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Round 6, 2002         Carlton lost to the Bulldogs by 28 points - Docklands.

Round 6, 2002

Carlton3.2205.5358.7559.1468
Bulldogs5.5358.75511.117714.1296
Venue: Colonial Stadium - DocklandsDate: Saturday May 4, 2002
Result: Lose by 28 pointsUmpires: Corcoran, Ellis, McKenzieCrowd: 29,783
Goalkickers: Carlton - Whitnall 4, Ratten 2, Houlihan, Hotton, Lappin 1.
Bulldogs - Grant 3, Bandy 3, Johnson 2, Smith, Brown, Garlick, Gilbee, Eagleton, Saunders 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: Ratten (elbow)













Game Review


This bottom of the ladder clash saw Carlton- 15th, with one win- versus the Bulldogs- last and yet to record a win in 2002, though they did have a superior percentage. Even though Carlton had a horrible run of injuries in Round 5 and had lost 3 players, surely the Blues would not allow the Bulldogs their first win of the season and the possibility of sinking to the bottom of the ladder.

Carlton started well but then the Dogs steamed ahead with Darcy towelling up McKernan (who was getting booed by Carlton supporters) and the Dogs brilliant onballers West, Smith, and Brown were on top. Still the Blues didn't give up with Lance Whitnall (in his first game up forward) booting 4 goals 3 from 23 possessions and taking 14 marks. Craig Bradley had 25 possessions, Ang Christou 24 and Brett Ratten 22. Unfortunately Carlton wasted opportunities and appeared to have lost confidence. The kicking for goal was awful in the last quarter- 1 goal 7 was never going to allow the Blues to win when the Bulldogs managed 3 goals 1.

The loss left Carlton on the bottom of the ladder.





Team


B: 45 Anthony Franchina 29 Simon Beaumont 10 Michael Mansfield
HB: 39 Ang Christou 28 Ian Prendergast 14 David Gallagher
C: 5 Andrew McKay (vc) 7 Brett Ratten (c) 33 Ryan Houlihan
HF: 31 Simon Fletcher 8 Lance Whitnall 40 Jim Plunkett
F: 37 Trent Hotton 12 Matthew Lappin 17 Scott Freeborn
Ruck: 2 Corey McKernan 18 Justin Murphy 21 Craig Bradley
Interchange: 36 Trent Sporn 19 Andrew Merrington 34 Simon Wiggins
20 Andrew Eccles
Coach: Wayne Brittain
Emg: Luke Livingston Lindsay Smith Trent Hotton*
In: Ang Christou Andrew Eccles Simon Fletcher
Anthony Franchina Trent Hotton*
Out: Scott Camporeale (hamstring), Adrian Hickmott (arm),
Darren Hulme (knee), Luke Livingston, Lindsay Smith


-*Trent Hotton was a late replacement for Brendan Fevola (osteitis pubis)

Milestones

Debut (Carlton): Andrew Eccles

Brownlow Votes

3: Luke Darcy (WB)
2: Scott West (WB)
1: Lance Whitnall (CARL)


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