|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 12, 1961|
|Result: Win by 2 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 15,439|
|Goalkickers: T.Carroll 3, B.Bryant 1, G.Collis 1, M.Cross 1, W.Lofts 1, J.Nicholls 1, M.Sankey 1.|
Game ReviewThis match at Princes Park between eighth-placed Carlton and wooden spoon favourites North Melbourne featured the two leading VFL goal-kickers; Tom Carroll of Carlton (42 goals) and the Shinboners' John Dugdale (36). Those fans who went along to see a shoot-out were disappointed - but at least they saw an exciting finish, as the Blues recovered from eleven points down at the last change to edge out the Northerners by a bare 2 points.
Dugdale kicked 4 majors, and Carroll got three; however, both were overshadowed by Geelong's Doug Wade, who returned from injury to notch seven as the Cats went down by two points to Melbourne at the MCG.
|B:||10 John James (acting vc)||25 George Ferry||4 Brian Buckley|
|HB:||14 Bob Crowe||20 Wes Lofts||32 Vasil Varlamos|
|C:||11 Barry Bryant||9 Berkley Cox||30 Murray Kick|
|HF:||18 Peter Barry||17 Gordon Collis||8 John Benetti|
|F:||16 Maurie Sankey||22 Tom Carroll||23 Martin Cross|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (acting capt.)||1 Serge Silvagni||37 John Heathcote|
|Res:||19 Ian Collins||28 Graham Gilchrist|
In: G. Gilchrist, M. Sankey
Out: B. Williams, J. Williams
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