Carlton lost to Essendon by 24 points at the MCG.

Round 5, 2000

Venue: MCG
Date : Saturday April 8, 2000 Umpires:
Result: Lost by 24 points Crowd: 64,658
Goalkickers: L.Whitnall 4, M.Lappin 2, B.Fevola 2, S.Beaumont 1, C.Bradley 1, S.Fletcher 1, A.Franchina 1, A.Hamill 1, A.Koutoufides 1, B.Ratten 1.
Best: L.Whitnall, S.Camporeale, B.Ratten, A.Hamill, A.Koutoufides.
Reports: Fraser Brown - striking Joe Misiti (4 weeks). Striking John Barnes (Not Guilty). Wrestling Dean Wallis (Not Guilty).

Game Review

This was the first time Carlton and Essendon had met since the Blues surprising victory over the Bombers in the Preliminary Final of 1999. It was felt that Essendon would have triumphed over the eventual premiers North Melbourne if they could have only made the Grand Final. So after a summer of soul-searching the Bombers were focused on demolishing the opposition and were unbeaten to this stage of the season.

As it turned out, for about two and a half quarters Essendon thrashed the Blues all over the ground. Then Carlton began to score freely with the main catalyst being Lance Whitnall up forward, who seemed to enjoy playing on Essendon's full-forward Matthew Lloyd (who was moved onto Whitnall by coaching genius Kevin Sheedy). A seven goal to two last quarter by Carlton put some scares into the Bomber camp but it was not enough for the Blues to get the points. However the good form of Whitnall, Koutoufides and Allan in this match gave Carlton fans a small sign of the 13 game winning streak to follow.

Fraser Brown kept himself (and the umpires busy) by clashing frequently with his Bomber opponents, and ended the game on report for three offences.



B: 23 Dean Rice 22 Glenn Manton 26 Stephen O'Reilly
HB: 10 Michael Mansfield 43 Anthony Koutoufides 5 Andrew McKay
C: 16 Scott Camporeale 20 Fraser Brown 17 Scott Freeborn
HF: 3 Kris Massie 8 Lance Whitnall 4 Aaron Hamill
F: 1 Stephen Silvagni (vc) 37 Trent Hotton 12 Matthew Lappin
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 7 Brett Ratten 21 Craig Bradley (c)
Interchange: 25 Brendan Fevola 29 Simon Beaumont 31 Simon Fletcher
45 Anthony Franchina
Coach: David Parkin
In: Simon Fletcher, Scott Freeborn, Glenn Manton, Stephen Silvagni
Out: Darren Hulme, Adrian Hickmott, Ben Nelson, Michael Sexton


Debut : Scott Freeborn

Brownlow Votes

3 : Sean Wellman (ESS)
2 : Blake Caracella (ESS)
1 : Lance Whitnall (CARL)

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