|Venue: Optus Oval|
|Date: Sat 28-Apr-2001||Crowd: 24,385|
|Umpires: G Dore, M Vozzo, S McInerney||Result: Carlton won by 33 points|
|Goalkickers: A.Koutoufides 4, B.Fevola 3, A.Hickmott 3, B.Ratten 2, C.Bradley 2, S.Beaumont 1, S.Freeborn 1, R.Houlihan 1, S.Wiggins 1.|
|Best: M.Porter, B.Ratten, A.McKay, D.Hulme, A.Hickmott, J.Plunkett, S.Freeborn.|
Brett Ratten would be judged best afield, with 33 possessions and 2 goals. Anthony Koutoufides was effective up forward, with 4 goals from 21 possessions. Brendan Fevola and Adrian Hickmott, with 22 possessions, were also effective with 3 goals each. Mark Porter dominated the ruck with 28 hit outs.
This game would be notable for the first meeting of Aaron Hamill in St Kilda colours against his old side. He would not be received well by his former supporters and was well beaten by Simon Beaumont.
It was also the debut games for 3 players: Simon Wiggins was the first player drafted in 2000 (one of Carlton's 3 first round picks) to debut. He would fly high to take a strong mark in the forward line and goal from only his second kick. Rookie Jordan Doering would also play his first AFL game, while former Western Bulldog Jim Plunkett would play his first game for Carlton.
This win put Carlton into 6th position on the ladder, after spending most of the year outside the 8.
|B:||23 Dean Rice||3 Kris Massie||22 Glenn Manton|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay||29 Simon Beaumont||21 Craig Bradley (c)|
|C:||17 Scott Freeborn||7 Brett Ratten||31 Simon Fletcher|
|HF:||9 Adrian Hickmott||8 Lance Whitnall||33 Ryan Houlihan|
|F:||37 Trent Hotton||25 Brendan Fevola||43 Anthony Koutoufides|
|Ruck:||11 Mark Porter||10 Michael Mansfield||27 Darren Hulme|
|Interchange:||40 Jim Plunkett||48 Jordan Doering||34 Simon Wiggins*|
|32 Heath Culpitt*|
|Emg:||Simon Wiggins *||Heath Culpitt*||Murray Vance|
|In:||Jordan Doering||Jim Plunkett||Simon Wiggins*|
|Out:||Stephen Silvagni (groin), Brett Backwell, Matthew Lappin (virus)*|
-*Scott Camporeale (hamstring) and Matthew Lappin (virus) were replaced by Simon Wiggins and Heath Culpitt
MilestonesDebuts: Jordan Doering, Simon Wiggins
Debut (Carlton): Jim Plunkett
Final Game: Heath Culpitt
Interesting Fact: Excluding Round 1 season openers, this would be the first time for over a decade in which Carlton would debut 3 players.
Brownlow Votes3: Brett Ratten (CARL)
2: Caydn Beetham (STK)
1: Anthony Koutoufides (CARL)
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