|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|
Game ReviewEssendon would reverse the result from earlier in the year and take the points against Carlton. The winner of this game would have edged out the other for the Top 4, and as a result, the Bombers were in the box seat for the finals.
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|
MilestonesLast Game: Fred Mutch and Jimmy Robertson
Round 16 | Round 18