|Venue: Stadium Australia|
|Date: Sat 29 March, 2003 (night)||Result: Loss by 74 points|
|Goalkickers: Camporeale, Murphy, McCormick, Fevola 2, French, Prendergast 1|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewAfter the turmoil of the 2002 season, this game marked the debut of Coach Denis Pagan in Carlton colours. This game also signified the promising debuts of Jonathon McCormick, with a team high 19 possessions & 2 goals, Jarrad Waite and former Port Adelaide ruckman Barnaby French.
This game would not be a replay of a pre-season game in which Carlton easily accounted for a Swans team jokingly referred to as their ‘Under 19’s’. After an even first quarter, the Swans had an 8 goal to 1 second quarter, effectively putting the game out of reach for the Blues. Carlton made brief recoveries in the second half with McCormick, Scott Camporeale, Brendan Fevola & Justin Murphy each kicking 2 goals but were no match for the Swans, who continued to extend their lead to end up winning by 74 points.
The loss would continue a run of outs against Sydney in Sydney, with this being our 6th straight loss since 1994 in the Harbour City.
|B:||28 Ian Prendergast||29 Simon Beaumont||32 Bret Thornton|
|HB:||5 Andrew McKay (vc)||43 Anthony Koutoufides||18 Justin Murphy|
|C:||36 Trent Sporn||7 Brett Ratten (c)||12 Matthew Lappin|
|HF:||9 Adrian Hickmott (dvc)||8 Lance Whitnall||34 Simon Wiggins|
|F:||2 Corey McKernan||25 Brendan Fevola||33 Ryan Houlihan|
|Ruck:||11 Barnaby French||16 Scott Camporeale||27 Darren Hulme|
|Interchange:||30 Jarrad Waite||41 Jonathon McCormick||22 Glenn Manton*|
|45 Anthony Franchina|
|Emg:||Brad Fisher||Andrew Merrington||Glenn Manton*|
-*Glenn Manton replaced Mick Martyn (knee)
MilestonesDebut: Jonathon McCormick, Jarrad Waite
Debut (Carlton): Barnaby French, Denis Pagan
100 Games (Carlton): Justin Murphy
Brownlow Votes3: Paul Williams (SYD)
2: Adam Goodes (SYD)
1: Adam Schneider (SYD)
2003 | Round 2