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Round 9, 2002         Carlton lost to Adelaide by 56 points - Optus Oval.

Round 9, 2002

Carlton1.4104.6306.74311.975
Adelaide6.33910.56515.19120.11131
Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Sunday May 26, 2002 Result: Loss by 56 points
Umpires: Kelsey, Corcoran, EllisCrowd: 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.
Reports: Injuries:













Game Review

The 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.













































Team


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
Coach: Wayne Brittain
Emg: Blake Campbell Brendan Fevola Anthony Franchina
In: Jim Plunkett
Out: Anthony Franchina


Milestones

Last games: David Gallagher and Scott Freeborn

Brownlow Votes

3: Matthew Bode (ADE)
2: Andrew McLeod (ADE)
1: Mark Ricciuto (ADE)


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