Melbourne win by 65 points
After suffering their first loss of the season a week earlier the Demons came up against a young, rebuilding Bulldogs team and got their season back on track with a comfortable victory.
Footscray put in periods of good play, but they were no match for their more experienced opponents who opened up a matchwinning lead by half-time and further extended it in the second half.
Adams, Ridley and Laidlaw were best.
Footscray 16.18 d. Melbourne 7.8
Goals - Sheppard 2, Wilkinson 2, Turner 1, Stephens 1, Campbell 1
Best - Milner, Thorogood, Massey
Footscray 9.8 d. Melbourne 7.12
Goals - Ingwersen 2, Leahy 2, White 1, Steel 1, Rolfe 1
Best - Ingwersen, White, Rolfe
Football Record R5 1959