The AFL pre-season of 2019 begins today, with the traditional rivals Carlton and Essendon starting the JLT Community Series.
The Blues (2-20, 59.3% last season) is revealing No. 1 draft Sam Walsh, who impressed in a Hawthorn match last week as they begin to climb the ladder.
Expectations are high for the bombers (12-10, 105.1% last season) this year with recruit Dylan Shiel hoping to impress on his first red and black attack.
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Carlton took 7.6 (48) to Essendon 4.5 (29) at halftime with new recruits Mitch McGovern and Michael Gibbons, each kicking two goals.
On his return after 10 months off, Joe Daniher kicked the opening goal of the game.
The match began at 6:40 am at the AEDT in Ikon Park.
Each club will play two matches in the JLT 2019 Community Series before the start of the season at home and away on Thursday, March 21.
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