Carlton again made the final 4 but would lose to South Melbourne in a close second Semi Final by 5 points. The Blues were eventually ranked third, with their failure to make it through Grand Final was a mirror performance of 1917.
South Melbourne would defeat 1917 Champions Collingwood in the Grand Final.
Captain: Rod McGregor
Leading Goal-kicker: Ern Cowley - 35 goals. Cowley also kicked the most goals for the competition in 1918.
Frank Mercovich, Ray Stewart, Bill Clohesy, Jim Howe, Harry Furnell, Jack Woolley, Percy Jackson, Ern Cowley, Fred Johnson, Jack Keily, Leo Tasker
Perhaps by Melbourne they mean Princes Park the location in Melbourne, as opposed to playing at Williamstown.
The Williamstown Chronicle said at Carlton.
Half time and final scores only.
Carl; 10.3.63 - 15.14.104
Wm.J; 1.2. 8 - 3.5.23
The Sporting Judge May 11 (p4) said the final score was 18.13.121 - 3.8.26
Fitzroy 32, Richmond 31, Carlton 22, South Melbourne 18, Collingwood 16, Geelong 14.
Essendon and and St.Kilda have decided to join the fray, it is reasonable to expect even better results than formerly. Melbourne is now the only club standing out."
(Arrow, Sydney May 10 1918)