Melbourne win by 16 points
Last MFC Game
Two wins in a row put the Demons back in the race for the top four just a fortnight after they had looked out of the race after four straight losses.
The win came off the back of another strong goalkicking performance by Norm Smith, and by keeping the Tigers goalless in two quarters. Richmond's inaccuracy also cost them dearly, as they had four more scoring shots for the afternoon but still lost by almost three goals.
At one point during the match Jack Mueller attempted a place kick from a narrow angle, but he missed narrowly.
Smith, Fanning and Bowman were best. Ted Cordner suffered torn leg muscles. The win took the Demons back up to equal fifth, still two games and percentage outside the four.
Richmond 15.20.110 d. Melbourne 13.10.88
Football Record Interstate game 1946