Melbourne ends Carlton's winning run, beating the Blues by 25 points at the MCG.

Round 7, 1961

Venue: MCGDate: Saturday June 3, 1961
Result: Loss by 25 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 49,678
Goalkickers: S.Silvagni 3, L.Brereton 2, B.Arch 1, P.Barry 1, T.Carroll 1, I.Collins 1, G.Donaldson 1, J.Nicholls 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

Fielding the same team that had beaten Collingwood the previous week, Carlton proved no match for the form side of the competition, and lost to the Demons at the MCG by 25 points. Although resolute defender Johnny James turned back many Demon attacks, Melbourne leap-frogged to the top of the ladder on percentage after this round, ahead of St Kilda and Carlton, with Essendon fourth. The early season front-runners, Footscray, dropped to sixth after losing to Geelong.

Carlton's Tom Carroll kicked just one goal, and took his aggregate to 19 - one behind the joint leaders of the competition; John Dugdale (North Melbourne) and Brian McGowan (South Melbourne).


B: 15 Bruce Comben 25 George Ferry 16 Maurie Sankey
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: 13 Graham Donaldson (c) 22 Tom Carroll 23 Martin Cross
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 4 Brian Buckley 37 John Heathcote
Coach: Ken Hands

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