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Carlton reaches new low-point as Bulldogs record 21-point win

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TODAY’S LINE-UP: Matthew Lloyd, Leigh Matthews, Mick Warner, Dwayne Russell, Bruce Eva, and Nat Edwards

Photo: Joe Castro / AAP



Despite the result, Leigh Matthews named Carlton gun Patrick Cripps best afield.

5. Patrick Cripps (Carl)
4. Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
3. Jack Macrae (WB)
2. Charlie Curnow (Carl)
1. Matt Suckling (WB)



It wasn’t a pretty match, but the Bulldogs have scored their second win of the season.

The Dogs ran out 80-59 winners at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.

It’s the first time Carlton has started a season 0-6.

Bulldog star Marcus Bontempelli had his best game of the year, racking up 30 touches and laying seven tackles in midfield.

He denied the rumour that he’s been carrying an injury.

“You go into every game with a bit of soreness,” Bontempelli told 3AW after the game.

“That’s part of being an AFL player.”

Click PLAY to hear from Bontempelli in the rooms 



The Bulldogs lead by 23 points after a scrappy half.

The Blues have been disappointing with the ball use and their fluency.

A frustrated fan, George, spoke with Nat Edwards on the boundary just before half time.

“I want to see some more passion,” he said.

“We realise we’ve got to be patient but, at times you can run out of patience.”

Click PLAY to hear more from George


Bulldogs director of football Chris Grant spoke to 3AW Football before the game.

He said last week’s performance against Fremantle was disappointing, but the club was satisfied with the players’ effort away against Fremantle.

“We felt like a we played a really good brand of footy,” Grant said.

“When you put it in context, we’re talking about an incredibly young team probably going on the hardest journey in footy.”

Click PLAY for the full interview



If there are two teams that need a win, they’re the Blues and Dogs.

For one, the pressure will be relieved for another week.

But the heat will be right on the loser tonight.

Keep up with the drama with the No. 1 commentary team in the game on 3AW Football!


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