Melbourne win by 6 points
1 - Brett Lovett
Stung by criticism by Collingwood players after their Round 10 loss, and two straight games where they had scored under 60 points, the Demons put in a blistering second quarter and had extended the lead to 55 points before the Blues struck back. With five minutes to go a Steven Kernahan goal bought Carlton back to within one straight kick with two minutes left.
Two behinds extended the margin to a goal and despite the Blues furiously attacking in the last 90 seconds the Demons managed to keep them at bay - thanks in part to some shocking kicking for goal by Steven Kernahan - and hold on to win.
Best were B. Lovett, Johnson and Heaver. Flintoff suffered a strained hamstring.
Melbourne 15.17.107 d. Carlton 12.13.85
Goals - Lovell 3, Seow 2, Beveridge 2, Theodore 2, Eishold 2, Schwarz 1, Jackson 1, Graham 1, Morey 1
Best - Lovell, J. Viney, Hickmott
Melbourne 6.16.52 d. Footscray 6.11.47
Goals - Aubrey 2, B. Stynes 1, McCarthy 1, Hopgood 1, Lemon 1
Best - P. Goldberg, Foot, Capsalis
Football Record R12 1990
Blueseum match report