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Round 4, 2001         Carlton lost to Adelaide by 9 points - Optus Oval. It was cold, wet and thundery.

Round 4, 2001

Carlton 1.1 7 4.1 25 5.3 33 8.5 53
Adelaide 4.3 27 6.4 40 7.6 48 9.8 62
Venue: Optus Oval
Date: Sat 21-Apr-2001 Result: Loss by 9 points
Umpires: M McKenzie, D Humphrey-Smith, M Avon Crowd: 21,110
Goalkickers: M.Lappin 4, T.Hotton 2, R.Houlihan 1, A.Koutoufides 1.
Best: B.Ratten, M.Lappin, S.Freeborn, D.Hulme, A.McKay, S.Beaumont.
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil













Game Review



This game took place in the middle of a severe storm, amid lightning, thunder and heavy rain. Adelaide came out full of aggression, led by skipper Mark Ricciuto flattening several Blues. Carlton kicked the opening goal but Adelaide then responded with 5 unanswered goals, which would leave Carlton having to play catch up football in conditions where scoring was difficult. They kicked the next 2 goals to narrow the margin to 15 points at half time.

A goal apiece in the third quarter would leave the margin unchanged at the final break. Carlton would outscore the Crows 3 goals to 2 in the final quarter but would not quite be able to bridge the gap, going down by 9 points.

Matthew Lappin would kick half of Carlton's goals, including one sensational snap from the boundary line, deep in the Legends stand pocket. Brett Ratten had 37 possessions, a long way ahead of any other player. Mark Porter dominated the ruck with 27 hit outs.

Ladder position: 9th

Team

B: 23 Dean Rice 1 Stephen Silvagni (vc) 43 Anthony Koutoufides
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 3 Kris Massie 29 Simon Beaumont
C: 17 Scott Freeborn 7 Brett Ratten 32 Heath Culpitt
HF: 33 Ryan Houlihan 8 Lance Whitnall 9 Adrian Hickmott
F: 12 Matthew Lappin 25 Brendan Fevola 31 Simon Fletcher
Ruck: 11 Mark Porter 21 Craig Bradley (c) 27 Darren Hulme
Interchange: 22 Glenn Manton 2 Brett Backwell* 10 Michael Mansfield
37 Trent Hotton
Coach: Wayne Brittain
Emg: Brett Backwell* Ben Nelson Murray Vance
In: Craig Bradley Anthony Koutoufides Stephen Silvagni
Out: Ben Nelson, Murray Vance, Scott Camporeale (hamstring)*

-*late change Backwell replaced Camporeale

Milestone

Last Game: Brett Backwell
100 Goals (AFL): Matthew Lappin

Brownlow Votes

3: Nigel Smart (ADE)
2: Mark Ricciuto (ADE)
1: Darren Jarman (ADE)


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