|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Monday, June 12, 1961|
|Result: Loss by 40 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 24,660|
|Goalkickers: M.Cross 3, T.Carroll 1, G.Collis 1, G.Gilchrist 1, J.Nicholls 1.|
On the Monday afternoon of the Queen's Birthday long weekend, Carlton suffered a humiliating 40-point loss to Richmond at Princes Park. Taking full advantage of a strong breeze in the second and last quarters, the Tigers used the football better than the Blues and their precise teamwork proved impossible to counter on the day.
This loss dealt a real blow to Carlton, dropping us back to fourth on the ladder behind Melbourne, St Kilda and a resurgent Footscray - who snapped back to their best to beat Hawthorn at the Western Oval, and re-established their finals credentials.
|B:||15 Bruce Comben||31 John Williams||13 Graham Donaldson (c)|
|HB:||32 Vasil Varlamos||14 Bob Crowe||10 John James (dvc)|
|C:||21 Bill Arch||9 Berkley Cox||35 Chris Pavlou|
|HF:||18 Peter Barry||17 Gordon Collis||19 Ian Collins|
|F:||1 Serge Silvagni||22 Tom Carroll||23 Martin Cross|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (vc)||4 Brian Buckley||6 Leo Brereton|
|Res:||28 Graham Gilchrist||7 Bruce Williams|
In: G. Gilchrist, B. Williams, J. Williams
Out: G. Ferry, J. Heathcote, M. Sankey
Milestones50 Games: Brian Buckley and Serge Silvagni
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