Carlton defeated the Kangaroos by 9 points at Telstra Dome. Fevola dominant with 8 goals.

Round 5, 2003

Carlton 3.6 24 6.9 45 12.11 83 18.14 122
Kangaroos 4.2 26 6.5 41 10.10 70 16.17 113
Venue: Telstra Dome
Date: Sat 26 April (night) Result: Win by 9 points
Umpires: Morris, McKenzie, MargettsCrowd: 38,093
Goalkickers: B.Fevola 8, A.Hickmott, R.Houlihan 3, B.Fisher, L.Livingston, C.McKernan, J.Murphy 1.
Reports: Thornton (contact with an umpire)- 1 week Injuries: Fisher (knee)

Game Review

This was Blues' coach Denis Pagan's first encounter with his former club, and resulted in his second victory in five matches. It was a tight contest in the first half, then three unanswered goals at the start of the third quarter gave the Blues a vital break. The Roos fought back, and Carlton was just 13 points up at the final change. It was goal for goal after that, with both sides booting six goals in the last quarter, but the Blues withstood the challenge best, and recorded a well-deserved 9-point victory at the final siren.

Brendan Fevola was outstanding up forward for Carlton all night, kicking 8 goals from 10 scoring shots in a best on ground performance. There were also excellent three-goal contributions from the courageous Adrian Hickmott, who had the better of Glen Archer, and Ryan Houlihan, who was deadly in making the most of his opportunities. Andrew McKay was reliable in defence while Darren Hulme, Scott Camporeale and Justin Murphy provided plenty of midfield drive. Equally as important was the tagging job of a young Justin Davies against Roo playmaker Brent Harvey.


B: 29 Simon Beaumont 32 Bret Thornton 18 Justin Murphy
HB: 5 Andrew McKay (a/c) 28 Ian Prendergast 12 Matthew Lappin
C: 13 Justin Davies 16 Scott Camporeale 36 Trent Sporn
HF: 33 Ryan Houlihan 25 Brendan Fevola 9 Adrian Hickmott (a/vc)
F: 30 Jarrad Waite 8 Lance Whitnall 4 Luke Livingston
Ruck: 2 Corey McKernan 43 Anthony Koutoufides 27 Darren Hulme
14 Brad Fisher, 11 Barnaby French, 34 Simon Wiggins, 41 Jonathon McCormick
Coach: Denis Pagan
Emg: Anthony Franchina Matthew Allan Ian Prendergast*
In: Corey McKernan, Ian Prendergast*
Out: Matthew Allan, Mick Martyn*(quadriceps- late)

-*Late change Prendergast for Martyn

Brownlow Votes

3: Brendan Fevola (CARL)
2: Andrew McKay (CARL)
1: Adam Simpson (KAN)

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