Carlton lost to South Melbourne by 12 points at Princes Park

Round 7, 1960

Sth Melbourne1.174.6309.116513.1391
Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday June 4, 1960
Result: Lose by 12 pointsUmpire: BrewerCrowd: 24,465
Goalkickers: W.Lofts 3, J.Benetti 2, G.Donaldson 2, J.Williams 2, J.Chick 1, J.Heathcote 1.
Reports: NilInjuries: Benetti (twisted ankle) replaced by D. Nicholls three quarter time.

Game Review

Carlton's third straight loss came after an even first three quarters against South Melbourne at Princes Park.

Two rugged customers in Wes Lofts and John Benetti - both of whom would later play side by side on the last line of defence for the Blues - headed their side's score sheet with three and two goals respectively, but Carlton were beginning to look like also-rans - sitting tenth on the ladder (six points outside the four) and with a poor percentage.

The Blues were playing well in the first half, they were winning through the efforts of centre half back Bob Crowe, Berkley Cox in the centre, and Wes Lofts at centre half forward. They played faultless football, and were winning through the centre and their rucks were providing many opportunites. At half time South made positional changes and they played like a different team. The Blues took too long to react, and when they did it was too late. The opposition were too quick for the Blues and started to win in the ruck.
"The reason for their second half failure is hard to explain, but perhaps it can be put down to lack of stamina and several puzzling umpiring decisions."


Crowe, Strauch, Heathcote, Cox, Donaldson


B: 15 Bruce Comben (c) 22 Denis Strauch 4 Brian Buckley
HB: 19 Denis Zeunert 14 Bob Crowe 10 John James
C: 28 Graham Gilchrist 9 Berkley Cox 23 John Chick (vc)
HF: 8 John Benetti 47 Wes Lofts 37 John Heathcote
F: 16 Maurie Sankey 31 John Williams 36 Barry Smith
Ruck: 13 Graham Donaldson (dvc) 1 Serge Silvagni 6 Leo Brereton
Res: 26 Max Miers 12 Don Nicholls
Coach: Ken Hands


In: G. Gilchrist, J. Heathcote, J. Williams, M. Miers
Out: G. Ferry, G. Burke, B. Williams, J. O'Keefe


Debut: Max Miers

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