Sunday 14 March - Alberton Oval
Port Adelaide 11.12.78
Melbourne win by 52 points
Goalkickers: Bourke 3, Wells 3, Bergman 3, Carr 3, Callery 2, Townsend 1, Hone 1, Gallus 1, McKenzie 1, Keenan 1
Best were Hardeman, Wells and Alves
Graham Molloy and Noel Leary suffered serious injuries. Molloy broke his right cheekbone in a clash a minute after coming on the ground and Leary fractured his left leg. Molloy had already left the game to get stitches in his head after being kicked during a scramble in the first quarter but returned to the game when Greg Parke hurt his ankle.