Numbers were scarce this weekend with only 6 games, it meant that only four of the Top 100 game players played, and only six of the Top 100 goal kickers took part and two of these (Nick Riewoldt and Travis Cloke) failed to score a goal!
This did not prevent a number of milestones being achieved, however:
Riewoldt catches Archer & Hart
Despite scoring no goals, Nick Riewoldt played his 311th game, drawing him equal with Glen Archer and Ben Hart.
Thompson passes Bartel, Campbell and Hayes
Scott Thompson edged ahead in his “battle” with Jimmy Bartel when he passed Jimmy, Wayne Campbell and Lenny Hayes.
Kelly passes “Big Carl”, equals O’Keefe and Bell
James Kelly passed Carl Ditterich and drew level with Ryan O’Keefe and Peter Bell.
Goddard hits the big time
Brendan Goddard this weekend joined Richard Osborne and Tony Libratore in equal 99th position, joining the Top 100 game players for the first time.
Jack passes Daniher
Jack Riewoldt’s 4 goals were enough for him to pass Terry Daniher, and move into 64th position, one behind Scott Lucas.
Eddie kicks three
Eddie Betts passed Bill Brownless and caught Jim Freake, Alan Ruthven and Dick Reynolds.
Josh also kicks three
Josh Kennedy took his total of goals in his career to 417, eclipsing Anthony Rocca.
“Ratts” drops out of Top 10 at Carlton
The continued good form of Kade Simpson means that he has joined Alex Jesalenko in 9th position on Carlton’s all time game list, and this has pushed former Captain (who also coached the club) Brett Ratten down to 11th position. Brett, who originally came from Yarra Glen was one of my favourite Carlton players.
Two new Club Top 100 players
At the other end of the scale, Matthew Kreuser joined Barry Gill, Ken Sheldon (another ex-coach), John Dorotich and Denis Armfield in 99th position, whilst at Adelaide Matt Crouch was required to play a lot less games to achieve the same honour, with Mark Mickan, Anthony Ingersol and Jason McCartney who are tied for 98th position.