Carlton end preseason on a high note

Dale Thomas of the Blues celebrates after kicking a goal during the JLT Community Series AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Carlton Blues. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Three second-half goals to Dale Thomas have helped Carlton to overrun Hawthorn by five points in their AFL trial match in Tasmania.

The Blues are two-from-two in pre-season games ahead of a round-one meeting with defending premiers Richmond, after the 16.6 (102) to 13.19 (97) victory on Saturday night in Launceston.

Hawthorn held a 21-point margin at halftime but found themselves down by two heading into the final term.

Veteran Thomas booted two goals in Carlton's eight-goal third quarter.

Patrick Cripps (29 disposals) and Jacob Weitering (26 possessions) were the top ball-winners for the Blues in front of a crowd of 5405.

Both teams copped some bumps and bruises ahead of the opening round in less than a fortnight.

Carlton lost big man Matthew Kreuzer to an ankle injury in a scrappy first quarter.

Hawthorn's Paul Puopolo, who booted two first-half goals, copped a knock to the knee in the third term but returned late in the game.

Teammate Jarman Impey might be in some hot water after a scuffle with Jed Lamb.

Luke Bruest and Impey both kicked three for the Hawks, while Tom Mitchell had a game-high 31 disposals.

Carlton beat St Kilda by 22 points in their first trial match.