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Carlton lost to Richmond by 11 points - MCG. Kouta did his ACL in a dour struggle at the 'G.

Semi Final, 2001

Carlton 0.2 2 5.5 35 6.10 46 7.14 56
Richmond 2.5 17 6.7 43 9.7 61 10.7 67
Venue: MCG Date: Sep 15, 2001
Result: Loss by 11 points Umpires: Crowd: 83,323
Goals: D.Hulme 2, A.Koutoufides 2, S.Freeborn 1, I.Prendergast 1, L.Whitnall 1.
Best: A.McKay, S.Silvagni, A.Hickmott, S.Fletcher, A.Koutoufides. Injuries: A.Koutoufides (knee).













Game Review

In a dour, low scoring, heartbreaking game, the Tigers would end Season 2001 for the Blues in this cut throat Semi-Final.

Richmond always seemed to be in control of this match, keeping Carlton goalless in the first quarter, while scoring 2 goals. A 5 goal to 4 second quarter would reduce the half time deficit to 8 points. But a 3 goal to 1 third quarter would give the Tigers a vital 15 point lead at the final change. Carlton had its chances in the second half but would kick a wasteful 2.9, while the Tigers kicked 4 straight, to run out 11 point winners and end Carlton's finals hopes.

A serious knee injury to Anthony Koutoufides in the third quarter was a major blow to the Blues' chances as Matthew Knights fell across his knee in a scrum typical of this game. Kouta would not only be out for the rest of this game but would miss most of 2002.

Stephen Silvagni, in his final game, would still manage to restrict Richardson to just one goal, and Mark Porter would play his final game for Carlton before moving on to the Kangaroos. On the positive side, Andrew McKay provided plenty of drive from half back with 21 possessions.

Team


B: 22 Glenn Manton 1 Stephen Silvagni (vc) 31 Simon Fletcher
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 29 Simon Beaumont 10 Michael Mansfield
C: 21 Craig Bradley (c) 40 Jim Plunkett 9 Adrian Hickmott
HF: 12 Matthew Lappin 8 Lance Whitnall 16 Scott Camporeale
F: 11 Mark Porter 25 Brendan Fevola 33 Ryan Houlihan
Ruck: 24 Matthew Allan 43 Anthony Koutoufides 27 Darren Hulme
Interchange: 17 Scott Freeborn 28 Ian Prendergast 37 Trent Hotton
39 Ang Christou
Coach: Wayne Brittain
Emg: Sam Cranage Jordan Doering Anthony Franchina*

-*Mark Porter replaced Anthony Franchina (hamstring)

Milestones

150 Games: Scott Camporeale
Last Game: Stephen Silvagni
Last Game (Carlton): Mark Porter
Interesting fact: This was Carlton's last Final's match for 8 years, creating our biggest ever break between finals performances.
Horrible Fact: This would be Carlton's last final in Melbourne for 10 whole years....


Elimination Final | 2002

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