Melbourne win by 21 points
3 - Brent Moloney
2 - Colin Sylvia
1 - Ricky Petterd
Statistical categories led:
Highest score at Marrara
In their second match in Darwin, Melbourne jumped to a four goal lead in the first quarter and built up what looked like a match winning gap of 45 points late in the third term.
Port got the last of the third quarter and the first four goals of the fourth term to get to just 14 points behind before Stefan Martin kicked the sealer.
Best were Petterd, Sylvia and Martin.