Carlton lost to Port Power by 30 points - Optus Oval

Round 4, 2003

Carlton 5.2 32 6.6 42 8.7 55 12.12 84
Port Adelaide 4.1 25 6.6 42 14.10 94 17.12 114
Venue: Optus Oval
Crowd: 22,507
Date: Sun 20 April 2003
Result: Loss by 30 points Umpires: A. Coates, M. Nicholls, J. Schmitt
Goalkickers: Fevola, Hickmott 2, Houlihan, Koutoufides, Sporn, Waite, Whitnall, Camporeale, Davies, Fisher
Reports: Nil Injuries: Koutoufides (thigh)

Game Review

The Blues were able to match it with their more fancied opponents for the first half and at the long break scores were level. But the Power proved too good after half time, with an 8 goal to 2-third quarter. The Blues did not give in and outscored the Power in the final quarter to go down by 30 points.

An eye catching, 36 possession performance from Nick Stevens would have gladdened all Carlton supporters at the end of that year, when he became a Blue, but at that stage was cutting his future side to ribbons. For Carlton, Matthew Lappin (22), Ryan Houlihan (20) and Scott Camporeale (19) were the leading possession getters. Brendan Fevola and Adrian Hickmott presented well in attack, kicking 2 goals each, although Fevola wasted a number of opportunities, also kicking 5 behinds.

The match was also notable for the debut of former Roo Mick Martyn in defence, although he did not have a great game.


B: 10 Mick Martyn 32 Bret Thornton 4 Luke Livingston
HB: 5 Andrew McKay (a/c) 29 Simon Beaumont 12 Matthew Lappin
C: 33 Ryan Houlihan 34 Simon Wiggins 16 Scott Camporeale
HF: 43 Anthony Koutoufides 8 Lance Whitnall 9 Adrian Hickmott (a/vc)
F: 30 Jarrad Waite 25 Brendan Fevola 18 Justin Murphy
Ruck: 11 Barnaby French 36 Trent Sporn 27 Darren Hulme
13 Justin Davies, 14 Brad Fisher, 24 Matthew Allan* 41 Jonathon McCormick
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Anthony Franchina Matthew Allan* Andrew Merrington
In: Luke Livingston Mick Martyn Justin Davies
Out: Ian Prendergast (suspended), Anthony Franchina, Andrew Merrington

-*Matthew Allan was a late replacement for Corey McKernan (knee)


Debut (Carlton): Mick Martyn

Interesting Fact

This was the largest crowd between these two clubs played in Melbourne.

Brownlow Votes

3: Gavin Wanganeen (PA)
2: Nick Stevens (PA)
1: Brett Montgomery (PA)

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