Carlton win by 25 points
Bill McClelland (3rd game)
Another week, another low scoring record for Melbourne that would endure for more than a century. The previous Saturday they'd only managed two behinds against Fitzroy, and while they scored goals this time it took them until the last term - leaving them eight quarters in a row without a goal dating back to the third term in Round 15. Their goals only came once Carlton's captain put his back men on the ball in the last term when the game was won.
With first choice players Wood, Herring, Wardill and Sholl all missing Melbourne blooded three first gamers, none of who played seniors again, and their only advantage over Carlton was foot speed on the wet ground while the Blues were by far the superior the drop of the ball.
Best were Lewis, Moodie and Young. McGinis left the ground before the end of the game after hurting his shoulder in the third quarter.
Blueseum match report