Carlton win by 64 points
On a wet day the Redlegs had few winners, and were badly beaten after a promising first quarter. They'd kicked with the first quarter and kicked the first four goals of the game, including two from Margitich to open the game and another he set up for Vanthoff. The three goal quarter time lead was partially helped by the wind, but Melbourne had also played the better football.
The Reds fell off the cliff kicking into the wind in the second quarter. A scoreless term was matched by Carlton kicking 6.9 at the other end, and the Blues ran away to victory. With the breeze in the third quarter the visitors barely cut into the gap, and Carlton kicked on to hand Melbourne their worst league defeat since 1920.
Long, Espositon and Davidson were best. 19th man was MacDonald.
Umpire Scott was forced to hobble through most of the game after hurting his ankle late in the first quarter.
Melbourne 12.18.90 d. Carlton 3.7.25
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