Melbourne win by 26 points
In what was ironically the last game Ron Barassi would coach at the club he left the Demons for, Ray Biffin returned from suspension and Tony Sullivan recovered from a knee injury suffered in the last home and away match.
A deserved lead at three-quarter time was extended into a comfortable win thanks to best on ground Greg Wells who kicked two goals and had a hand in another two. Graham Molloy was also prominent at centre half-forward.
Davis, Keenan and Townsend were also amongst the best. Sinclair replaced Alves in the selected side.