Carlton win by 37 points
Lucky to have their entire squad to choose from after a spiteful all-in brawl against Essendon a week before, the Demons faced a Barassi-less Blues for the first time since the champion walked out on Melbourne hoping for another win to reinvigorate their season.
They were sorely disappointed, managing just five goals for the day and three after quarter time. The Blues were restricted to 75 points for the day but with just 38 points on the board themselves Melbourne were a disappointment.
Best were Bourke, Callery and Dillon. Sinclair was replaced by Ritterman during the last quarter.
Melbourne 8.12 d. Carlton 7.3
Goals - Carr 3, Burgmann 2, Osborne 2, Tilbrook 1
Best - Fletcher, Gallus, Burgmann
Melbourne 13.15 d. Carlton 13.13
Goals - Tesoriero 3, Watts 3, Slade 2, Giampaolo 1, G. Macdonald 1, McIllvenna 1, McMullin 1, Perrett 1
Best - McGuinness, Giampaolo, Tesoriero
Age - 15/05/1972
Inside Football - 20/05/1972