Carlton lost to Melbourne by 44 points - Docklands. Kouta returns for first time in 2002 after knee injury.

Round 15, 2002

Venue: Colonial Stadium - Docklands
Date: Sun July 14, 2002 Result: Loss by 44 points
Umpires: Vozzo, Coates, BaldwinCrowd: 37,915
Goalkickers: B.Fevola, A.Koutoufides 3, R.Houlihan 2, L.Whitnall, J.Murphy, A.Merrington, S.Beaumont, C.McKernan, J.Doering 1.
Injuries: C.McKernan (corked knee), L.Whitnall (AC joint). Reports: Nil

Game Review

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Carlton fans finally got to see their hero Anthony Koutoufides, playing his first game of the year after sustaining a serious knee injury in the 2001 first semi-final against Richmond. Although he spent much of the game on the interchange bench, he still managed to kick 3 goals.

Carlton started well, kicking the first 2 goals of the match, before the Demons responded with 4 unanswered goals. Both teams would kick 6 goals by quarter time. But the Demons then took control with 7 goals in the second quarter while keeping the Blues goalless, to take a 44 point lead at half time. The Blues battled on gamely in an even second half, keeping the Demons to that same margin at game end. Neitz' size and accurate kicking was a major headache for the Blues with the spearhead kicking 9.

In even worse news for Carlton fans, Lance Whitnall suffered a very nasty shoulder injury when Brendan Fevola crashed into his back trying to take a mark in the 2nd quarter. This would prove to be a big blow for Carlton as he was the teams best player in 2002 up to that point. The only good news was that the player who replaced him on the ground was Anthony Koutoufides who had a 'golf bag' over his injured knee and leg.

Scott Camporeale (23), Justin Murphy (19), Ryan Houlihan (18) and Brett Ratten (17) were the major possession winners.

Blueseum Footnote: This game has been selected by the Blueseum as one highlighting the career of Anthony Koutoufides. To read more, click here.


B: 34 Simon Wiggins 29 Simon Beaumont 9 Adrian Hickmott (dvc)
HB: 5 Andrew McKay (vc) 4 Luke Livingston 48 Jordan Doering
C: 16 Scott Camporeale 7 Brett Ratten (c) 18 Justin Murphy
HF: 45 Anthony Franchina 8 Lance Whitnall 33 Ryan Houlihan
F: 2 Corey McKernan 25 Brendan Fevola 12 Matthew Lappin
Ruck: 19 Andrew Merrington 31 Simon Fletcher 21 Craig Bradley
Interchange: 20 Andrew Eccles 35 Blake Campbell 43 Anthony Koutoufides
32 Bret Thornton
Coach: Wayne Brittain
Emerg: Sam Cranage Michael Mansfield Sean O'Keefe
In: Anthony Koutoufides
Out: Sam Cranage


Interesting fact: This was Anthony Koutoufides' return match after his knee injury.

Brownlow Votes

3: David Neitz (MELB)
2: Adem Yze (MELB)
1: Clint Bizzell (MELB)

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