|Venue: Arden St||Date: Saturday May 13, 1961|
|Result: Win by 26 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 21,500|
|Goalkickers: L.Brereton 6, T.Carroll 5, B.Cox 2, M.Cross 2, J.Nicholls 1, M.Sankey 1.|
Game ReviewFor the second successive year, Carlton rover Leo Brereton kicked 6 goals in this round, when Carlton knocked over the Shinboners by 26 points at Arden Street. Blues full-forward 'Turkey Tom' Carroll chalked up another five majors, and the win lifted Carlton to second place on the ladder behind Footscray.
In a 5-team scramble for the other two places in the four, Melbourne and Hawthorn held on grimly, ahead of Essendon, South Melbourne and St Kilda. Tom Carroll (with a modest 16 goals after five games) led the goal-kicking table, from John Dugdale of North Melbourne and Brian McGowan of South Melbourne; each with 15 majors.
|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:||3 Dave McCulloch||37 John Heathcote|
In: D. McCulloch
Out: G. Gilchrist
Milestones50 Games: John Heathcote
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