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Match Report

Match Report: Round 10

By Marc McGowan (AFL.com.au) May 28, 2017 7:34 PM

Rd 10, 2017: Match highlights
PRESS PLAY above to watch the match highlights. All the best highlights from North Melbourne's win over Carlton.

Mason Wood transformed a quiet day into a match-winning one to spare North Melbourne from another costly defeat against a gallant Carlton at Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening.

The fifth-year forward had a modest four disposals in the opening three quarters, but his wonderful 50m set-shot strike regained the lead for the Roos in the final term.

A second Wood major soon after, following a pack-splitting mark, put North 17 points clear and as good as sealed the eventual 17.11 (113) to 15.6 (96) victory.

"They're no pushover, Carlton. The opposition has to play well to beat them and if the opposition's off their game, they get done," Brad Scott said post-match.

"I don't look at it as relief … We made quite a few changes until we got the mix that we liked, but I thought it was a great sign of character.

"When the momentum is against you (it takes a lot to get it back) and the Carlton army was right behind them in the third quarter. For the second week in a row, our guys stood up against that momentum and pushed it back the other way, which was really pleasing."

The Kangaroos have now won four of their past five matches to climb back into a crowded finals race after an 0-5 start to 2017.

The Blues looked in danger of a blowout defeat when Trent Dumont slotted a remarkable checkside goal from the boundary to put North 45 points up in the second quarter.

That gave the Roos 11 of the game's first 14 goals, including seven in the first term, but Carlton launched a furious fightback that saw it snatch the lead inside the first four minutes of the last quarter.

For the second week in a row, Brad Scott's men responded after being challenged by their opposition, showing character in a final quarter burst.

Wood wasn't the only North footballer to correct his afternoon, with Ben Cunnington – after a possession-less third term – winning 10 of his 17 disposals in the last quarter.

Skipper Jack Ziebell (29) and Shaun Higgins (27) shone brightest for most of the day. They won 31 contested possessions between them in excellent individual displays.

Luke McDonald (28) was another strong performer and capped his work with a long running goal in the final-term flurry.

Trent Dumont – back in the line-up after missing a week because of concussion – was also a good contributor in a run-with role on Blues captain Marc Murphy.

The Kangaroos have become one of the competition's fastest-starting teams in the past month, racking up 23 first-quarter goals in their past three wins.

That status was a distant memory as Carlton roared back into contention behind contested ball beast Patrick Cripps (32 possessions, 11 clearances) and some mercurial Bryce Gibbs finishing in front of goal.

Gibbs finished with a match-high 38 disposals and three goals in a masterful effort, while Sam Docherty patrolled the backline proficiently and Matthew Kreuzer won his ruck battle with Todd Goldstein.

The Blues' desire to play keepings off frustrated North through the middle of the match and the latter went more than half an hour without a score at one stage.

MEDICAL ROOM 
Carlton: The Blues appeared to get through the match without any injury concerns and will have the bye to rest any sore bodies.

North Melbourne: Dumont, back from a week out with concussion was the sole concern for the Roos after a late head knock saw him leave the field. But coach Brad Scott made a point of checking the inside midfielder's status post-match and said he was "fine".

NEXT UP
North's season goes on the line in a clash with fellow finals contender Richmond that promises to deliver great momentum for the winner. A fifth win in six outings would have the Roos on the cusp of the top eight. Carlton has the week off before hosting Greater Western Sydney at Etihad Stadium on June 11.

CARLTON 2.0 7.2 12.4 15.6 (96)                              
NORTH MELBOURNE 7.2 11.3 12.6 17.11 (113)          

GOALS
Carlton: Gibbs 3, Casboult 2, Cuningham 2, Docherty 2, C.Curnow 2, Wright, Cripps, Murphy, Sumner
North Melbourne: Garner 3, Higgins 2, Turner 2, Wood 2, Hansen 2, Hrovat, Waite, Brown, Dumont, Atley, McDonald

BEST 
Carlton: Gibbs, Kreuzer, Cripps, E.Curnow, Docherty, Simpson, C.Curnow
North Melbourne: Higgins, McDonald, Williams, Ziebell, Dumont, Tarrant

INJURIES 
Carlton: Nil
North Melbourne: Dumont (concussion)

Reports: Nil
Umpires: Harris, S Ryan, B Ryan
Official crowd: 32,802 at Etihad Stadium

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Bryce Gibbs
    Bryce Gibbs
    38
  • Carlton
    Ed Curnow
    32
  • Carlton
    Patrick Cripps
    32
  • Carlton
    Sam Docherty
    31
  • Carlton
    Marc Murphy
    30
Fantasy Leaders
  • Bryce Gibbs
    Bryce Gibbs
    145
  • Carlton
    Matthew Kreuzer
    132
  • Carlton
    Sam Docherty
    130
  • Carlton
    Ed Curnow
    117
  • North Melbourne
    Luke McDonald
    117
Scoring Leaders
  • Bryce Gibbs
    Bryce Gibbs
    3.0
  • North Melbourne
    Taylor Garner
    3.0
  • North Melbourne
    Lachlan Hansen
    2.2
  • Carlton
    Sam Docherty
    2.1
  • North Melbourne
    Shaun Higgins
    2.1
Carlton

