Saturday 13 March - Tatura
North Melbourne 7.0, 11.4, 14.11, 21.14.140
Melbourne 2.3, 7.5, 11.8, 14.11.95
North Melbourne win by 45 points
Goalkickers: Mark Jackson 5, Unknown 16
Played in near 40 degree heat, North's superiority was never challenge and they went on to an easy win. The margin was nearly five goals at half time, and North Melbourne's first 10 scoring shots were goals. Melbourne got into the game at three quarter time but were beaten easily in the last quarter.
Canberra Times - 14/05/1982