You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Harry McKay — and his family in the grandstands — as the Carlton star slotted his first goal of Friday night’s game.
In the lead-up to the Blues’ clash against Melbourne, McKay endured a week in the headlines, with AFL greats breaking down his goalkicking technique after his return of 2.7 in his previous three games.
But McKay had an early chance to silence his doubters when he took a mark in the forward pocket.
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Tucked up on the boundary line but on the right side for a left-footer, McKay calmly ran around to give himself more room and snapped the goal.
It sparked grand celebrations on the field, with Blues teammates flocking to McKay to celebrate the confidence-boosting major.
“That’ll be good…