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Jack Steven (L) makes an attempt to overcome the take on of Ed Curnow. (AAP: Julian Smith)
St Kilda has extended Carlton’s horror AFL season, downing the Blues by means of 64 issues at Docklands on Friday night time.
Force is bound to mount on Blues trainer Brendon Bolton after his bottom-placed aspect blundered their solution to a dark 16.20 (116) to 7.10 (52) defeat.
The Blues have only one win this season and feature stored two in their worst performances for the previous fortnight in video games towards fellow bottom-four groups.
Bolton’s males have been outscored 8 objectives to 2 after half-time, with repeat turnovers making sure the ball infrequently left St Kilda’s ahead half of.
Carlton misplaced ruckman Matthew Kreuzer within the opening mins, the Blues later revealing he had suffered shortness of breath.
Kreuzer’s absence compelled the Blues to improvise with Charlie Curnow, Liam Jones and Harry McKay sharing ruck tasks.
However there was once no justifying the Blues’ fundamental talent mistakes, loss of center of attention and dreadful decision-making, exemplified by means of the truth they two times had gamers penalised for the uncommon mistake of overstepping whilst kicking the ball into play.
Carlton trailed by means of simply 8 issues on the finish of a heated first time period however spent the rest of the sport at the again foot because the relentless Saints peppered the objectives.
Sensible midfielder Patrick Cripps was once most often prolific for the Blues, completing with 35 disposals (23 contested), 10 clearances and a objective, whilst thrilling younger ahead McKay (15 touches, seven marks) confirmed quite a few promise.
However as has been the case all through their season, the Blues had a long way too many passengers and the overall margin flattered them.
The AFL’s resolution at hand the Blues 4 marquee Friday night time timeslots has come below heavy complaint and Collingwood nice Dane Swan didn’t pass over the chance to stay the boot in.
“Carlton must play on Monday arvo’s when everyone seems to be at paintings so nobody has to look at em,” Swan posted on Twitter.
@swandane tweets: Carlton must play on Monday arvo’s when everyone seems to be at paintings so nobody has to look at em. Floating fixture for Friday night time video games please
Jack Steven (33 disposals, two objectives) led the way in which for the Saints, who misplaced defender Jimmy Webster to a quad harm for the overall quarter.
Blues defender Jed Lamb is more likely to face fit evaluation scrutiny after he perceived to claw on the face of a susceptible Jade Gresham all over the second one quarter.
It’s unclear whether or not Lamb made touch with Gresham’s eyes however a significant misconduct price may just see him referred without delay to the tribunal.