Footscray win by 8 points
1 - Andy Lovell
David Neitz (2nd game)
Melbourne looked to have the game won midway through the last term before a pair of goals by Tony Liberatore put the Bulldogs in front. The Demons could have pressed their advantage earlier in the game, but were missing the injured Garry Lyon, and the omitted Allen Jakovich and Darren Bennett.
Best were Schwarz, B. Lovett and M. Febey.
Melbourne 18.15.123 d. Footscray 11.6.72
Goals - Bennett 9, Kowal 2, Sullivan 1, Cuthbertson 1, Grinter 1, Pickering 1, Lamb 1, Hilton 1, Burgmann 1
Best - Goodwin, Bennett, Pickering