Round 11, 2003         Carlton lost to Geelong by 40 points - The Dome. Simpson debuted.

Round 11, 2003

Carlton 3.2 20 6.2 38 9.2 56 12.3 75
Geelong 3.1 19 7.3 45 11.8 74 17.13 115
Venue: The Dome
Date: Sun June 8, 2003 Result: Loss by 40 points
Umpires: Coates, K.Nicholls, M.Nicholls Crowd: 43,587
Goalkickers: Camporeale, Fevola 3, Lappin 2, Beaumont, Fisher, Fletcher, Whitnall 1
Reports: Andrew McKay (Striking Peter Riccardi) - Not Guilty; Brendan Fevola (Charging Steven King) - Not Guilty Injuries: Wiggins (knee), Hickmott (groin)

Game Review

The match was tight until mid way through the third quarter, with several lead changes. At that stage the Blues had a narrow lead after kicking 2 unanswered goals. But two 50 m penalties gave the Cats goals and the lead and then a 6 goal to 3 last quarter saw them run out 40 point winners.

Anthony Koutoufides had 31 possessions, Scott Camporeale 27 and 3 goals while Ryan Houlihan had 24. Brendan Fevola kicked 3 goals early but was then well held by Scarlett. Matthew Lappin kicked 2 goals.

Whilst debut player Kade Simpson did not trouble the stats sheet, he would go on to become a Champ for the Navy Blues in a very dark era.
Fourteen seasons and 270 games later in 2017 and Kade is still playing top level AFL football.


B: 5 Andrew McKay (a/c) 10 Mick Martyn 8 Lance Whitnall
HB: 33 Ryan Houlihan 37 Karl Norman 34 Simon Wiggins
C: 32 Bret Thornton 31 Simon Fletcher 29 Simon Beaumont
HF: 30 Jarrad Waite 2 Corey McKernan 16 Scott Camporeale
F: 14 Brad Fisher 25 Brendan Fevola 12 Matthew Lappin
Ruck: 11 Barnaby French 43 Anthony Koutoufides 36 Trent Sporn
Interchange: 9 Adrian Hickmott (a/vc) 27 Darren Hulme 41 Jonathon McCormick
6 Kade Simpson
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Justin Murphy Matthew Allan Jim Plunkett
In: Scott Camporeale Kade Simpson Lance Whitnall
Out: Brett Ratten (shoulder) Justin Murphy Jim Plunkett


Debut: Kade Simpson

Brownlow Votes

3: Matthew Scarlett (GEE)
2: Paul Chapman (GEE)
1: Anthony Koutoufides (CARL)

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