Melbourne win by 4 points
Last game as coach
A last round dead rubber match between two sides out of finals contention was the last chance to gain something from a poor season.
Essendon had a chance to win the game in the last minute when Geoff Gosper kicked towards an open goal. His shot rolled left of the post, though, and the match was lost.
Best were Aitken, Williams and Leahy.
Melbourne 16.8 d. Essendon 9.15
Goals - Dowsing 3, Parke 3, Hoper 2, Sampson 2, Clarke 2, Langford 1, Feldmann 1, Wells 1, G. Smith 1
Best - Dowsing, Stewart, Parke
Essendon 18.10 defeated Melbourne 5.2
"Demons, Dons end quietly" - The Age 28/08/1967