|Venue: M.C.G.||Date: Saturday May 21, 1966|
|Result: Win by 47 points||Umpire: Blew||Crowd: 35,955 Receipts: $8,778|
|Goalkickers: B.Quirk 2, I.Robertson 2, V.Waite 2, C.Stewart 2, A.Gallagher 1, R.Barassi 1, R.Stone 1.|
|Best: R.Barassi, J.Goold, J.Nicholls, C.Stewart, B.Quirk, W.Lofts.|
|Reports:||Injuries: Nil - there were no replacements|
Vin Waite would score two goals with his first two kicks in League football (within a minute of each other in the first five minutes of the game) - should be remembered as a watershed for the Blues. With Ron Barassi's influence taking shape in his second year as captain-coach, this was one of the youngest teams ever to take the field for Carlton. The match was also important because it was the first time in 13 seasons that the Blues had won a game on the hallowed turf of the MCG - beginning of a wonderful era of dominance on this ground, which would see a further eight Carlton premierships in the next 30 years.
By now, the Blues were up to fifth - still one win outside the top four of St. Kilda, Collingwood, Richmond and Essendon.
Ron Barassi continued his good form for Carlton against former club Melbourne, which managed just three goals for the day. - Football Record.
Melbourne's 3.14 (32) was their lowest score against Carlton for 46 years. In 1920 the Demons scored 3.7 (25) to Carlton's 12.15 (87) at Princes Park. - Football Record.
|B:||21 Barry Gill||20 Wes Lofts||44 Ron Stone|
|HB:||26 Graeme Anderson||11 John Goold||18 John Lloyd|
|C:||39 Cliff Stewart||34 Ian Robertson||6 Garry Crane|
|HF:||32 Bryan Quirk||1 Serge Silvagni||3 Kevin Hall|
|F:||30 Vin Waite||13 Bill Bennett||23 Ian Nankervis|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (vc)||31 Ron Barassi (cc)||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||5 Ken Greenwood||19 Ian Collins|
Out: P. McLean, M. Fowler
Famous photo of Ron Barassi in full flight
Images: Courtesy The Age May 23/24
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