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Round 4, 1961         Carlton are too good for South Melbourne in a spiteful match at the Lakeside Oval.

Round 4, 1961

Carlton5.3336.33911.47011.672
Sth Melbourne2.6183.11295.13437.1456
Venue: Lakeside OvalDate: Saturday May 6, 1961
Result: Win by 16 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 25,624
Goalkickers: T.Carroll 3, L.Brereton 2, M.Cross 2, J.Nicholls 2, B.Arch 1, G.Collis 1.
Reports: Injuries:










Game Review

South Melbourne's enforcer Ken Boyd was reported for striking Carlton's John Nicholls and John Heathcote in this fiery encounter at the Lake Oval. The Blues won by 16 points, while Boyd was found guilty on both charges and suspended for eight weeks. His return match - coincidently, against Nicholls and Carlton - would be even more controversial.

The Blues moved back into the top four with this win, sitting third behind Footscray and Hawthorn. Essendon was fourth on percentage, with five other clubs ready to pounce.

Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 32 Vasil Varlamos 31 John Williams 10 John James (acting vc)
C: 21 Bill Arch 9 Berkley Cox 35 Chris Pavlou
HF: 19 Ian Collins 17 Gordon Collis 18 Peter Barry
F: 16 Maurie Sankey 22 Tom Carroll 23 Martin Cross
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (acting capt.) 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 28 Graham Gilchrist 37 John Heathcote
Coach: Ken Hands


In: L. Brereton, J. Williams, V. Varlamos
Out: B. Crowe, G. Donaldson, D. Nicholls

Milestones

100 Goals: Leo Brereton


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