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Carlton lost to Essendon by 25 points - MCG.

Round 7, 2002

Carlton0.442.5174.7319.862
Essendon4.1257.7499.126612.1587
Venue: M.C.G.Date: Friday May 10, 2002
Result: Loss by 25 pointsUmpires: Kennedy, Allen, HeadCrowd: 55,633
Goalkickers: Carlton - M.Lappin 3, L.Whitnall 2, R.Houlihan 2, J.Davies, A.Christou 1.
Essendon - Ramanauskas 3, Barnard 2, J Johnson 2, M Johnson, McVeigh, Jacobs, Hille, Rioli.
Reports: NilInjuries: Nil













Game Review


The undermanned Blues were no match for the Bombers. Inaccuracy hurt the Blues again, only able to manage 4 behinds in the opening quarter, while the Bombers, from only one more scoring shot, scored 4 goals 1, to take a 21 point lead at 1/4 time. They went further ahead in the second quarter but the Blues were dogged in the second half, matching it with the Bombers in the third quarter and outscoring them in the last, 5 goals to 3, to end up going down by a respectable 25 points.

New recruits McKernan and Murphy were well beaten, with McKernan devoid of any confidence. Trent Hotton got a lot of the ball and had 29 possessions. Matthew Lappin and Lance Whitnall were our best forwards with 3 and 2 goals respectively. Lappin had 22 disposals and Whitnall 9 marks. Jason Johnson was the best on ground for the Bombers.

















Team


B: 5 Andrew McKay (a/c) 22 Glenn Manton 39 Ang Christou
HB: 10 Michael Mansfield 29 Simon Beaumont 14 David Gallagher
C: 21 Craig Bradley 31 Simon Fletcher 20 Andrew Eccles
HF: 12 Matthew Lappin 8 Lance Whitnall 17 Scott Freeborn
F: 19 Andrew Merrington 2 Corey McKernan 33 Ryan Houlihan
Ruck: 37 Trent Hotton 18 Justin Murphy 45 Anthony Franchina
Interchange: 40 Jim Plunkett 6 Adam Pickering 13 Justin Davies
28 Ian Prendergast
Coach: Wayne Brittain
Emg: Sam Cranage Lindsay Smith Ian Prendergast*
In: Justin Davies Glenn Manton Adam Pickering
Out: Brett Ratten (shoulder), Trent Sporn (leg), Simon Wiggins (hamstring)*

-*late replacement Prendergast for Wiggins

Milestones

Debut: Justin Davies
50th Carlton game: Trent Hotton

Brownlow Votes

3: Jason Johnson (ESS)
2: Paul Barnard (ESS)
1: Adam Ramanauskas (ESS)


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