Collingwood win by 13 points
Despite being in his second year at the club rumours swept Melbourne on the Friday before the game that Collingwood would protest and demand the points if Harry Davie played. The suggestion was that he was meant to be tied to Richmond, but the Magpies had no intention of lodging the second protest in a row against Melbourne and the match was played as normal.
Nevertheless despite Davie kicking three goals Collingwood took the points anyway. Melbourne were forced to reshuffle their side after the loss of Gerry Donnelly to North Melbourne as part of the previous week's protest, and with Warne-Smith required in defence their attack suffered.
Collingwood went in with a full-strength side and played a strong game while their opponents made many mistakes. It was one of the rare times all season that Melbourne were beaten for pace, and they threw away many chances with inaccurate kicking. Despite the Magpies ending the game with three crippled players they were by far the better side.
Melbourne had a slight advantage with the wind in the first quarter but only managed two goals to one. Future Redleg Billy Libbis was the first Mapgie to go down to injury early in the quarter, causing him to be useless for the rest of the day. A late goal to Cannan from a difficult angle gave Melbourne the lead going into quarter time.
Having not made the best use of the breeze in the first quarter Melbourne started the second excellently, kicking two goals in a row through Davie. The lead was now three goals but it didn't last for long. Their defence managed to hold Collingwood out for a while but by the end of the quarter weight of attack had given the Magpies an eight point lead.
Despite the wind Melbourne failed to retake the lead and after an even first three quarters the Magpies kicked away in the last term. A belated comeback made the match interesting but Melbourne had given too much ground and the visitors held on for victory. By the last quarter Melbourne had four players limping to go alongside the three injured Collingwood players.
Deane, Corbett and Warne-Smith were Melbourne's best.
Collingwood 19.14 d. Melbourne 6.9
Goals - Unknown
Best - Ewing, Jorgensen, Jones