Carlton spearhead Charlie Curnow has placed on a marking masterclass on the best way to a career-high nine-goal haul in his staff’s 108-point trouncing of West Coast at Optus Stadium.
Curnow took eight contested marks amongst his 14 grabs in a dominant show up ahead on Saturday evening, with the 26-year-old brushing apart 4 opponents on the best way to 9.3.
His earlier profession greatest was a seven-goal haul in opposition to the Western Bulldogs in spherical 13 in 2019.
Curnow missed a shot on the run within the remaining quarter that might have given him 10 objectives, however he wasn’t too upset at falling wanting double figures within the 23.14 (152) to six.8 (44) rout.
“It is at all times good, however I like watching different boys kick snags,” Curnow instructed Fox Footy.
“It has been a giant two weeks for us. We would have liked to carry out like this.
“It makes my job simple after we’ve obtained the boys up the bottom. The lads dominated within the midfield there.
“I am fortunate I get to be up entrance and get the rewards on a day like in the present day.”
The end result snapped a two-match dropping streak for the Blues, who improved their win-loss document to 4-2 and one draw.
West Coast (1-6) have now misplaced 5 video games on the trot to stoop to final spot, they usually face an enormous battle to keep away from the picket spoon amidst a devastating damage toll.
“We obtained tipped over in the present day,” West Coast coach Adam Simpson mentioned.
“However that is going to occur sadly for the place we’re at in the mean time.
“We do not settle for it, and we wish to reply as shortly as we are able to. However we obtained touched up in the present day.
“Whether or not we misplaced respect tonight – that is for you guys to work via.”
The win was Carlton’s second greatest over West Coast, falling simply wanting the 119-point triumph of their first assembly in 1987.
Carlton midfielder Patrick Cripps starred with 33 disposals, eight clearances and a aim, whereas Nic Newman, Adam Cerra, Blake Acres, George Hewett and Sam Walsh all racked up 30 or extra possessions.
Curnow began the match with undersized Eagles defender Josh Rotham for firm, and the Carlton star burst out of the blocks with three contested marks and two objectives within the first quarter.
Harry McKay additionally booted two early objectives to present the Blues a 21-point lead at quarter time, and Curnow had 4 objectives to his title by halftime because the lead swelled to 40 factors.
Rotham was lastly relieved of the job on Curnow when the spearhead booted his sixth aim on the nine-minute mark of the third quarter.
Curnow booted his seventh when he snared a mark below the tight consideration of Tom Barrass earlier than kicking actually from 50m.
Sub Rhett Bazzo was then despatched to Curnow, however it was Hurn’s transient cameo on the spearhead that created the most important spotlight.
Curnow jumped onto Shannon Hurn’s shoulders to take a spectacular excessive seize earlier than wheeling onto his proper boot to snap his eighth.
He had the Optus Stadium document of 9 objectives when he pushed off Bazzo to take a mark in a pack close to the goalsquare.