South Melbourne win by 32 points
First MFC Game
The Reds were well beaten for their first loss of the season. Tomkins and Hendrie were the only players to come out of the game with any credit.
It was an ideal day for football, with no wind affecting the play, and the visitors kicked the first seven points of the day before failing to score for the rest of the term. South were dominant from then until the first break, kicking 2.6 to no reply. South got the only goal of the second quarter as well, extending the lead to 21 points at half time.
The play in the third quarter was more even, and Brereton missed a golden chance to kick his side's first goal since the first quarter. The game began crowded and neither side kicked a goal for the term. Play opened in the last quarter, with more goals combined than the two sides had put on across the first three quarters. South had the better of it with three to two and further extended the margin.
Best were McKenzie, Allan and Tompkins. Robertson hurt his knee.