Carlton captain Patrick Cripps has admitted his aspect received “frantic” after its late-game demons from final season resurfaced in a drawn thriller towards Richmond.
The Blues led by seven factors late within the fourth quarter earlier than a objective with 17 seconds left from Tigers ahead Tom Lynch tied the scores at 8.10.(58) apiece, with the draw the primary between the 2 groups since 1972.
“Whenever you’re up, you simply wish to management the footy,” Cripps instructed Seven after the match.
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“We most likely received a bit bit frantic there on the finish, so you have simply received to continue learning. These younger guys have simply received to continue learning. These experiences in massive video games with massive crowds, that is the place you wish to be taking part in, so we have simply received to continue learning.
“Our sport goes to maintain evolving. You’d relatively win, however I believed tonight was a high quality onerous sport of footy.”
Carlton ahead Harry McKay echoed his skipper’s sentiments.
“We’ll look again and there are a most likely a few moments that, if we had our time once more, we most likely may have achieved a bit higher, however it’s all a part of the educational course of,” he instructed 3AW.
It was the primary drawn spherical one match for the reason that 2011 season when Melbourne and Sydney drew on the MCG.
Collingwood nice Nathan Buckley pointed to a closing minute play the place kids Jesse Motlop and Lochie O’Brien mixed to play on for example of Carlton’s lack of sport administration hurting them.
“It regarded like they’d the sport iced and below management seven factors up,” he stated on Fox Footy’s post-game protection.
“It is the little issues once you’re drained and fatigued. How do you make the precise choices on the proper time to assist your teammate?
“You recognize what Carlton will ask themselves? Motlop took the mark in heaps of house and kicked it throughout to O’Brien.
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“In that state of affairs, are you teaching for O’Brien to play on and put himself in a stress state of affairs … or does he come again, kick, mark and take day off the clock?”
Richmond was additionally left to rue what may’ve been after ending the night time forward on most of the key stats.
The Tigers gained the disposals (349-341), inside 50 (66-45) and clearances (36-32), however have been made to pay after being wasteful of their ahead half.
“It regarded like a Richmond sport. The fact is we simply lacked polish,” Tigers coach Damien Hardwick stated after the match.
Carlton’s activity will get no simpler subsequent week when it faces the reigning premiers on the MCG on Thursday, whereas Richmond travels to Adelaide to tackle the Crows.
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