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Round 8, 1960         Carlton lost to Collingwood by 37 points at Victoria Park in Denis Zeunert's 100th match.

Round 8, 1960

Carlton3.4225.53510.137310.1373
Collingwood4.1256.54111.77316.14110
Venue: Victoria ParkDate: Saturday June 11, 1960
Result: Loss by 37 pointsUmpire: Mance Crowd: 29,853 Receipts: £2,408
Goalkickers: G.Donaldson 3, L.Brereton 2, G.Burke 1, J.Heathcote 1, W.Lofts 1, B.Smith 1, J.Williams 1.
Reports: Injuries:












Game Review

The Blues went down again in this game - by 6 goals – to ruin the celebration of Denis Zeunert's 100th match.
However, Collingwood's big win was marred when their star wingman Thorold Merrett suffered a broken leg in the first quarter. He was replaced by youngster Keith Burns, who then starred by kicking five goals for the match, including three in a dominant third quarter for the Magpies. Merrett’s injury ended his career, while the Blues now seemed headed for a tussle with Richmond over the wooden spoon.

Collingwood returned to the winning list with a terrific last quarter burst against Carlton that left the Blues floundering, and without any counter. The Magpies would have been in dire straits had they lost. Carlton has now lost four games in succession. The same few had to do the hard work for Carlton. Graham Donaldson was the only ruckman, Leo Brereton roved tirelessly, and Bruce Comben and Denis Zeunert were strong defenders. - Football Record.

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A policeman retrieves a beer bottle thrown from the crowd after Carlton's Graham Donaldson was awarded a free-kick deep in the Blues' forward line.
Barry Smith is possibly the Carlton player standing behind Donaldson.


Team

B: 15 Bruce Comben (c) 22 Denis Strauch 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 14 Bob Crowe 10 John James
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 9 Berkley Cox 23 John Chick (vc)
HF: 8 John Benetti 31 John Williams 37 John Heathcote
F: 5 Gerald Burke 47 Wes Lofts 36 Barry Smith
Ruck: 13 Graham Donaldson (dvc) 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 16 Maurie Sankey 12 Don Nicholls
Coach: Ken Hands

Changes

In: G. Burke
Out: M. Miers

Milestones

100 Games: Denis Zeunert and Graham Gilchrist


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