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As it happened: Carlton Blues beat Fremantle Dockers after the siren, Melbourne Demons thrash Collingwood Magpies, Brisbane Lions pip North Melbourne Kangaroos

Relive the insanity! What a goal!!

Jack Newnes is mobbed by his teammates after his incredible shot for goal after the siren from the boundary line!

Stacks on: The Blues celebrate Jack Newnes' late decider.

Stacks on: The Blues celebrate Jack Newnes’ late decider. Credit:Getty Images

Ed Curnow was the best player on the ground and he also spoke to Channel Seven afterwards….

Q: How good is that feeling when that ball went through from Newnes?
A: Unbelievable. We were on the other end of it against Port Adelaide the other week. I couldn’t watch. When I heard it went through, it was like under 9s stacks on. It was unreal.

Q: Ed, how did Jack Newnes end up with it? He was third closest I reckon.
A: Yeah, I don’t know. He told me that he didn’t even want to kick it! Went straight through the guts. Unbelievable. Awesome for Jack.

Q: Is he a great kick normally? Because that was as beautiful a set shot kick as you could imagine?
A: He is a very good kick and been a great inclusion into our side this year.

Carlton coach David Teague spoke to Channel Seven after the game…

Q: We just heard how much belief there is in this group and how much this win meant. How were your nerves?
A: The most tense I’ve been. With a kick, nothing you can do then. Leading up to that, I thought we created opportunities, we couldn’t finish. I know how hard the guys have worked, they’re missing their families. There is a lot going on. The way they came out after the first quarter, I wanted the victory for them.

Q: You must be proud?
A: Super proud. They never stop trying. They keep bringing effort. We have a lot to improve on, a lot of learning but if they keep bringing the effort, we’re going places.

The TV replay shows that Gibbons was in fact closest to the ball for the downfield free kick, not Newnes! A late twist in the tale, but it’s all academic now. The win is in the books and the Carlton faithful are ecstatic!

Carlton skipper Patrick Cripps was one of the Blues’ best tonight and he spoke to Channel Seven afterwards…

Q: You only lend after the first point and managed to get the win on the siren. That was quite a celebration.
A: That was a clutch kick. Been on the other side of that with Robbie Gray. It is good to get one. Credit to Freo, their pressure is unreal. They started well. To our boys’ credit, we kept chipping away. Thought we controlled a lot of the game in the second half. Far out, that was good, hey.

Q: You mentioned the Robbie Gray kick. It must mean a lot to get that win and stay in finals contention?
A: We have so much faith in this group. Results haven’t gone our way. That’s half the fun of it, you learn the lessons along the way. When it comes to the crunch, you finish it. We pegged them back, they got three goals up. Proud of the boys. Bloody good. Good to do it in front of the WA fans.

Q: How sweet does it make it when you have a pile-on where your teammates?
A: Far out, I nearly fainted. We are very close. We said we could keep chipping away. We got our sights firmly on making a run at the back end of the year.

Relive the insanity! What a goal!!

Here’s some of the social media reaction to Carlton’s crazy win over Fremantle…

The man of the moment Jack Newnes spoke to Channel Seven after the game…

Q: There is a moment you dream about it when you’re at school. What was it like to kick that after the siren?
A: Just went through my routine. There was a couple of cameras in the way, tried to get them moved. Wanted to make contact. Similar spot to where Robbie Gray kicked it against us a month ago. It’s exciting.

Q: A big win for the team, keeps you in finals contention. With a very hostile crowd, what does it mean to the group?
A: Mate, it’s incredible. We wanted it so much. We felt like we were on top in the second half. To come away with the win is huge for us.

What a crazy finish!! What a kick from Newnes! Absolutely incredible scenes at Optus Stadium!

After trailing by 19 points, the Blues kicked five of the last seven goals to snatch a thriller.

The Blues finished up winning the disposals 220-212, clearances 34-26, tackles 52-46, contested possessions 118-106, free kicks 13-9 and scoring shots 15-11.

Fremantle 3.2, 4.3, 5.4, 5.6 (36)
Carlton 0.1, 2.3, 4.8, 5.10 (40)

Fremantle: Taberner 3, Frederick, Lobb
Carlton: Casboult, Cottrell, Walsh, McKay, Newnes

Fremantle: Ryan 24, Fyfe 21, Blakely 18, Cerra 18
Carlton: E.Curnow 33, Walsh 25, Cripps 24, Murphy 24, Docherty 19, Setterfield 18

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