St. Kilda win (on protest) by 1 point
St Kilda finally avoided defeat for the first time in 48 games when they seemingly held Melbourne to a draw, but over a week later were handed their first VFL victory on protest. It was decided that the umpire had not signalled the end of the third quarter correctly after the bell, and that a Melbourne point paid to Wardill shouldn't have been counted. Melbourne's delegate sportingly agreed with their version of events and his club became the first to lose to the VFL's easybeats.
Melbourne had tempted fate, leaving Leith and Lewis out of the side to allow two juniors a run and kicking into the breeze they conceded the first goal. St Kilda repeatedly bombarded their line, and despite occasional revivals during the term the visitors were comprehensively outplayed.
With their chance to use the breeze, the visitors copied St Kilda's tactics and kicked three quick goals but it took until late in the quarter for a Cumberland goal to give his side the lead. The infamous point at the end of the third term gave the Reds a seven point lead.
Best were McGinis, Cumberland and Moodie.
One Point games