Saturday 6 February - Skinner Reserve, Sunshine
Melbourne - 4.4, 8.8, 10.13, 15.16.106
Footscray - 4.3, 7.5, 10.7, 15.10.100
Melbourne win by 6 points
Goalkickers: Allen Jakovich 6, Sean Charles 2, David Neitz 2, Adrian Campbell 1, Chris Sullivan 1, Steven Febey 1, Greg Doyle 1, Sean Wight 1
In hot conditions the Demons won their first clash for the year against VFL opposition with a minimum of fuss.
Having shed 10 kilograms in the off-season Allen Jakovich was dominant against former Demon Tony Campbell, having 15 shots on goal for six majors before leaving the game early in the last quarter.
Best were Jakovich, Viney and Charles.
Rod Grinter was reported for the 11th time in his career, for striking, but was cleared. Andy Lovell and Graeme Yeats suffered minor injuries
"Demons take first step" - The Age 07/02/1993