|Venue: Optus Oval|
|Date: Sunday May 26, 2002||Result: Loss by 56 points|
|Umpires: Kelsey, Corcoran, Ellis||Crowd: 17,172|
|Goalkickers: Carlton - C.McKernan 5, L.Whitnall 4, J.Plunkett 2.|
|Adelaide - Ricciuto 6, Stevens 4, Burton 2, Welsh 2, Goodwin, Smart, Stenglein, Bassett, Schell, McLeod 1.|
Game ReviewThe last couple of games these teams played resulted in one large win each with the Blues mauling the Crows in the first round of the 2001 finals series. That lovely September day was a distant memory as Adelaide made a mockery of the Blues, kicking 6 goals before Carlton could score its first as they strode to an easy victory.
The only thing memorable about this game for Carlton was the form of Corey McKernan. He played with confidence and was our best player taking strong marks and booting five long goals. Even the crowd was yelling but instead of jeering was cheering (leeringly) COOORREEEYYY COOORRREEYYY. Lance Whitnall kicked 4. Craig Bradley with 28 possessions and Jim Plunkett with 24 kept trying.
We had no answer for Crows powerhouse Mark Ricuitto and the midfield seemed to be able to run deep into our forward half without pressure. They feasted on a plentiful supply of uncontested football, quite often served up to them by Carlton players.
|B:||10 Michael Mansfield||22 Glenn Manton||39 Ang Christou|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay (a/c)||29 Simon Beaumont||31 Simon Fletcher|
|C:||14 David Gallagher||18 Justin Murphy||17 Scott Freeborn|
|HF:||33 Ryan Houlihan||8 Lance Whitnall||20 Andrew Eccles|
|F:||37 Trent Hotton||4 Luke Livingston||12 Matthew Lappin|
|Ruck:||2 Corey McKernan||21 Craig Bradley||16 Scott Camporeale|
|Interchange:||13 Justin Davies||40 Jim Plunkett||6 Adam Pickering|
|15 Sam Cranage|
|Emg:||Blake Campbell||Brendan Fevola||Anthony Franchina|
MilestonesLast games: David Gallagher and Scott Freeborn
Brownlow Votes3: Matthew Bode (ADE)
2: Andrew McLeod (ADE)
1: Mark Ricciuto (ADE)
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