CARLTON 1.5 1.8 5.9 6.12 (48)
RICHMOND 0.0 0.2 0.2 2.2 (14)
GOALS – Carlton: Downie, Walker, Vescio, Loynes, Prespakis, Harris.
Richmond: Frederick-Traub, Wakefield.
BEST – Carlton: McEvoy, Prespakis, Moody, Plane, Harris, Loynes.
Richmond: Conti, Makur Chuot, Bernardi, Monahan, Wakefield.
CROWD 15,337 at Ikon Park.
The Tiger army failed to show up in full voice as Richmond’s AFLW coming out party was spoiled by Carlton before a modest turnout at Ikon Park last night.
There was no reprise of the famous lock-out that kick-started the first season, 2017, when 24,568 crammed into the Blues’ spiritual home on a warm evening to watch the home side take on Collingwood.
The AFL had hoped there would be major turnout as this was the debut of powerhouse Richmond, a club with more than 100,000 members, but league officials had to be content with an official attendance of 15,337 in what was a Tigers’ home game.