Carlton win by 23 points
Melbourne went in favourite against the bottom of the table Blues, a side who had lost to the previous bottom side a week earlier, had lost a player during the week when he decided that he would leave the club and had suffered a late change as well. Their record as favourite had been poor in recent years and the tired looking Demons suffered another surprise defeat.
Carlton kicked the last five goals of the first quarter to open up the first big first quarter lead Melbourne had conceded in a row
Best were McDonald, Newton and Michie.