Melbourne win by 21 points
Having won their first match for five months a week before the Demons turned to the role of spoilers in destroying the Swans chances of making the finals. South needed to win to stay in the hunt and would have gone in confident against a side that despite their victory over Essendon were still on their own three games last.
A Reform Group had been handing out leaflets at the game demanding big changes in the Demons administration, including sacking Jones as coach and he gleefully stomped their literature into the ground in the rooms after the match.
Best were Baker, Coles and Smith. It would be Jones' last win as coach.
Melbourne 19.17.131 d. South Melbourne 11.20.86
Goals - Walters 8, Mills 3, Code 2, Maynard 2, O'Keefe 2, Wallace 2
Best - Walters, Rae, Giuleri
Melbourne 16.13.109 d. South Melbourne 14.12.96
Goals - Angelis 5, Barkley 2, D'Ambrosia 2, Sadauskas 2, Boccabella 1, Elshaug 1, Juliff 1, Mehrten 1, Mobbs 1
Best - Elshaug, Thomas, Green