|Venue: MCG||Date: Sun 7 August 2005|
|Result: Loss by 14 points||Crowd: 16,371|
|Goalkickers: Waite 4, Lappin 3, Fevola 2, Koutoufides, Wiggins, Scotland, French, Simpson, Bentick, Betts|
|Umpires: McBurney, Quigley, Hendrie|
|Reports: Fevola (striking & wrestling), Lappin (wrestling)- cleared|
Carlton would start with Whitnall again back in defence to continue the end-of-season trend, youngster Adam Bentick on star pacey midfielder Peter Burgoyne and Fevola up at full forward. In a spirited opening, the Blues would match goal for goal with Port, although Burgoyne would teach Bentick a few lessons about positioning around the pack. It was an odd match-up to start with, perhaps Pagan was trying to teach Bentick how hard the big game can be, and Burgoyne's 3 goals in the first quarter stole the scene.
The Blues kept up the effort in the second quarter and at one stage held a 25 point lead but 2 late goals to the Power would reduce the half time margin to 14 points. This quarter was perhaps most famous for a bump on the airborne Simon Wiggins by Crowd bad-guy Byron Pickett, which would cost Pickett 2 weeks and give Wiggins his goal.
Carlton managed to hang on to that lead mid way through the third but the Power kicked the next 3 to take a one point lead at the final break. The Blues refused to give in and reclaimed the lead but Port came back with another 3 to end up winning by 14 points.
Scott Camporeale was the leading possession getter with 25. Matthew Lappin had 21 disposals and kicked 3 goals, while Jarrad Waite kicked 4.
|B:||16 Scott Camporeale (vc)||32 Bret Thornton||15 David Teague|
|HB:||20 Cory McGrath||8 Lance Whitnall||44 Andrew Carrazzo|
|C:||6 Kade Simpson||24 Nick Stevens||29 Heath Scotland|
|HF:||12 Matthew Lappin||30 Jarrad Waite||14 Brad Fisher|
|F:||21 Troy Longmuir||25 Brendan Fevola||19 Eddie Betts|
|Ruck:||11 Barnaby French||43 Anthony Koutoufides (c)||40 Adam Bentick|
|34 Simon Wiggins, 22 Callum Chambers, 27 Chris Bryan, 3 Digby Morrell|
|Emg:||Justin Davies||Simon Wiggins*||Ian Prendergast|
|In:||Bret Thornton||Simon Wiggins*||* late change|
|Out:||Ian Prendergast||Luke Livingston*|
-*Late change Wiggins for Livingston
2: Jarrad Waite (CARL)
1: Michael Wilson (PA)
Jarrad Waite (39), Matthew Lappin (34), Scott Camporeale (33), Adam Bentick (32), Kade Simpson (30), Lance Whitnall (7), David Teague (6), Brad Fisher (5), Eddie Betts (4)
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