|Date: Sun September 1, 2002||Result: Loss by 55 points|
|Umpires: McBurney, McKenzie, Margetts||Crowd: 46,649|
|Goalkickers: C.McKernan 2, T.Hotton, J.Doering, A.Hickmott 1.|
|Injuries: S.Camporeale (hamstring), I.Prendergast (AC joint).||Reports: Nil|
Game ReviewCarlton were never in the hunt against the Bombers in this match. Essendon sauntered to a very easy victory with Scott Lucas playing well for the Bombers.
One of the few highlights for Carlton fans for the day was the team's first goal. Corey McKernan marked the ball on the wing, had a couple of bounces, ran to the 50 metre line where he then booted a lovely goal.
Justin Murphy had 31 possessions, Simon Beaumont 27 and Adrian Hickmott 26.
For Carlton it was a notable match in that it was the final appearance for Ang Christou, Michael Mansfield, Sam Cranage, Trent Hotton, Jordan Doering and Lindsay Smith in the Navy Blue guernsey. It would also be Wayne Brittain's last game as coach.
As of 2019, both teams have won the same number of premierships.
|B:||15 Sam Cranage||4 Luke Livingston||39 Ang Christou|
|HB:||31 Simon Fletcher||32 Bret Thornton||29 Simon Beaumont|
|C:||45 Anthony Franchina||20 Andrew Eccles||9 Adrian Hickmott (a/c)|
|HF:||33 Ryan Houlihan||28 Ian Prendergast||36 Trent Sporn|
|F:||34 Simon Wiggins||11 Lindsay Smith||12 Matthew Lappin|
|Ruck:||2 Corey McKernan||18 Justin Murphy||16 Scott Camporeale|
|Interchange:||37 Trent Hotton||10 Michael Mansfield||48 Jordan Doering|
|40 Jim Plunkett|
|Emg:||Brendan Fevola||David Gallagher||Andrew Merrington|
- NO CHANGE
MilestonesLast Game: Ang Christou, Michael Mansfield, Sam Cranage, Trent Hotton, Jordan Doering and Lindsay Smith
Last Game (As Coach): Wayne Brittain
Brownlow Votes3: Damien Peverill (ESS)
2: Matthew Lloyd (ESS)
1: Mark Johnson (ESS)
Round 21 | 2003