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Round 3, 1961         Carlton's first loss of the season - by 9 points to Footscray at Princes Park.

Round 3, 1961

Carlton2.2144.3277.44611.672
Footscray4.5298.12609.146811.1581
Venue: Princes ParkDate: April 29, 1961
Result: Loss by 9 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 34,254
Goalkickers: M.Cross 4, I.Collins 3, P.Barry 2, T.Carroll 1, M.Sankey 1.
Reports: Injuries:










Game Review

Carlton's accuracy in shooting for goal kept the Blues in contention for much of this game, although Footscray appeared a class above the Blues in general play. Bulldogs champion Ted Whitten was outstanding at centre half-back, while Carlton's lively rover Martin Cross kicked 4 goals.
The loss dropped Carlton to sixth on percentage, one win short of the ladder-leading Bulldogs.


Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 2 John Nicholls (vc)
HB: 12 Don Nicholls 14 Bob Crowe 10 John James (dvc)
C: 21 Bill Arch 9 Berkley Cox 35 Chris Pavlou
HF: 19 Ian Collins 18 Peter Barry 17 Gordon Collis
F: 16 Maurie Sankey 22 Tom Carroll 23 Martin Cross
Ruck: 13 Graham Donaldson (c) 1 Serge Silvagni 37 John Heathcote
Res: 4 Brian Buckley 28 Graham Gilchrist
Coach: Ken Hands


In: G. Gilchrist, D. Nicholls, B. Buckley
Out: L. Brereton, D. McCulloch, V. Varlamos


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