Wednesday 10 October - Norwood Oval
Port Adelaide 11.8.74
Melbourne win by 10 points
In the first of the post-season "Championship of Australia" games South Australian premiers Port had much of the play but lacked the direct play of Melbourne - especially in attack. The visitors were stronger, superior in the air and handled the ball better - with Bob Johnson in attack and Denis Cordner in defence both dominant.
Port levelled the scores twice in the third quarter but Melbourne had enough in them to draw away and win.
Best were Cordner, Marquis and R. Johnson.
Age - 11/10/1956