Wednesday 7 October - Norwood Oval
Crowd: Approximately 18,000
Melbourne 2.3, 8.6, 13.11, 20.17.137
Port Adelaide 5.5, 8.7, 12.10, 14.11.95
Melbourne win by 42 points
The annual match between the VFL and SANFL premier was a close affair for three quarters before the Demons booted away with a seven goal to two last quarter.
Melbourne seemed uneasy playing under lights at first, and Port took a three goal lead into quarter time courtesy of their winning centre line and tight defence. After the first quarter ended Melbourne's rucks - Bob Johnson and Dick Fenton-Smith took over.
Best were Adams, Beckwith and Tunbridge.
Age - 08/10/1959