St. Kilda win by 67 points
Despite fielding an almost full strength side the Demons were humilated by a side who had spent the past three seasons near the bottom of the ladder. With conditions outside Colonial Stadium predicted to reach 38 degrees both clubs were allowed extra players on the interchange, but by the time the game started the rains had come and the roof was closed.
Neale Daniher said "If we needed a smack in the mouth, it's a good time to get it now."
Age - 16/02/2002