Carlton lost to Essendon by 34 points - MCG.
|Date: Sat August 2, 2003||Result: Loss by 34 points|
|Umpires: Nicholls, Schmitt, Avon||Crowd: 40,697|
|Goalkickers: Murphy, Lappin 2, Waite, Camporeale, Fevola 1|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewCarlton started well, with Corey McKernan dominating the centre bounces and were in front early in the second quarter but then kicked 6 behinds in a row to the Bombers' 2.2, followed by a 2.3 to 5.1 third quarter and a 2 goal to 4 final quarter, to go down by 31 points. Brendan Fevola had 5 shots at goal but could only manage 1.4. Neither side were all that impressive.
Skipper Andrew McKay was Carlton's best player with 21 possessions and 8 marks. Anthony Koutoufides had 24 possessions, while Scott Camporeale and Simon Beaumont had 23, the latter also had 9 marks.
The match was also remarkable for the failure of the siren to work in the final quarter.
|B:||29 Simon Beaumont||32 Bret Thornton||34 Simon Wiggins|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay (c)||10 Mick Martyn||33 Ryan Houlihan|
|C:||16 Scott Camporeale||41 Jonathon McCormick||12 Matthew Lappin|
|HF:||18 Justin Murphy||28 Ian Prendergast||14 Brad Fisher|
|F:||30 Jarrad Waite||25 Brendan Fevola||42 Callan Beasy|
|Ruck:||2 Corey McKernan||43 Anthony Koutoufides||13 Justin Davies|
|Interchange:||4 Luke Livingston||35 Blake Campbell||26 Sean O'Keeffe|
|45 Anthony Franchina|
|Emg:||Matthew Allan||Sean O'Keeffe*||Kade Simpson|
|In:||Luke Livingston||Justin Murphy||Sean O’Keeffe*|
|Out:||Karl Norman (ankle ), Barnaby French, Darren Hulme (groin)*|
-*late change O’Keeffe for Hulme
Milestones300 Games (AFL) and last game: Mick Martyn. It would also be his final one as injuries would keep him sidelined for the remainder of the season and he would then retire.
Brownlow Votes3: James Hird (ESS)
2: Andrew McKay (CARL)
1: Mark Johnson (ESS)
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