Carlton will be hoping to continue his push for an unlikely top-four spot on Sunday as he hosts guns defenseman Mitch McGovern for his matchup with the Giants.
The Blues (11-6, 113.4%) can further solidify their place in the final and fend off a host of teams trying to squeeze into the bottom half of the eight by two games.
The Giants (5-12, 87.4%) are hoping a new ruck setup — Braydon Preuss and Kieren Briggs return after Matt Flynn’s departure — can turn things around after four losses in their last five games under the interim coach Mark McVeigh.
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There were no late changes on either side, with Jack Newnes (Carlton) and Jake Stein (Giants) named as medical subs.
This match kicks off at 1:10 p.m. AEST from Marvel Stadium.
Watch it live on Fox Footy (channel 504) starting at 1 p.m. AEST.
QUARTER BY QUARTER MATCH REPORT
As both teams adjusted to the pace of the game, the Giants hit the scoreboard first as Stephen Coniglio finished a quick pass of play with a nice running goal.
But Will Setterfield got a quick response for the Blues, scoring an unusual pocket goal against his former side.
“I’m not sure the equation fits a kick from this angle… How the hell does he thread the needle?” Fox Footy’s Jason Dunstall said.
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