Blues warm-up for season defining month in the AFL with easy win.
The Carlton Blues did what they had to do when they faced the Greater Western Sydney Giants and came away with an impressive 94-point victory at Etihad Stadium.
While the AFL’s newest side were competitive for much of the game they were blown off the pack int he third term, when the home side scored 6.6.
Once again it was the Blues small forwards that did all of the damage for them on the scoreboard with eff Garlett, (four), Chris Yarran (three), Dennis Armfield (two) and second-gamer Troy Menzel (two) combining for half of their side’s tally of 22 goals.
The 22.16 (148) to 8.6 (54) victory takes the Blues’ record to 6-4 for the season while the Giants continue to be winless as their tough learning curve continues.
Carlton suffered disruption to their side before the first bounce with former Brownlow medalist Chris Judd withdrawing with a tight hamstring.
The Blues have four tough games in as many weeks with the period to define their season’s hopes, as they tackle Essendon, Hawthorn, Sydney and Collingwood either side of the bye.
While the Giants should continue their miserable season next week, when they tackle the high-flying Geelong Cats.