North Melbourne win by 72 points
Melbourne's horror defensive season couldn't get any worse than their record Round 17 loss to Fitzroy, but the thrashings just kept on coming. North took their turn to smash the Demons at Arden Street, holding them to a goal after half time in heavy conditions.
North Melbourne 21.17.143 d. Melbourne 12.8.80
Goals - Elshaug 5, Gull 2, Martyn 2, Flower 1, Lockwood 1, Maynard 1
Best - Hunnibell, Elshaug, Sullivan
North Melbourne 13.17.86 d. Melbourne 10.11.71
Goals - Bardoel 4, McCormack 2, Boyle 1, Burn 1, Chappel 1, Juliffe 1
Best - Bickford, Todd, Green