In a huge surprise, Carlton defeated ladder-leaders Melbourne at Princes Park.

Round 7, 1962

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Monday, June 4, 1962
Result: Win by 16 pointsUmpire: James Brewer Crowd: 32,000 Receipts: £3,833
Goalkickers: I.Collins 3, T.Carroll 2, G.Collis 1, G.Donaldson 1, P.Falconer 1, J.Gill 1, B.Williams 1.
Reports: Injuries: M.Sankey replaced by J.Williams in last quarter. B.Williams (bruised arm)

Game Review

On this Queen's Birthday holiday Monday, the resurgent Blues caused a huge boilover by knocking over the undefeated ladder-leaders Melbourne by 16 points at Princes Park - despite not kicking a goal in the first term. Thereafter, Carlton's rucks got on top, and a five-goals to two third quarter set up one of our most important wins for the season.
After Melbourne's loss, Essendon remained the only undefeated team. They assumed ladder leadership from the Demons, Geelong and Footscray, with St Kilda and Carlton next.

Carlton had many fine performers in their unexpected win over the Demons. John Nicholls rucked powerfully and his efforts in the third term especially were superb. He dominated the ruck duels. Berkley Cox was a stalwart in the centre. Serge Silvagni gave strong support while rover Peter Falconer was a creative player and made full use of Nicholls' knockouts. Ron Barassi tore into the packs in an endeavour to inspire Melbourne and played a real captain's game. - Football Record.

In toppling the previously undefeated Demons, Carlton scored their third victory since 1953. Their margin of 16 points was also the largest since the 1953 match, when they won by 26 points, 12.24.(96) to 10.10.(70). - Football Record.


B: 10 John James 18 Peter Barry 13 Graham Donaldson (c)
HB: 26 Graeme Anderson 20 Wes Lofts 14 Bob Crowe
C: 40 Bruce McMaster-Smith 9 Berkley Cox 30 Murray Kick
HF: 19 Ian Collins 17 Gordon Collis 12 John Gill
F: 16 Maurie Sankey 22 Tom Carroll 7 Bruce Williams
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 1 Serge Silvagni 36 Peter Falconer
Res: 31 John Williams 8 John Benetti
Coach: Ken Hands

Age June 05

In: G. Donaldson, P. Barry, J. Williams, W. Lofts
Out: B. Buckley, B. Arch, K. Greenwood, H. Ogilvie

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