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Round 2, 2002         Carlton lost to Sydney by 78 points - Princes Park. Mott dominated for the Swans and Hall was too powerful.

Round 2, 2002

Carlton2.2144.5294.9334.933
Sydney4.0249.35712.77917.9111
Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Saturday April 6, 2002 Result: Lose by 78 points
Umpires: Kennedy, Morris, AvonCrowd: 22,435
Goalkickers: Carlton - McKernan, Fevola, Houlihan, Whitnall. Sydney - Hall 7, Stevens 3, O'Loughlin 2, Bolton, Maxfield, Nicks, Crouch, Daffy.
Reports: NilInjuries: Nil













Game Review

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On a sunny autumn day Carlton fans watched in horror as the Swans absolutely destroyed the Blues. A new dawn for the Blues had arrived post-Silvagni and it was ugly! The Swans main tactic was was to belt the ball high into the forward 50 (even if it meant the kick was only 30 meters long!) and let new gun recruit Barry Hall take speccies over the undersized Carlton defence. It didn't help Carlton that the big bloke didn't miss! The undersized and undermanned Carlton defence was to become a painful rod for the Blues back all year.

Carlton tried to rally in the 2nd and some of the 3rd quarters but it was let down by terrible kicking from relatively straight-forward shots at goal. We kicked our last goal 16 minutes in the 2nd quarter and did not score at all in the final quarter! Many missed shots followed and then we basically packed up and went home. Allan and McKernan were comprehensively beaten by future Blue Ricky Mott, whilst Bolton and Cresswell had the ball on a string. Carlton's best were Andrew McKay, Craig Bradley, Scott Camporeale and Jim Plunkett.

Team


B: 21 Craig Bradley 22 Glenn Manton 18 Justin Murphy
HB: 5 Andrew McKay (vc) 28 Ian Prendergast 16 Scott Camporeale
C: 10 Michael Mansfield 7 Brett Ratten (c) 33 Ryan Houlihan
HF: 9 Adrian Hickmott (dvc) 31 Simon Fletcher 12 Matthew Lappin
F: 8 Lance Whitnall 2 Corey McKernan 25 Brendan Fevola
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 29 Simon Beaumont 40 Jim Plunkett
Interchange: 34 Simon Wiggins 36 Trent Sporn 19 Andrew Merrington
45 Anthony Franchina
Coach: Wayne Brittain
Emg: Sam Cranage Andrew Eccles Lindsay Smith
In: Trent Sporn Lance Whitnall Simon Wiggins
Out: David Gallagher (ankle) Sam Cranage Trent Hotton


Milestones

Debut: Trent Sporn

Brownlow Votes

3: Barry Hall (SYD)
2: Brett Kirk (SYD)
1: Gerrard Bennett (SYD)


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