|Venue: The Dome|
|Date: Sun June 8, 2003||Result: Loss by 40 points|
|Umpires: Coates, K.Nicholls, M.Nicholls||Crowd: 43,587|
|Goalkickers: Camporeale, Fevola 3, Lappin 2, Beaumont, Fisher, Fletcher, Whitnall 1|
|Reports: Andrew McKay (Striking Peter Riccardi) - Not Guilty; Brendan Fevola (Charging Steven King) - Not Guilty||Injuries: Wiggins (knee), Hickmott (groin)|
Game ReviewThe match was tight until mid way through the third quarter, with several lead changes. At that stage the Blues had a narrow lead after kicking 2 unanswered goals. But two 50 m penalties gave the Cats goals and the lead and then a 6 goal to 3 last quarter saw them run out 40 point winners.
Anthony Koutoufides had 31 possessions, Scott Camporeale 27 and 3 goals while Ryan Houlihan had 24. Brendan Fevola kicked 3 goals early but was then well held by Scarlett. Matthew Lappin kicked 2 goals.
Whilst debut player Kade Simpson did not trouble the stats sheet, he would go on to become a Champ for the Navy Blues in a very dark era.
Fourteen seasons and 270 games later in 2017 and Kade is still playing top level AFL football.
|B:||5 Andrew McKay (a/c)||10 Mick Martyn||8 Lance Whitnall|
|HB:||33 Ryan Houlihan||37 Karl Norman||34 Simon Wiggins|
|C:||32 Bret Thornton||31 Simon Fletcher||29 Simon Beaumont|
|HF:||30 Jarrad Waite||2 Corey McKernan||16 Scott Camporeale|
|F:||14 Brad Fisher||25 Brendan Fevola||12 Matthew Lappin|
|Ruck:||11 Barnaby French||43 Anthony Koutoufides||36 Trent Sporn|
|Interchange:||9 Adrian Hickmott (a/vc)||27 Darren Hulme||41 Jonathon McCormick|
|6 Kade Simpson|
|Emg:||Justin Murphy||Matthew Allan||Jim Plunkett|
|In:||Scott Camporeale||Kade Simpson||Lance Whitnall|
|Out:||Brett Ratten (shoulder)||Justin Murphy||Jim Plunkett|
MilestoneDebut: Kade Simpson
Brownlow Votes3: Matthew Scarlett (GEE)
2: Paul Chapman (GEE)
1: Anthony Koutoufides (CARL)
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