August 15 - Melbourne Ground
No goals were scored but spectators were treated to a fast, rough contest which occasionally tipped over into brutality. Matters weren't helped by Melbourne adopting Carlton's tactic of holding players off the ball.
When a Carlton player was injured late in the day the match was brought to an early end.
Harrison and Freeman acted as joint captains for Melbourne.
Bennie, Bruford, Byrne, Clarke, Bell, Forrester, Barrass, Freeman, Hepburn, Green, T. Ireland, Leach, Moodie, McLennan, Thomas, Harrison, Williams, Carr, Riggall and Goldsmith. Emergencies - Robinson, Hinton, Forrester, J. Sullivan and Harrison.
Age - 13/08/1868