|Venue: VFL Park||Date: Friday April 25, 1986|
|Result: Win by 16 points||Umpires: P.Howe & R.Sawers||Crowd: 68,151 Receipts: $278,628|
|Goalkickers: T.Alvin 2, R.Ashman 2, K.Hunter 2, P.Kenny 1, S.Kourkourmelis 1, M.Maclure 1, P.Motley 1.|
|Best: P.Meldrum, J.Madden, W.Johnston, W.Blackwell, T.Alvin, C.Bradley.|
|Reports: F.Dunnell (Ess) striking W.Blackwell & D.Williams (Ess) time-wasting.|
|Injuries: P.Motley (cut eye).|
Game ReviewWhilst the hoodoo was broken a year ago, this was a far more meritorious victory. The hoodoo breaking game was against an injury ravaged Essendon who were always going to win the flag that year.
This game was a genuine contest between 2 premiership contenders.
A best on ground was the outcome of an outstanding game by Carlton utility Paul Meldrum. As a result of this, Meldrum has moved into second place on the Inside Football Player of the Year behind team-mate Craig Bradley. Meldrum provided a lot of drive for his Blues team-mates and was well supported by Wayne Johnston who was also in the votes. - Inside Football.
|B:||23 Paul Meldrum||6 Jon Dorotich||35 Peter Dean|
|HB:||9 Ken Hunter (vc)||11 Bruce Doull||31 Tom Alvin|
|C:||41 Peter Rohde||21 Craig Bradley||8 Wayne Blackwell|
|HF:||7 Wayne Johnston||36 Mark Maclure (c)||2 Peter Motley|
|F:||4 Stephen Kernahan||40 Peter Kenny||14 Rod Ashman|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden||28 Spiro Kourkoumelis||10 Brad Shine|
|Interchange:||19 Rohan Burke||39 Mark Williams|
|Emgs:||20 Rhett Baynes||26 David Rhys-Jones||38 Shane Robertson|
From Round 4 In: Ken Hunter Out: Shane Robertson.
Wayne Blackwell 25 disposals, Wayne Johnston 24 and Craig Bradley 22.
Round 4 | Round 6