|Venue: Optus Oval||Date: Saturday May 20, 2000|
|Result: Win by 30 points||Umpires: Hayden Kennedy (7), Bryan Sheehan (9), Martin Ellis (23)||Crowd: 29,778|
|Goalkickers: A.Koutoufides 5, L.Whitnall 2, A.Hamill 2, A.Hickmott 2, M.Allan 1, S.Beaumont 1, C.Bradley 1, S.Camporeale 1, S.Fletcher 1, T.Hotton 1, M.Lappin 1, M.Mansfield 1, A.McKay 1.|
|Best: A.Koutoufides, B.Ratten, A.Hickmott, A.McKay, M.Allan, S.Fletcher, A.Hamill.|
The Blues would pull away from the Kangaroos in this Grand Final Replay in the second half to take the game by 5 goals.
But the headline result doesn't tell the story of the day - Koutoufides. Kouta was impossible to describe as he not only took Roo Legend Wayne Carey out of the game in the first half, but he went on to collect 38 disposals, 5 goals, 10 clearances, 24 contested possessions, & 3 contested marks. This performance would be one of only two in AFL History where a player recorded 38+ disposals and 5+ goals in the same match which was also achieved by Leigh Montagna of St Kilda in 2010.
The support staff, as always in 2000, were also good, with Brett Ratten getting 30 stats in his 200th game, Hickmott 23, and a great array of goalkickers as we pumped the Premiers at home. As another bonus, Carlton would welcome a young Ryan Houlihan for his debut game. Despite being a late draft pick, Houlihan would quickly become a regular in the team.
This game is remembered fondly by Carlton fans, and is considered one of our best wins in the Home & Away rounds of the 2000's. For more games like this, please click here.
Blueseum Footnote: This game has been selected by the Blueseum as one highlighting the career of Anthony Koutoufides. To read more, click here.
|B:||23 Dean Rice||1 Stephen Silvagni (vc)||27 Darren Hulme|
|HB:||39 Ang Christou||37 Trent Hotton||5 Andrew McKay|
|C:||45 Anthony Franchina||7 Brett Ratten||16 Scott Camporeale|
|HF:||9 Adrian Hickmott||8 Lance Whitnall||4 Aaron Hamill|
|F:||29 Simon Beaumont||26 Stephen O'Reilly||12 Matthew Lappin|
|Ruck:||24 Matthew Allan||43 Anthony Koutoufides||21 Craig Bradley (c)|
|Interchange:||10 Michael Mansfield||22 Glenn Manton||31 Simon Fletcher|
|33 Ryan Houlihan|
|Emg:||Ryan Houlihan*||Andrew Merrington||Ben Nelson|
|In:||Ryan Houlihan* - replaced Fraser Brown (quad)|
|Out:||Scott Freeborn (hamstring)|
200 Games: Brett Ratten
Anthony Koutoufides (CARL)
2: Matthew Allan (CARL)
1: Peter Bell (KAN)
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