Melbourne win by 85 points
After an encougaging performance in defeating Richmond in their opening clash of the year the Demons were pitched against a side who had suffered a narrow loss in their opening game of the season. With the seven goal hero Eric Glass held to four goals his teammates - including second gamer Hugh Murnane who booted five - kicked what was at the time Melbourne's highest ever score.
The score remains Melbourne's 10th highest in history, but it might have been more - they kicked six goals in the first quarter with a strong breeze to open up a commanding lead but added another 10 behinds. They were more accurate in the second but allowed Essendon to kick 7.3.
Melbourne's turn with the wind in the third quarter was another success. Essendon held out for the first 10 minutes before collapsing and allowing the visitors 16 scoring shots which registered 10.6. Essendon won the last quarter but had not been as ruthless with their use of the scoring end throughout the day. The score to that end of the ground was 28.22 to 10.6.
Best were Mueller, Glass and Murnane. Emselle was a late replacement for Ogden, and Barassi replaced an injured Reiffel during the game.
Melbourne 17.10 d. Essendon 12.6
Goals - Matthews 4, Truscott 3, Munday 3, Foster 3, Ralston 2, Ball 1, Deague 1
Best - Coulahan, Jones, Maher