Melbourne win by 51 points
Other than Melbourne, South had been one of the most in-form teams in the competition over previous weeks - rising from last to sixth and within striking distance of the finals after a string of victories.
Their big test came against the Demons, also on a hot streak having defeated two of their top four rivals in the last month.
Melbourne had struggled to beat South in their first meeting of 1941, but that was before they struck top form and on this day they led from start to finish. Four goals in a row before South managed a score effectively killed the contest. South's pacy players were slowed by the heavy conditions, and though they put a couple of decent periods together they weren't good enough to overhaul the deficit.
The only time South got a run on and kicked six goals in the third quarter they also conceded six to leave them in roughly the same position as they had been at half time.
Baggott, Dullard and Lock were best
The victory helped Melbourne overhaul Carlton and move to the top of the VFL ladder. They had only entered the top four a month before, but in that time had swiftly risen to the top of the table.
Melbourne 12.9 d. South Melbourne 8.11
Football Record R14 1941