|Venue: M.C.G.||Date: Sat 08-Sep-2001|
|Result: Carlton won by 68 points||Umpires: H.Kennedy, S.Wenn, M.Nash.||Crowd: 53,982|
|Goalkickers: M.Lappin 5, C.Bradley 2, A.Hickmott 2, J.Plunkett 2, L.Whitnall 2, M.Allan 1, B.Fevola 1, R.Houlihan 1, D.Hulme 1.|
|Best: A.Koutoufides, J.Plunkett, M.Lappin, S.Camporeale, D.Hulme, A.Hickmott, A.McKay, C.Bradley.|
In the absence of Ratten, Anthony Koutoufides had 36 possessions, while Jim Plunkett and Craig Bradley had 34 and 31, both kicking 2 goals. Matthew Lappin's 5 goals (4 in the first half) helped set up the victory. One second quarter goal where Lappin crumbed a boundary throw-in & snapped truly was a highlight. Popular opinion - backed up by footy facts - was that he was desperately unlucky not to be named in the All-Australian side after kicking over 50 goals for the year from a Half Forward Flank.
|B:||22 Glenn Manton||1 Stephen Silvagni (vc)||31 Simon Fletcher|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay||29 Simon Beaumont||10 Michael Mansfield|
|C:||21 Craig Bradley (c)||40 Jim Plunkett||9 Adrian Hickmott|
|HF:||12 Matthew Lappin||8 Lance Whitnall||16 Scott Camporeale|
|F:||11 Mark Porter||25 Brendan Fevola||33 Ryan Houlihan|
|Ruck:||24 Matthew Allan||43 Anthony Koutoufides||27 Darren Hulme|
|Interchange:||17 Scott Freeborn||28 Ian Prendergast||37 Trent Hotton|
|39 Ang Christou|
|Emg:||Heath Culpitt||Sam Cranage||Jordan Doering|
|In:||Matthew Allan, Ang Christou|
|Out:||Anthony Franchina (hamstring), Brett Ratten (elbow)|
MilestonesInteresting fact: This would be Carlton's last win in a Final until Season 2011!
Score Records: This remains Adelaide's lowest ever score against the Blues.
Big Scores: This would be Carlton's last 10 goal victory until we smashed Port by 66 points in 2008, some 7 years later
4 in a row: This was the last time for almost 8 years that Carlton had won 4 matches in a row.
Round 22 | Semi Final