Carlton win by 34 points
The Demons continued their good form which had registered a first win in two months the previous week for three quarters, before falling in a hole in the last and failing to score as Carlton ran away with victory.
Melbourne started well, with Darren Bennett kicking three goals in the first quarter and another in the second before his opponent was changed and he failed to register another. With Michael Pickering also being blanketed Melbourne had no other forwards, but two goals from Andy Lovell in the third quarter put them in front at the last change.
Despite what turned into a big loss the Demons were ropeable about a goal gifted to Earl Spalding from an incorrect free kick 14 minutes into the last quarter. The decision broke Melbourne's spirit and the Blues won easily from there. Carlton could have sealed the game earlier in the term from three shots on goal in four minutes by Greg Williams but he only managed a total of one point.
Best were Schwarz, G. Lovett and B. Lovett. Rod Grinter was reported for striking Greg Williams in the third quarter and suspended for six matches.
It was Melbourne's last scoreless final term until Round 5, 2012.
Carlton 15.15.105 d. Melbourne 13.9.87
Goals - Williams 5, Lamb 2, Mahoney 2, Sullivan 1, Wearne 1, Beveridge 1, Ford 1
Best - Dyson, Wearne, Williams