|Date:||Saturday 30 August 1941|
|Result:||Win by 25 points|
|Goalkickers:||J.Wrout 5, R.Savage 3, J.Francis 2, P.Schmidt 2, J.Mooring 2, C.Mann 1, R.Cooper 1.|
Game ReviewAfter a season hard-fought, the finals came early with this clash between the top two sides to decide the minor premiership. Melbourne were clearly the better team in the first half, and only Carlton's accuracy kept the Blues in it. The Demons improved their kicking after half-time, but Carlton eventually clicked into top gear and strode away to a comfortable win. Jack Wrout kicked 5 goals at centre half-forward for the Blues.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 1st spot on the ladder with a percentage of 120.3.
|B:||2 Don McIntyre||6 Bob Chitty||5 George Bailey|
|HB:||18 Arthur Sanger||4 Ken Baxter||1 Frank Anderson|
|C:||15 Vin Brown||8 Jack Skinner||32 Bob Green|
|HF:||19 Ron Cooper||28 Jack Wrout||31 Charlie McInnes|
|F:||10 Jim Francis (c)||27 Cyril Mann||23 Paul Schmidt|
|Ruck:||24 Ron Savage||14 Rod McLean||16 Jim Mooring|
|19th Man:||3 Jack Bennett|
Milestones150 Games: Bob Green
200 VFL Games: Jim Francis
Round 17 | Semi Final