Saturday 29 September - Devonport Oval
Crowd - 6800
Melbourne 3.4, 7.10, 14.14, 21.21.147
North West Football Union 1.2, 3.8, 6.10, 8.13.61
Melbourne win by 86 points
Goalkickers: Athol Webb 4, Robert B Johnson 3, Ian Ridley 3, Stuart Spencer 2, Terry Gleeson 2, Frank Adams 1, Clyde Laidlaw 1, Brian Collopy 1, Donald Cordner 1, Brian Dixon 1, Terry Mountain 1, Don Williams 1
Post season game, Melbourne's first since their premiership triumph.
Dick Atkinson, Ben Crameri, John Lord, Ian McLean and Colin Wilson played for the Tasmanian side, with Lord the 19th man. The three on-loan Demon talls helped the Tasmanian side compete in the packs but they still didn't have the firepower to get close.
At first the Demons were sluggish, only 10 points up at quarter time, but from there they took control of the game. The Tasmanians gave their all but fell against the best team in the country.
Best were Cordner, Beckwith and Adams.
B: Beckwith, Marquis, Gleeson
HB: Williams, McGivern, Thorogood
C: Adams, Mithen, Lane
HF: Sandral, Laidlaw, Dixon
F: Johnson, Webb, Ridley
Foll: Cordner, Barassi, Spencer
Res: Collopy, Apted