|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday August 25, 1951|
|Result: Win by 45 points||Umpire: Beitzel||Crowd: 11,000|
|Goalkickers: K.Hands 5, K.Warburton 5, F.Stafford 2, B.Comben 1, F.Davies 1, H.Sullivan 1.|
|Reports:||Injuries: J.Mills replaced L.Kerr (leg) at half time. J.Baird replaced J.Conley (shoulder) at three quarter time.|
A six-goal third quarter set up Carlton’s eighth win of the season in this battle of the also-rans at Princes Park.
Blues full-forward Keith Warburton and acting captain Ken Hands kicked five goals apiece, as the home side shut down the Demons after half-time and ran out convincing winners.
Meanwhile, across the other side of town at the Lake Oval, South Melbourne lost to Collingwood by a point, allowing Carlton to move up one place on the ladder to seventh. Fitzroy lost to Essendon, and Footscray tipped the Maroons out of the top four by beating Hawthorn.
|B:||35 Jack Conley||27 Ollie Grieve||24 Harry Caspar|
|HB:||30 George Stafford||16 John Brown||26 Jim Clark|
|C:||11 Laurie Kerr||8 Arthur Hodgson||18 Alan Thynne|
|HF:||29 Bill Milroy||3 Harry Sullivan||10 Fred Stafford|
|F:||1 Ken Hands (acting capt.)||7 Keith Warburton||17 Doug Beasy|
|Ruck:||28 Fred Davies||14 Vin English||15 Bruce Comben|
|Res:||25 Jim Baird||9 Jack Mills|
Round 16 | Round 18