Melbourne win by 19 points
For the second straight year a lowly Demons side, this time having won two games all year, swung a major surprise by beating Carlton.
Both sides scored freely in the first half, with 10 goals each at half time before Melbourne shot away in the third term with a six goal to three quarter to take a 21 point lead into the last break. The Blues narrowly won the fourth quarter but couldn't do enough to bridge the gap and challenge.
Carlton 21.14.140 d. Melbourne 8.13.61
Goals - C. Robertson 2, R. Robertson 1, Hardie 1, Zorzi 1, Bradly 1, Donald Cockatoo-Collins 1, Irving 1
Best - R. Robertson, O'Brien, Bradly
Football Record R16 1997
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