Richmond thumps the Blues by 40 points at Princes Park.

Round 8, 1961

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Monday, June 12, 1961
Result: Loss by 40 pointsUmpire: BrophyCrowd: 24,660
Goalkickers: M.Cross 3, T.Carroll 1, G.Collis 1, G.Gilchrist 1, J.Nicholls 1.
Reports: Injuries: G.Donaldson (broken rib) replaced by G.Gilchrist in first quarter. P.Barry (shoulder) by J.Williams in last quarter. J.Nicholls (bruised thigh)

Game Review

On the Monday afternoon of the Queen's Birthday long weekend, Carlton suffered a humiliating 40-point loss to Richmond at Princes Park. Taking full advantage of a strong breeze in the second and last quarters, the Tigers used the football better than the Blues and their precise teamwork proved impossible to counter on the day.

This loss dealt a real blow to Carlton, dropping us back to fourth on the ladder behind Melbourne, St Kilda and a resurgent Footscray - who snapped back to their best to beat Hawthorn at the Western Oval, and re-established their finals credentials.


B: 15 Bruce Comben 31 John Williams 13 Graham Donaldson (c)
HB: 32 Vasil Varlamos 14 Bob Crowe 10 John James (dvc)
C: 21 Bill Arch 9 Berkley Cox 35 Chris Pavlou
HF: 18 Peter Barry 17 Gordon Collis 19 Ian Collins
F: 1 Serge Silvagni 22 Tom Carroll 23 Martin Cross
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (vc) 4 Brian Buckley 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 28 Graham Gilchrist 7 Bruce Williams
Coach: Ken Hands

In: G. Gilchrist, B. Williams, J. Williams
Out: G. Ferry, J. Heathcote, M. Sankey


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