|Venue: Subiaco||Date: Sat Mar 27, 2004|
|Result: Loss by 47 points||Umpires:||Crowd: 34,177|
|Goalkickers: Fevola 3, Camporeale, Kenna, Lappin, Morrell, Scotland|
|Reports: Lappin (charging)- cleared||Injuries:|
Game ReviewThis game would be remarkable for the large number of players all making their debut for Carlton together: 9 in total...the most since 1899! Jordan Bannister, David Clarke, Daniel Harford, Brett Johnson, Digby Morrell, Heath Scotland and David Teague had all previously played with other AFL clubs, while Adrian Deluca and Stephen Kenna would play their first AFL games, having both been recruited from the VFL.
Almost no team could have been expected to travel to Perth to take on Fremantle in hot conditions and beat them, let alone one with as many changes in personnel as that. While the Blues lacked quality, experience and cohesion, they did not lack endeavour and bravely fought the match out. Neither Koutoufides nor Stevens were available for this game and might have made a difference.
Ryan Houlihan with 26 disposals, Matthew Lappin with 22 and Trent Sporn with 17 were key contributors, providing drive out of defence, while Jordan Bannister would quieten the dangerous Pavlich.
|B:||15 David Teague||32 Bret Thornton||37 Karl Norman|
|HB:||33 Ryan Houlihan||8 Lance Whitnall (vc)||36 Trent Sporn|
|C:||29 Heath Scotland||10 Brett Johnson||9 David Clarke jnr|
|HF:||12 Matthew Lappin||3 Digby Morrell||2 Daniel Harford|
|F:||14 Brad Fisher||25 Brendan Fevola||26 Adrian Deluca|
|Ruck:||11 Barnaby French||31 Jordan Bannister||16 Scott Camporeale (a/c)|
|Interchange:||17 Stephen Kenna||27 Darren Hulme||28 Ian Prendergast|
|34 Simon Wiggins|
|Emg:||Justin Davies||Cory McGrath||Anthony Franchina|
Milestones:Debut: Adrian Deluca and Stephen Kenna
Debut (Carlton): Jordan Bannister, David Clarke jnr, Daniel Harford, Brett Johnson, Digby Morrell, Heath Scotland and David Teague
Score Records: This was the final loss of Carlton's equal third-longest losing streak in our history
Brownlow Votes3: Peter Bell (FRE)
2: Byron Schammer (FRE)
1: Aaron Sandilands (FRE)
Best & Fairest VotesTrent Sporn (37), Jordan Bannister (32), Ryan Houlihan (30), Matthew Lappin (25), Karl Norman (19), David Teague, Lance Whitnall (17), Bret Thornton (16), Barnaby French (8), Scott Camporeale (5)
2004 | Round 2