Friday 22 February
Collingwood 2.1, 3.5, 4.5, 7.6.48
Melbourne 4.1, 5.4, 8.6, 11.6.72
Melbourne win by 24 points
Collingwood kicked the first two goals of the game, but only two more before three quarter time as Melbourne built up a match-winning lead in their first practice match of the new season.
A late goal by the Pies in the second term was cancelled out immediately by a Tim Smith goal off the ground at the start of the third and the Demons went away to a comfortable victory without a number of their stars.
Best were Gawn, Preuss and Harmes.
Jay Kennedy Harris