Carlton v Essendon| Round 3
The Carltonians hosted an entertaining match day function at the MCG on a day where our team would dig deep to secure our first victory of the season.
Carlton premiership player Justin Madden was joined by brother and Essendon great Simon where they entertained in a fascinating question and answer session with our MC Tom Elliott.
It was great to have Tom Elliott, a true Carlton person with a great passion for the club, return as MC for the afternoon.
The day held a special significance with two long term loyal Carltonians awarded their Carltonian Life Memberships.
John Redmond & Robert Moore were presented their life memberships by Carltons greatest ever player and Carltonians Patron, John Nicholls. In the coming weeks the Carltonians website will pay further homage to our newly induced Life Members.
We were also joined by our friends from the Essendonians. Whilst the rivalry between our two clubs on field is fierce, we have a close friendship and bond with the Essendonians and we thank President Peter Hughes & his committee for their attendance.
On the field in trying and challenging conditions, the Carlton team dug deep and out played a strong Essendon line up who had wont their previous two matches.
Carltons leaders led from the front in an inspiring performance with both Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs our best two players afield.
We now look forward to Round 4 where we face a hot Gold Coast Suns team who dismantled Hawthorn last weekend.
Our Round 4 presenting partner is Aesop, and we thank Michael O’Keeffe for his generous support.