Saturday 14 March - Alberton Oval
Port Adelaide 11.12.78
Melbourne win by 52 points
Best were Hardeman and McKenzie
Graham Molloy and Noel Leary suffered serious injuries. Molloy broke his right cheekbone 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.