Eight goals from Blues' rover Martin Cross, and an infamous clash between South's Boyd and Carlton's Nicholls highlighted this 10 goal thrashing of South Melbourne at Princes Park.

Round 15, 1961

Sth Melbourne3.2204.6304.7317.1052
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 5, 1961
Result: Win by 59 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 16,889
Goalkickers: M.Cross 8, T.Carroll 3, G.Collis 2, J.Benetti 1, B.Bryant 1, B.Buckley 1, B.Cox 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

In this controversial clash at Princes Park, Carlton's elusive rover Martin Cross kicked 8 goals, but his great effort was overshadowed by the sensational clash between Ken Boyd of South Melbourne, and Carlton's acting captain John Nicholls - when the pair resumed hostilities that had erupted during their previous meeting in round 4.

In a post-game interview, Boyd admitted punching Nicholls after a boundary throw-in. The VFL stepped in and charged him, and Boyd was suspended for 12 weeks. He never played VFL football again.

Meanwhile, Tom Carroll's three goals at full-forward for Carlton gave him a total of 42, and extended his lead at the top of the goal-kicking table to six.


B: 10 John James (acting vc) 25 George Ferry 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 32 Vasil Varlamos 20 Wes Lofts 14 Bob Crowe
C: 11 Barry Bryant 9 Berkley Cox 30 Murray Kick
HF: 19 Ian Collins 17 Gordon Collis 8 John Benetti
F: 18 Peter Barry 22 Tom Carroll 23 Martin Cross
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (acting capt.) 1 Serge Silvagni 37 John Heathcote
Res: 31 John Williams 7 Bruce Williams
Coach: Ken Hands

In: G. Ferry, J. Williams, B. Bryant, M. Kick
Out: B. Comben, C. Pavlou, G. Donaldson, M. Sankey


Debut: Murray Kick

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