AFL football: Tough debut for Lochie O'Brien

THE result wasn’t what he was after, but Lochie O’Brien said making his AFL debut for Carlton was still an amazing experience.

Lochie O’Brien in action for Carlton during the AFLX tournament this year. Picture: AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Lochie O’Brien in action for Carlton during the AFLX tournament this year. Picture: AAP/Tracey Nearmy

The 18-year-old South Mildura product picked up 11 touches in his side’s diabolical 86-point loss to North Melbourne in Hobart on Saturday night.

North, featuring fellow South Mildura export Robbie Tarrant, kicked 18.8 (116) to Carlton’s 4.6 (30) on a miserable night for Blues fans.

“It was amazing to be out there and actually get to experience the AFL life,” O’Brien said post-match.

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