|Venue: MCG||Date: Saturday September 16, 1905|
|Result: Win by 46 points||Umpire: Norden||Crowd: 14,000 (approx.)|
|Goalkickers: J.Kennedy 2, C.Roland 2, G.Topping 2, F.Caine 1, M.Grace 1, F.Elliott 1, J.Flynn 1, G.Johnson 1.|
|Best: C.Roland, F.Caine, M.Grace, B.Parke, A.McNeil, J.Flynn, F.Elliott, C.Hammond.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
But Blues coach Jack Worrall had been doing his homework. He had rested his captain Jim Flynn and star defender Norman Clark from the previous week's match against Melbourne, so they were rested and ready for the Magpies. He drilled his tactics into his players throughout the week, and from the first bounce, Carlton were unstoppable. They slammed on 4.3 to a solitary point by the Magpies in the first quarter, and dominated right across the ground from that point on.
The final margin was 46 points in favour of the Blues, and Worrall had stamped himself as one of the game's first great visionaries.
|B:||Rod McGregor||Archie McNeel||Bert Parke|
|HB:||Bob Boyle||Billy Payne||Charlie Hammond|
|C:||Ted Kennedy||Norman Clark||George Bruce|
|HF:||Charlie Roland||George Johnson||Frank Caine|
|F:||George Topping||Mick Grace (vc)||Jim Kennedy|
|Ruck:||Jim Flynn (c)||Fred Elliott||Archie Snell|
Out: J.Opie, A.Ingleman
Round 17 | Preliminary Final