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Carlton lost to St Kilda by 24 points - Docklands. Bradley broke the Carlton Games Record.

Round 1, 2002

Carlton1.174.1257.44610.565
St Kilda4.1256.3397.34514.589
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 Review

On 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.










Team


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
Coach: Wayne Brittain
Emg: Trent Hotton* Trent Sporn Simon Wiggins

-*Lance Whitnall was a late withdrawal (hamstring injury) - replaced by Hotton

Milestones

Club 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 Votes

3: Robert Harvey (STK)
2: Andrew McKay (CARL)
1: Andrew Thompson (STK)


2002 | Round 2

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