St. Kilda win by 37 points
Melbourne came off a five day break, and saw their pre-season cup hopes go up in smoke in the first quarter. They were 20 points down at the first change, and after slicing two points off the margin over the next two quarters collapsed in the last to concede seven goals to four. The margin was down to 12 in the last quarter after a Jeff White goal, before the Saints kicked two in two minutes to reassert their dominance.
Best were Farmer, Hopgood and White.
Shanahan, Kowal, Neitz, Seecamp, Stynes, Viney, Yze, Hopgood, B. Lovett, S. Febey, Woewodin, Ingerson, Smith, Da. Cockatoo-Collins, Do. Cockatoo-Collins, Gaspar, Farmer, White, A. McDonald, Leoncelli, Williams, Collins, Smoker, Johnstone, Lamaro, Grgic, Rigoni, J. McDonald.
The Age 14/03/1996 and 15/03/1996