Carlton defeated Brisbane by 82 points - MCG. Hamill kicked 7.

Semi Final, 2000

Brisbane Lions3.1194.4289.45810.969
Venue: M.C.G.Date: Saturday August 19, 2000
Result: Win by 82 pointsUmpires: Crowd: 56,924
Goalkickers: A.Hamill 7, B.Fevola 4, M.Allan 3, M.Lappin 2, L.Whitnall 2, M.Porter 1, S.Camporeale 1, B.Ratten 1, C.Bradley 1, S.Freeborn 1.
Best: A.McKay, A.Hamill, M.Allan, S.Freeborn, M.Lappin, C.Bradley, S.Camporeale, L.Whitnall, S.Silvagni.
Reports: Injuries: S.Silvagni (hamstring).

Game Review

The Lions were a gathering force but took the field against last years Grand Finallists without key bigman Daniel Bradshaw & small forward Luke Power, both of whom had kicked over 50 goals for the season. Bradshaw caused something of a stir by pulling out of the game to be by his wife's side for the birth of a child.

Without the two main forwards, the Lions didn't have the defensive options to match Carlton's emerging and young forward line of Aaron Hamill, with a Carlton career high of 7 goals, and Brendan Fevola, with 4. Our forward entries were fast, and often marked by these 2 gents as the Blues ran away with it.

Little did we realise that Hamill, so key a player in this game, would soon leave our shores.

The most significant moment in a game that we had won early happened late in the game. SOS was by himself and about to pick up a ball on the ground on the half-back flank. He bent down and ripped the hamstring tendon from his bone. He fell to the ground as if shot and as the trainers attended to him the 3/4 time siren sounded after which you could have heard a pin drop as a stunned crowd witnessed SOS escorted off the ground. Until finally when he neared the players race the crowd broke out into applause for the club champion.

Despite the fact that we ended up with a sensational win after the disappointment of the loss to Melbourne in a last quarter fadeout the previous week, most Carlton supporters would have left the ground thinking the finals campaign was over. And it was.


B: 29 Simon Beaumont 1 Stephen Silvagni (vc) 22 Glenn Manton
HB: 5 Andrew McKay 37 Trent Hotton 31 Simon Fletcher
C: 9 Adrian Hickmott 7 Brett Ratten 16 Scott Camporeale
HF: 12 Matthew Lappin 8 Lance Whitnall 45 Anthony Franchina
F: 24 Matthew Allan 4 Aaron Hamill 27 Darren Hulme
Ruck: 11 Mark Porter 17 Scott Freeborn 21 Craig Bradley (c)
Interchange: 33 Ryan Houlihan 25 Brendan Fevola 2 Brett Backwell
10 Michael Mansfield
Coach: David Parkin
Emg: Fraser Brown Jordan Doering Brett Backwell*
In: Craig Bradley, Brett Backwell*
Out: Fraser Brown, Dean Rice* (hamstring)- late*

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