|Venue: Windy Hill||Date: Saturday September 4, 1926|
|Result: Lose by 9 points||Umpire:||Crowd: 25,000 (approx.)|
|Goalkickers: H.Blackmore 4, H.Clover 2, P.Outram 2, T.Brewis 1, H.Dunn 1, F.Mutch 1.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Carlton had to hope for others to lose and have a massive win in Round 18 to have a chance.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 6th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 111.3.
|B:||21 Frank Irwin||33 Jim Watson (vc)||13 Jack Morrissey|
|HB:||18 Frank Donoghue||32 Alex Duncan||26 Ray Brew (cc)|
|C:||7 Joe Kelly||2 Norm Collins||17 Jimmy Robertson|
|HF:||9 Fred Mutch||1 Horrie Clover||16 Harvey Dunn|
|F:||20 Ted Brewis||8 Hedley Blackmore||24 Percy Outram|
|Ruck:||29 Maurie Connell||3 Charlie McSwain||25 Harold Carter|
Fred Mutch and Jimmy Robertson
Round 16 | Round 18