Carlton had 7 more scoring shots, but won by only 2 points against North Melbourne at Princes Park.

Round 16, 1961

Nth Melbourne3.5236.6428.75510.868
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday August 12, 1961
Result: Win by 2 pointsUmpire: Crowd: 15,439
Goalkickers: T.Carroll 3, B.Bryant 1, G.Collis 1, M.Cross 1, W.Lofts 1, J.Nicholls 1, M.Sankey 1.
Reports: Injuries:

Game Review

This match at Princes Park between eighth-placed Carlton and wooden spoon favourites North Melbourne featured the two leading VFL goal-kickers; Tom Carroll of Carlton (42 goals) and the Shinboners' John Dugdale (36). Those fans who went along to see a shoot-out were disappointed - but at least they saw an exciting finish, as the Blues recovered from eleven points down at the last change to edge out the Northerners by a bare 2 points.

Dugdale kicked 4 majors, and Carroll got three; however, both were overshadowed by Geelong's Doug Wade, who returned from injury to notch seven as the Cats went down by two points to Melbourne at the MCG.


B: 10 John James (acting vc) 25 George Ferry 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 14 Bob Crowe 20 Wes Lofts 32 Vasil Varlamos
C: 11 Barry Bryant 9 Berkley Cox 30 Murray Kick
HF: 18 Peter Barry 17 Gordon Collis 8 John Benetti
F: 16 Maurie Sankey 22 Tom Carroll 23 Martin Cross
Ruck: 2 John Nicholls (acting capt.) 1 Serge Silvagni 37 John Heathcote
Res: 19 Ian Collins 28 Graham Gilchrist
Coach: Ken Hands

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

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