|Venue: Lakeside Oval||Date: Saturday May 6, 1961|
|Result: Win by 16 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 25,624|
|Goalkickers: T.Carroll 3, L.Brereton 2, M.Cross 2, J.Nicholls 2, B.Arch 1, G.Collis 1.|
Game ReviewSouth 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.
|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|
In: L. Brereton, J. Williams, V. Varlamos
Out: B. Crowe, G. Donaldson, D. Nicholls
Milestones100 Goals: Leo Brereton
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