For almost three quarters, Carlton Blues showed us the style and substance of a serious AFL finals side but then the Western Bulldogs showed they are already that team with a resounding comeback performance.
The Bulldogs trailed by as much as 27 points in the third term as Blues forward Harry McKay took their defence apart but in the final stages of the third term they cut the lead back a couple of goals then swept over the Blues in the last term to claim a 16-point win.
The Sons of the West have gears that this Blues side simply doesn’t possess and that is why they are second on the ladder and why the Blues are well behind them.
Marcus Bontempelli, Jackson Macrae, Caleb Daniel and the rest of the midfield stood up for the Dogs when the game was on the line, Josh Bruce was again stunning with five goals and some crucial marks.
Eddie Betts turned back the clock for Carlton with four of his five goals in the first half while McKay showed he is as good as any forward in this league with five goals and some awesome marks.
The Dogs are the team of today, if the Blues can follow their lead they could be the team of the future.
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