Carlton lost to Sydney by 74 points - Stadium Australia in Denis Pagan's first game as coach.

Round 1, 2003

Carlton 2.3 15 3.6 24 6.10 46 10.12 72
Sydney 2.4 16 10.7 67 15.11 101 22.14 146
Venue: Stadium Australia
Date: Sat 29 March, 2003 (night) Result: Loss by 74 points
Umpires: Crowd: 30,803
Goalkickers: Camporeale, Murphy, McCormick, Fevola 2, French, Prendergast 1
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil

Game Review

After the turmoil of the 2002 season, this game marked the debut of Coach Denis Pagan in Carlton colours. This game also signified the promising debuts of Jonathon McCormick, with a team high 19 possessions & 2 goals, Jarrad Waite and former Port Adelaide ruckman Barnaby French.

This game would not be a replay of a pre-season game in which Carlton easily accounted for a Swans team jokingly referred to as their ‘Under 19’s’. After an even first quarter, the Swans had an 8 goal to 1 second quarter, effectively putting the game out of reach for the Blues. Carlton made brief recoveries in the second half with McCormick, Scott Camporeale, Brendan Fevola & Justin Murphy each kicking 2 goals but were no match for the Swans, who continued to extend their lead to end up winning by 74 points.

The loss would continue a run of outs against Sydney in Sydney, with this being our 6th straight loss since 1994 in the Harbour City.


B: 28 Ian Prendergast 29 Simon Beaumont 32 Bret Thornton
HB: 5 Andrew McKay (vc) 43 Anthony Koutoufides 18 Justin Murphy
C: 36 Trent Sporn 7 Brett Ratten (c) 12 Matthew Lappin
HF: 9 Adrian Hickmott (dvc) 8 Lance Whitnall 34 Simon Wiggins
F: 2 Corey McKernan 25 Brendan Fevola 33 Ryan Houlihan
Ruck: 11 Barnaby French 16 Scott Camporeale 27 Darren Hulme
Interchange: 30 Jarrad Waite 41 Jonathon McCormick 22 Glenn Manton*
45 Anthony Franchina
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Brad Fisher Andrew Merrington Glenn Manton*

-*Glenn Manton replaced Mick Martyn (knee)


Debut: Jonathon McCormick, Jarrad Waite
Debut (Carlton): Barnaby French, Denis Pagan
100 Games (Carlton): Justin Murphy

Brownlow Votes

3: Paul Williams (SYD)
2: Adam Goodes (SYD)
1: Adam Schneider (SYD)

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