|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday June 4, 1960|
|Result: Lose by 12 points||Umpire: Brewer||Crowd: 24,465|
|Goalkickers: W.Lofts 3, J.Benetti 2, G.Donaldson 2, J.Williams 2, J.Chick 1, J.Heathcote 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Benetti (twisted ankle) replaced by D. Nicholls three quarter time.|
Game ReviewCarlton's third straight loss came after an even first three quarters against South Melbourne at Princes Park.
Two rugged customers in Wes Lofts and John Benetti - both of whom would later play side by side on the last line of defence for the Blues - headed their side's score sheet with three and two goals respectively, but Carlton were beginning to look like also-rans - sitting tenth on the ladder (six points outside the four) and with a poor percentage.
The Blues were playing well in the first half, they were winning through the efforts of centre half back Bob Crowe, Berkley Cox in the centre, and Wes Lofts at centre half forward. They played faultless football, and were winning through the centre and their rucks were providing many opportunites. At half time South made positional changes and they played like a different team. The Blues took too long to react, and when they did it was too late. The opposition were too quick for the Blues and started to win in the ruck.
"The reason for their second half failure is hard to explain, but perhaps it can be put down to lack of stamina and several puzzling umpiring decisions."
BestCrowe, Strauch, Heathcote, Cox, Donaldson
|B:||15 Bruce Comben (c)||22 Denis Strauch||4 Brian Buckley|
|HB:||19 Denis Zeunert||14 Bob Crowe||10 John James|
|C:||28 Graham Gilchrist||9 Berkley Cox||23 John Chick (vc)|
|HF:||8 John Benetti||47 Wes Lofts||37 John Heathcote|
|F:||16 Maurie Sankey||31 John Williams||36 Barry Smith|
|Ruck:||13 Graham Donaldson (dvc)||1 Serge Silvagni||6 Leo Brereton|
|Res:||26 Max Miers||12 Don Nicholls|
ChangesIn: G. Gilchrist, J. Heathcote, J. Williams, M. Miers
Out: G. Ferry, G. Burke, B. Williams, J. O'Keefe
MilestonesDebut: Max Miers
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