Saturday 22 September
Carlton 8.4, 12.7, 20.14, 25.16.166
Melbourne 2.2, 5.7, 8.9, 11.10.76
Carlton win by 90 points
Goals - Cuthbertson 3, Seow 2, Morey 2, Lovell 1, Hogarth 1, Farrell 1, Flintoff 1
The two teams matched each other for the first 10 minutes of the game before the Blues kicked five goals in nine minutes to open up an early lead. With their side containing all players who had been in at least one AFL game during the season and a number of ex-interstate players Carlton were never headed again.
All three of Melbourne's goals in the third quarter came during time-on and they were outscored again in the last.
Best were Hughes, J. Viney and Keogh
"Blues reserves go through" - Canberra Times 23/09/1990