|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Monday, June 4, 1962|
|Result: Win by 16 points||Umpire: 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)|
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|
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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