Match Stats

North Melbourne
  • 406 Disposals 356
  • 75.6 Disposal Eff 72.8
  • 154 Contested Pos 140
  • 89 Marks 80
  • 21 Free Kicks 24
  • 46 Clearances 42
  • 45 Inside 50s 52
  • 35 Rebound 50s 29
  • 95 Tackles 79
  • 52 Hit-outs 40
  • 89 Interchanges 86
Carlton

Breakdown

Carlton
  • 2.0 (12)
    7.2 (44)
  • 7.2 (44)
    11.3 (69)
  • 12.4 (76)
    12.6 (78)
  • 15.6 (96)
    17.11 (113)

Player Stats

Carlton

Carlton

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Bryce Gibbs 15 23 38 6 0 0 2 6 3 0 145
2Matthew Kreuzer 10 8 18 2 46 0 1 9 0 1 132
3Sam Docherty 23 8 31 7 0 1 2 4 2 1 130
4Ed Curnow 13 19 32 6 0 1 1 6 0 0 117
5Patrick Cripps 11 21 32 5 0 2 5 5 1 0 103
6Matthew Wright 13 11 24 7 0 1 0 3 1 0 101
7David Cuningham 11 4 15 5 0 1 1 7 2 0 94
8Kade Simpson 17 10 27 6 0 1 2 2 0 0 92
9Marc Murphy 10 20 30 4 0 0 2 2 1 0 90
10Charlie Curnow 10 7 17 5 0 1 1 5 2 0 89
11Caleb Marchbank 11 3 14 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 87
12Alex Silvagni 13 4 17 3 0 3 1 7 0 0 84
13Nick Graham 7 13 20 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 71
14Levi Casboult 7 4 11 5 6 3 2 1 2 0 63
15Jacob Weitering 11 3 14 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 59
16Tom Williamson 6 2 8 2 0 1 0 6 0 1 54
17Lachie Plowman 9 7 16 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 52
18Jack Silvagni 5 3 8 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 50
19Liam Sumner 4 4 8 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 47
20Sam Petrevski-Seton 4 3 7 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 43
21Zac Fisher 4 5 9 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 40
22Harrison Macreadie 6 4 10 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 32
North Melbourne

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Luke McDonald 15 13 28 4 0 2 1 7 1 1 117
2Jack Ziebell 14 15 29 5 0 1 1 7 0 1 114
3Shaun Higgins 14 13 27 4 0 2 1 5 2 1 112
4Trent Dumont 6 20 26 1 0 2 1 7 1 0 94
5Lachlan Hansen 8 4 12 7 0 1 1 3 2 2 77
6Robbie Tarrant 10 5 15 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 77
7Kayne Turner 6 6 12 5 0 0 0 5 2 0 77
8Shaun Atley 10 7 17 2 0 2 2 5 1 2 74
9Ryan Clarke 7 8 15 3 0 0 0 6 0 1 71
10Sam Gibson 9 5 14 6 0 1 1 4 0 0 69
11Todd Goldstein 1 9 10 0 36 2 2 4 0 0 69
12Scott D. Thompson 11 8 19 6 0 2 3 2 0 0 68
13Marley Williams 10 14 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
14Nathan Hrovat 10 7 17 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 63
15Jamie Macmillan 7 6 13 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 62
16Taylor Garner 7 1 8 1 0 2 1 3 3 0 55
17Jarrad Waite 9 7 16 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 53
18Aaron Mullett 8 3 11 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 51
19Ben Brown 6 4 10 4 3 2 0 0 1 1 50
20Ben Cunnington 5 12 17 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 50
21Ed Vickers-Willis 4 4 8 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 47
22Mason Wood 6 2 8 2 0 1 2 3 2 0 47

Team Lineups

Carlton

B

  • Lachie Plowman,
  • Alex Silvagni,
  • Sam Docherty

HB

  • Kade Simpson,
  • Caleb Marchbank,
  • Ed Curnow

C

  • Tom Williamson,
  • Patrick Cripps,
  • Bryce Gibbs

HF

  • Charlie Curnow,
  • Jacob Weitering,
  • Matthew Wright

F

  • Liam Sumner,
  • Levi Casboult,
  • Jack Silvagni

Fol

  • Matthew Kreuzer,
  • Sam Petrevski-Seton,
  • Marc Murphy

I/C

  • Zac Fisher,
  • Harrison Macreadie,
  • David Cuningham,
  • Nick Graham

No Late Change

In

  • Liam Sumner,
  • Harrison Macreadie

Out

  • Dale Thomas (Injured),
  • Sam Rowe (Knee)

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