|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday July 1, 1961|
|Result: Loss by 40 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 17,936|
|Goalkickers: T.Carroll 6, I.Collins 3, J.Nicholls 1.|
Game ReviewCarlton's season reached crisis point after another big loss - this time at home to Geelong. The Blues were held goal-less in the first term, before 'Turkey Tom' Carroll cut loose, and kicked six of his side's ten goals for the match.
The problem was that Geelong had their own goal-kicking star in rover Billy Goggin, who booted 7 majors in a Best on Ground display, and ruined the Blues hopes of climbing back up the ladder. Carroll's six goals lifted his season total to 30, and saw him retain second on the VFL goal-kicking list to the Cats' Doug Wade.
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||25 George Ferry||16 Maurie Sankey|
|HB:||32 Vasil Varlamos||14 Bob Crowe||10 John James (acting vc)|
|C:||9 Berkley Cox||3 Dave McCulloch||35 Chris Pavlou|
|HF:||19 Ian Collins||20 Wes Lofts||17 Gordon Collis|
|F:||26 Max Miers||22 Tom Carroll||23 Martin Cross|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (acting capt.)||1 Serge Silvagni||37 John Heathcote|
|Res:||4 Brian Buckley||21 Bill Arch|
In: G. Ferry, M. Miers
Out: B. Bryant, G. Anderson
MilestonesLast Game: Dave McCulloch
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