigator again, he passes for Cuningham to mark 35m out on a slight angle for another one for the Blues. (Q2 1:19)
Charlie Curnow marks 40m out on a slight angle with Blanck too far away to impact, he strokes through another one for Carlton. They are doing it easy. (Q2 4:22)
Greene misses another long set shot form 45m on the flank. (Q2 6:41)
After Newcombe starts a switch from outer wing, Greene gets clear again in the pocket to mark an Amon pass over Kemp 20m out… and miss to the right again. (Q2 8:15)
Cripps scythes through traffic at half back on a rebound, Cuningham provides a link mark and goes to the hotspot where Cerra marks going back in front of Ward for the goal. (Q2 13:10)
Charlie Curnow draws an arm chop free on Frost 45m out on a slight angle and boots his second goal. Carlton have brought the right kicking boots today! (Q2 15:20)
Reeves touches through a Fogarty set shot from 45m on a slight angle. (Q2 17:58)
Cripps to Owies for the inside 50 kick from members wing, Charlie Curnow marks in front of Day 45m out on a slight angle and hoofs it wide right. (Q2 21:00)
Cripps roves and feeds Acres who snaps wide from 35m. (Q2 22:14)
McKay gets a HTB free in ruck against Meek and kicks straight with a drop punt from the hotspot. Everything coming up navy blue today. (Q2 25:01)
Docherty kicks the first goal of Q3, Hawks aren’t coming back it seems. (Q3 4:40)
Greene feeds Lewis with a Joe the Goose special for the first Hawthorn goal, wild applause from the home crowd which had to sit through some awful stuff in the first half. (Q3 6:06)
Walsh strips Newcombe in a tackle after the next bounce, Fogarty passes to McKay just inside true CHF, he misses. (Q3 7:05)
The Hawks rebound coast to coast, Breust ducks through a Newman tackle in the pocket and bounces through a scroungey goal from 10m! (Q3 8:06)
Greene marks a Nash pass in the pocket 25m out, late and high challenge by Newman is pinged for 50, goal from the line. (Q3 10:04)
Hawthorn is still six goals behind but have the last three, the crowd are certainly acting like they’re still in it. (Q3 10:27)
Day tries to pas to Lewis from a stoppage at half forward but it bounces harmlessly for a behind. (Q3 12:20)
McKay takes a link mark at half forward and goes long to the square where Acres marks over Nash for a settler. (Q3 18:34)
Walsh speeds away from a stoppage on members wing and kicks long for the lead of McKay in front of Blanck 40m out on the flank. McKay kicks a drop punt… narrow to the right. (Q3 21:46)
Breust marks in front of Newman 40m out on the flank and slots the set shot. (Q3 22:36)
Frost’s ill-advised handball at half back sets up Mitchell to be stripped in the centre, turnover leads to a Docherty pass to Martin who converts from near the hotspot. (Q3 26:16)
Young is called to play on to advantage after a holding free on Blanck to McKay, he hits the post with a left-foot screwing snap from 30m on the flank. (Q3 27:57)
Greene marks a long Wingard kick near the behind post for his second goal. (Q3 29:36)
Weitering beats Lewis to intercept on the wing and goes to the corridor to set up a running snap by Boyd from CHF, fades left and off Silvagni’s hands for a point. (Q3 31:39)
Wingard taps to Butler near goals but Ed Curnow arrives in time to tackle him with the ball over the behind line. (Q4 2:32)
Martin juggles a mark on the behind line, reviewed in case it was a behind, soft call was a mark… it stands, Martin goals. (Q4 3:50)
Charlie Curnow marks well within range but goes inboard to Cerra at the hotspot, he converts for goal number two to solidify his Brownlow vote claims. (Q4 7:47)
Kennedy to Cerra for the next centre clearance up the spine, Charlie Curnow dives in front of the hapless Frost to mark 45m out, he boots goal number three. (Q4 9:19)
Macdonald passes to Lewis 45m out on a slight angle after the Hawks had a convoy going through the centre. Lewis kicks truly. (Q4 11:17)
Day marks a Moore pass, baulks around McGovern on the wing and goes to Macdonald near the hotspot who gets himself some garbage. (Q4 13:17)
Silvagni marks a McKay pass 10m out in the pocket for his first goal. (Q4 15:59)
McKay earns a free kick on Blanck fighting for a ground ball 20m out and kicks around the corner… but too low and chopped off by Mitchell for no score. (Q4 18:21)
Cripps feeds Fogarty who bounces a snap from half forward near the right goalpost, review shows it took a nice leg break to avoid the padding, goal Carlton. (Q4 22:35)
Cripps beats Weddle in a ground battle at half forward and goes off the left to the flank 40m out for McKay to mark. Right area for a screwing set shot… that one’s good! (Q4 25:23)

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