Carlton v North Melbourne - Carltonians Review
The Carltonians match day function vs North Melbourne was a star studded and entertaining affair.
Brendan Fevola hosted an amusing panel discussion including former Carlton stars Andrew Carrazzo, Andrew Walker & Brock McLean.
It was also great to have former Olympian, current media personality and Carlton supporter Nicole Livingstone as our MC for the afternoon; we look forward to welcoming Nicole back to the Carltonians as our MC later in the season.
Thanks to our match day presenting partner The Pets Hotel in Port Melbourne for their generous support.
On field, a poor first quarter performance was going to require a committed effort to work our way back into the game.
After trailing by 45 points in the second quarter we worked our way back to hit the lead early in the final quarter. Although we didn’t go on to win the game, it was encouraging to see the spirit within the playing group to fight back from a heavy deficit to almost snatch victory.
Individual performances of note included a commanding 38 possession game by midfielder Bryce Gibbs, a strong inside contested game from Patrick Cripps and a dedicated and inspirational effort by Matthew Kreuzer in the ruck.
Our youngsters again impressed with Charlie Curnow showing signs of improved development kicking 2 goals and taking strong contested marks whilst David Cunningham worked his way into the game to play a crucial part in the fight back.
Senior Coach Brendon Bolton drove the message home to the media post game that high standards of performance are an expectation at Carlton and his young Carlton side would not accept plaudits for the defeat.
"We're not going to get drawn into a gallant fight back conversation," Bolton Said.
"Our start was not at the level we'd like. We got beaten on the inside and the outside and it's a little inconsistency we've got to learn to iron out as a footy club.
"Our players and coaching staff are going to use the break to review that, but also refresh and keep working towards more consistency."
Upcoming Carltonians Functions
Match Day – (Combined with Presidents Club)
Rnd 12 ETIHAD | Limelight Room Presidents Club
Sun 11th June 2017
First bounce 3:20 PM
Function starting at 1:20 PM
Inner Sanctum Dinner with Brendon Bolton
Tuesday 13th June