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Round 1, 2001         Carlton defeated Fremantle by 1 point - Subiaco.

Round 1, 2001

Carlton 3.3 21 5.5 35 13.8 86 18.11 119
Fremantle 3.3 21 10.7 67 12.7 79 18.10 118
Venue: Subiaco
Date: Sat 31-Mar-2001 Result: Carlton won by 1 pt
Umpires: S McClaren, B Rosebury, S McEnreny Crowd: 23,716
Goalkickers: M.Lappin 3, B.Backwell 2, T.Hotton 2, R.Houlihan 2, A.Koutoufides 2, L.Whitnall 2, C.Bradley 1, B.Fevola 1, D.Hulme 1, B.Ratten 1, S.Silvagni 1.
Best: B.Ratten, C.Bradley, M.Allan, S.Camporeale, A.Koutoufides, S.Silvagni.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil













Game Review

Carlton would begin the 2001 season on the road against Fremantle in Perth.

After an even first quarter, the Dockers outscored the Blues 7 goals to 2 in the second quarter, to take a 32 point lead at half time. The Blues would turn this around with an 8 goal to 2 third quarter to be 7 points up at the final break.

It was then goal for goal. The class of Carlton's most experienced and reliable players, in Brett Ratten- with 38 possessions, Craig Bradley- with 31, Anthony Koutoufides- with 28 and Stephen Silvagni prevailing over the younger Dockers to win this match, which could have gone either way, by the narrowest of margins.

Silvagni and Koutoufides had had limited pre-seasons, after recovering from significant injuries sustained late in the previous season and were quite under done. Yet this did not prevent them from having a significant influence on this game. Silvagni spent this game in his less accustomed forward role. He kicked a remarkable goal from 50 m near the boundary line.

Ladder position: 8th




Team

B: 23 Dean Rice 22 Glenn Manton 29 Simon Beaumont
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 1 Stephen Silvagni (vc) 17 Scott Freeborn
C: 21 Craig Bradley (c) 7 Brett Ratten 31 Simon Fletcher
HF: 33 Ryan Houlihan 8 Lance Whitnall 43 Anthony Koutoufides
F: 12 Matthew Lappin 11 Mark Porter 37 Trent Hotton
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 16 Scott Camporeale 27 Darren Hulme
Interchange:
2 Brett Backwell, 3 Kris Massie, 25 Brendan Fevola, 32 Heath Culpitt
Coach: Wayne Brittain
Emg: Sam Cranage Ben Nelson Murray Vance


Milestones

50 Games (Carlton): Matthew Lappin
Debut (as coach): Wayne Brittain

Brownlow Votes

3: Heath Black (FRE)
2: Craig Bradley (CARL)
1: Troy Cook (FRE)

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