Melbourne win by 6 points
Alf George (also with Essendon)
In one of only four games where Melbourne has failed to score in the first term and gone on to win, the Reds went in as underdogs after two straight defeats but lifted themselves over the line in a close game with accurate goalkicking. Their cause in the first quarter wasn't helped by drizzling rain which made the ground hard, but Carlton were extremely wasteful in only registering six behinds from six scoring shots.
Carlton had the first goal of the second quarter from a speculative soccer kick which rolled through, but it caused Melbourne to liven up and kick goals through Brereton and Joolen.
The second half was played with fierce intent by the two sides, and despite free kicks being paid all over the ground the home side pushed ahead in the third term and after going into the last break 22 points in front they withstood a Blue comeback in the last, aided by the visitors poor kicking for goal.
During the match Joe Pearce was chased across the field by a dozen Carlton supporters after he had knocked one of their side over.
Best were Nolan, Politz and Francis.
Scoreless First Quarters