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Round 9, 1961         Essendon hands Carlton a six-goal hiding at Windy Hill.

Round 9, 1961

Carlton4.2265.3337.11537.1254
Essendon3.2206.13497.145612.1789
Venue: Windy HillDate: Saturday June 17, 1961
Result: Loss by 35 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 25,000
Goalkickers: T.Carroll 3, L.Brereton 1, D.McCulloch 1, J.Nicholls 1, C.Pavlou 1.
Reports: Injuries:










Game Review

Although Carlton's finals hopes were dealt another blow when Essendon handed the Blues a six-goal hiding in this match at Windy Hill, and sent us tumbling to seventh on the ladder, our poor percentage made the situation seem worse than it actually was. In fact, as one of five teams with five wins and four losses to this point in the season, we were still only one win away from second place.

Melbourne sat four points clear of St Kilda on top, with a rapidly-improving Fitzroy third. The next four sides; Essendon, Hawthorn, Footscray and Carlton, were all still well in the hunt for a finals berth.
Geelong's Doug Wade took over at the top of the VFL goal-kicking table with 26 majors after this round, followed by North Melbourne's John Dugdale with 24, and Tom Carroll of Carlton with 23.

Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben 43 Graeme Anderson 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 32 Vasil Varlamos 14 Bob Crowe 10 John James (acting vc)
C: 21 Bill Arch 9 Berkley Cox 35 Chris Pavlou
HF: 3 Dave McCulloch 17 Gordon Collis 19 Ian Collins
F: 16 Maurie Sankey 22 Tom Carroll 23 Martin Cross
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (acting capt.) 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 31 John Williams 28 Graham Gilchrist
Coach: Ken Hands


In: M. Sankey, D. McCulloch, G. Anderson
Out: G. Donaldson, P. Barry, B. Williams

Milestones

Debut: Graeme Anderson


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