|Venue: M.C.G.||Date: Sat 08-Sep-2001|
|Result: Carlton won by 68 points||Umpires: H.Kennedy, S.Wenn, M.Nash.||Crowd: 53,982|
|Goalkickers: M.Lappin 5, C.Bradley 2, A.Hickmott 2, J.Plunkett 2, L.Whitnall 2, M.Allan 1, B.Fevola 1, R.Houlihan 1, D.Hulme 1.|
|Best: A.Koutoufides, J.Plunkett, M.Lappin, S.Camporeale, D.Hulme, A.Hickmott, A.McKay, C.Bradley.|
Game ReviewCarlton were too strong for the Adelaide Crows and led from start to finish, more than doubling their score to win by 68 points.
In the absence of Ratten, Anthony Koutoufides had 36 possessions, while Jim Plunkett and Craig Bradley had 34 and 31, both kicking 2 goals. Matthew Lappin's 5 goals (4 in the first half) helped set up the victory. One second quarter goal where Lappin crumbed a boundary throw-in & snapped truly was a highlight. Popular opinion - backed up by footy facts - was that he was desperately unlucky not to be named in the All-Australian side after kicking over 50 goals for the year from a Half Forward Flank.
|B:||22 Glenn Manton||1 Stephen Silvagni (vc)||31 Simon Fletcher|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay||29 Simon Beaumont||10 Michael Mansfield|
|C:||21 Craig Bradley (c)||40 Jim Plunkett||9 Adrian Hickmott|
|HF:||12 Matthew Lappin||8 Lance Whitnall||16 Scott Camporeale|
|F:||11 Mark Porter||25 Brendan Fevola||33 Ryan Houlihan|
|Ruck:||24 Matthew Allan||43 Anthony Koutoufides||27 Darren Hulme|
|Interchange:||17 Scott Freeborn||28 Ian Prendergast||37 Trent Hotton|
|39 Ang Christou|
|Emg:||Heath Culpitt||Sam Cranage||Jordan Doering|
|In:||Matthew Allan, Ang Christou|
|Out:||Anthony Franchina (hamstring), Brett Ratten (elbow)|
MilestonesInteresting fact: This would be Carlton's last win in a Final until Season 2011!
Score Records: This remains Adelaide's lowest ever score against the Blues.
Big Scores: This would be Carlton's last 10 goal victory until we smashed Port by 66 points in 2008, some 7 years later
4 in a row: This was the last time for almost 8 years that Carlton had won 4 matches in a row.
Round 22 | Semi Final