Carlton was dreadfully inaccurate around the goals, yet still beat South Melbourne by 3 points at Princes Park.

Round 8, 1966

Sth Melbourne2.1136.4408.6548.654
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 11, 1966
Result: Win by 3 pointsUmpire: GrantCrowd: 26,510 Receipts: $6,856
Goalkickers: V.Waite 2, I.Robertson 1, B.Quirk 1, I.Collins 1, A.Gallagher 1, M.Fowler 1.
Best: P.McLean, W.Lofts, A.Gallagher, J.Gill, V.Waite, C.Stewart.
Reports: Injuries: R.Barassi (possible dislocated shoulder and torn ligaments) replaced by J.Pleydell at half time.

Game Review

Dreadful inaccuracy in front of goal almost cost the Blues victory in this exciting match at Princes Park, as the Swans - scoreless in the last quarter - fought tooth and nail to hold out the home side in a grandstand finish. Returning to the side, Vin Waite kicked two important goals as Carlton accounted for one of their main rivals for a finals berth, and climbed into the top four when St Kilda beat Essendon at Moorabbin.

In a thrilling match, Carlton defeated South Melbourne by just three points with regular backman Vin Waite kicking two goals for the Blues. - Football Record.


B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Wes Lofts 44 Ron Stone
HB: 12 John Gill 36 Peter McLean 18 John Lloyd
C: 39 Cliff Stewart 19 Ian Collins 6 Garry Crane
HF: 32 Bryan Quirk 34 Ian Robertson 3 Kevin Hall
F: 30 Vin Waite 1 Serge Silvagni 29 Maurie Fowler
Ruck: 5 Ken Greenwood 31 Ron Barassi (cc) 10 Adrian Gallagher
Res: 25 John Comben 33 Jim Pleydell
Coach: Ron Barassi

Ken Greenwood handballs to Wes Lofts
Image: Courtesy The Age June 13

Ian Robertson standing, sitting Jim Pleydell or John Gill?
Image: Courtesy The Age June 14

Team Changes

In: K. Hall, J. Comben, V. Waite
Out: J. Nicholls, J. Goold, G. Lockhart


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