|Venue: Colonial Stadium - Docklands|
|Date: Sat March 30, 2002||Result: Loss by 24 points|
|Umpires: Rowe, Coates, Head||Crowd: 33,359|
|Goalkickers: Carlton- Merrington 2, Bradley, Beaumont, Plunkett, Murphy, Fletcher, Ratten, McKernan 1
St Kilda - Milne 2, Thompson, Harvey, Black, Jones, Hudghton, Loewe, Hayes, Schwarze, Peckett, Riewoldt, Hamill, Koschitzke
|Reports:||Injuries: Prendergast (shin)|
Game ReviewOn a beautiful autumn day Carlton and St Kilda played indoors at Colonial Stadium. There was much curiousity for Carlton fans to see how they would go without AFL Team of the Century fullback Steve Silvagni and new forward/ruck Corey McKernan.
Missing from the Carlton side were regulars Whitnall (a late withdrawal), Freeborn, Hulme, and Koutoufides who was recovering from his horrific knee injury received in the 2001 Semi against Richmond. Still given last year's form it was thought the Blues would be too strong.
However that would not be the case with the Saints gaining the early ascendency with McKernan kicking our only major for the 1st quarter.
The Blues fought back and gained the lead in the 3rd quarter, looking like they could overpower the Saints. But the last quarter St. Kilda kicked 7 goals to 3, led by their old hands Loewe and Harvey. Gehrig had a super game in defence whilst for Carlton McKay was terrific.
|B:||14 David Gallagher||22 Glenn Manton||31 Simon Fletcher|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay (vc)||29 Simon Beaumont||21 Craig Bradley|
|C:||18 Justin Murphy||7 Brett Ratten (c)||33 Ryan Houlihan|
|HF:||9 Adrian Hickmott (dvc)||19 Andrew Merrington||12 Matthew Lappin|
|F:||25 Brendan Fevola||2 Corey McKernan||45 Anthony Franchina|
|Ruck:||24 Matthew Allan||10 Michael Mansfield||16 Scott Camporeale|
|Interchange:||40 Jim Plunkett||28 Ian Prendergast||15 Sam Cranage|
|37 Trent Hotton|
|Emg:||Trent Hotton*||Trent Sporn||Simon Wiggins|
-*Lance Whitnall was a late withdrawal (hamstring injury) - replaced by Hotton
MilestonesClub Games Record: Craig Bradley, playing game 357 for the Blues, broke the club game record formerly held by Bruce Doull.
Debuts (Carlton): This match was the debut of four new Blues - Corey McKernan (North Melbourne), Sam Cranage (St Kilda), David Gallagher (Adelaide) and returning Blue Justin Murphy (from a year with Geelong).
Interesting Fact: This loss would commence a record run of 12 losses against St Kilda, which would only end in 2010.
Interesting Fact: This game would commence a record run of 176 games played by the Blues before our next Final.
Brownlow Votes3: Robert Harvey (STK)
2: Andrew McKay (CARL)
1: Andrew Thompson (STK)
2002 | Round 2