Carlton win by 79 points
Last MFC Game
After failing to kick a goal in the opening quarter, Melbourne had rebounded to be just three goals behind the Blues at half time before falling to pieces after the break. They kicked 3.3 to 11.16, a 21 scoring shot deficit that the Demons were unable to do anything to combat.
In his post match press conference a frustrated Carl Ditterich said that he would reconsider his future at the end of the year, but the only thing stopping him from quitting was that Carl Ditterich didn't quit.
After abusing his players in front of spectators after the game, Ditterich accused his players of "pathetic mental weakness" and criticised players who wouldn't learn. Some players who take something from the loss the rest, "will shrug it off, laugh and go away and get drunk".
The Demons suffered a range of injuries. Glenn Elliott was replaced in the selected side, Graham Gaunt hurt his ankle, and Robert Flower his shoulder. Phil Carman broke his thumb, and hurt his knee. It was his last game for the Demons.
Biffin, Fowler and Gaunt were named as best for Melbourne but it was scant consolation to their shattered coach. Ditterich gave his side a blast after the match, but their situation wouldn't get any better the next week against Fitzroy at Waverley.
Carlton 16.24.114 d. Melbourne 9.13.67
Boals - Maynard 3, Wallace 2, Barnes 1, Flower 1, O'Donnell 1, Woodman 1
Best - Barnes, Denny, Sullivan
Carlton 16.14.110 defeated Melbourne 8.16.64
Goals - Bardoel 2, Richards 2, Burn 1, Juliffe 1, McCormack 1, Parish 1
Best - Cochrane, Green, Vanderheyden
Blueseum match report