|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 5, 1961|
|Result: Win by 59 points||Umpire:||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.|
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|
In: G. Ferry, J. Williams, B. Bryant, M. Kick
Out: B. Comben, C. Pavlou, G. Donaldson, M. Sankey
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