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Carlton lost to Melbourne by 7 points - Optus Oval. The game is remembered for Jarrad Waite's fine performance in the wake of his father Vin's death.

Round 14, 2003

Carlton 7.0 42 8.3 51 13.5 83 14.6 90
Melbourne 4.3 27 6.5 41 8.9 57 14.13 97
Venue: Optus Oval Date: Sun July 6, 2003
Result: Loss by 7 points Umpires: Baldwin, Ryan, Avon Crowd: 24,289
Goalkickers: McKernan 4, Angwin, Fevola, Fisher 2, Franchina, Hickmott, Waite, Whitnall 1
Reports: Nil Injuries: Nil













Game Review

A day before this game, all Carlton players and supporters were shocked by the sudden passing of former player Vin Waite, father of Jarrad Waite. This did not stop Jarrad from playing however and he did his father proud by being one of the Blues’ best players, with 18 touches and brought the crowd to its feet when he kicked a great goal on the run in the third term.

The Blues were well in control of this match for 3 quarters and were 26 points up at 3/4 time. Scott Camporeale (26 possessions) and Anthony Koutoufides were dominant in the midfield. Corey McKernan kicked 4 goals in the first quarter and was well supported up forward by Lance Whitnall, Brendan Fevola and Laurence Angwin, in his first game, who all stretched the undersized Demons defence. At the other end of the ground, Neitz proved a handful for Mick Martyn and kicked 5.

But the Demons' midfield overwhelmed the fading Blues in the final term, winning the clearances to set up 6 goals to 1, resulting in a heart-breaking 7 point defeat for the Blues, after they had looked set for a much needed win just half an hour earlier.

Team

B: 33 Ryan Houlihan 10 Mick Martyn 29 Simon Beaumont
HB: 5 Andrew McKay (a/c) 32 Bret Thornton 12 Matthew Lappin
C: 16 Scott Camporeale 31 Simon Fletcher 30 Jarrad Waite
HF: 14 Brad Fisher 8 Lance Whitnall 18 Justin Murphy
F: 2 Corey McKernan 25 Brendan Fevola 47 Laurence Angwin
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 43 Anthony Koutoufides 9 Adrian Hickmott (a/vc)
Interchange: 11 Barnaby French 27 Darren Hulme 41 Jonathon McCormick
45 Anthony Franchina
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Andrew Eccles Luke Livingston Karl Norman
In: Laurence Angwin, Barnaby French
Out: Karl Norman, Andrew Eccles


Milstones

Debut: Laurence Angwin (rookie elevation)

Brownlow Votes

3: Corey McKernan (CARL)
2: David Neitz (MELB)
1: Bret Thornton (CARL)


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