|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday May 27, 1961|
|Result: Win by 11 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 33,161|
|Goalkickers: L.Brereton 2, T.Carroll 2, P.Barry 1, G.Collis 1, M.Cross 1, G.Donaldson 1, S.Silvagni 1.|
In a dour battle of defences at Princes Park, Carlton held sway throughout for another very satisfying win over the Pies - and as a bonus, assumed outright ladder leadership when Melbourne defeated Footscray at the Western Oval.
The only concern for the Blues was our poor percentage of 116.12 - well short of second and third-placed Essendon and Melbourne.
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||25 George Ferry||2 John Nicholls (vc)|
|HB:||32 Vasil Varlamos||14 Bob Crowe||10 John James (dvc)|
|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:||13 Graham Donaldson (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||6 Leo Brereton|
|Res:||4 Brian Buckley||37 John Heathcote|
In: B. Crowe, G. Donaldson
Out: J. Williams, D. McCulloch
Round 5 | Round 7