Carlton defeated Essendon by 17 points - MCG.

Round 19, 2004

Carlton 2.4 16 5.6 36 7.10 52 10.14 74
Essendon 2.3 15 3.6 24 6.8 44 8.9 57
Venue: MCG
Date: Sat August 7, 2004 Result: Win by 17 points
Umpires: Davis, McLaren, M Nicholls Crowd: 45,083
Goalkickers: Waite, Lappin, Camporeale 2, Whitnall, Stevens, Harford, Koutoufides 1
Reports: Injuries: Deluca (pectoral), Fevola (hip)

Game Review

On a day of torrential rain in Melbourne, the Blues once again saved their best form for the Bombers and forced them out of the 8. The Blues adapted better to the difficult conditions, exposing the Bombers as a team that does not like playing in the wet. They also showed superior tackling, hardness and commitment.

Scott Camporeale led by example, with 25 possessions and 2 first half goals, including a great shot on the run from the boundary, setting up a 2 goal lead at half-time. Jarrad Waite was a constant danger in attack all day and kicked the first 2 goals of the third term. But then the ground started to dry out and the Bombers came back to reduce the 3/4 time margin to just 8 points. But in the final quarter, skipper Anthony Koutoufides grabbed the ball out of a boundary throw-in, brushed aside a tackle and goaled with a magnificent left foot snap from 40 metres. Then Nick Stevens, who had 24 possessions and was Best on Ground, booted a huge ball-bursting torpedo goal from 55 metres, to seal the game for the Blues, who celebrated yet another unexpected victory against the Bombers.

Matthew Lappin continued his good form, with 21 possessions and 2 goals. Daniel Harford appeared to revel in the conditions, having his best game of his year with the Blues, with 17 possessions and a goal. Luke Livingston, in just his second game of the year after struggling with injury, kept Lloyd goalless.


B: 3 Digby Morrell 4 Luke Livingston 33 Ryan Houlihan
HB: 20 Cory McGrath 15 David Teague 32 Bret Thornton
C: 31 Jordan Bannister 10 Brett Johnson 12 Matthew Lappin
HF: 29 Heath Scotland 25 Brendan Fevola 16 Scott Camporeale (vc)
F: 2 Daniel Harford 30 Jarrad Waite 26 Adrian Deluca
Ruck: 11 Barnaby French 43 Anthony Koutoufides (c) 24 Nick Stevens
1 Andrew Walker, 8 Lance Whitnall (vc), 9 David Clarke jnr, 40 Adam Bentick
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Andrew Carrazzo Jon McCormick Justin Davies
In: Lance Whitnall, Daniel Harford
Out: Glen Bowyer (ankle), Brad Fisher (knee)


50 Games: Bret Thornton

Brownlow Votes

3: Nick Stevens (CARL)
2: Scott Camporeale (CARL)
1: Matthew Lappin (CARL)

Best & Fairest Votes

Anthony Koutoufides (44), Nick Stevens (41), Matthew Lappin (40), Jordan Bannister (39), Scott Camporeale (37), David Teague (34), Adam Bentick, Barnaby French, Daniel Harford (28), Cory McGrath (22), Luke Livingston (13), Jarrad Waite (11), Bret Thornton (9), Digby Morrell (5)

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