Melbourne win by 40 points
The two sides met again a week after playing in the final of the Lightning Premiership, which the Magpies won in extra time, and Melbourne had their revenge in thumping fashion - booting what stands as their equal 14th highest in VFL/AFL competition. The half-time score of 19.7.121 is still Melbourne's highest ever and was earned with pace, dash, high marking, quick handball and the creation of an extra man with bamboozled their opponents.
The Demons dominated the first half on the way to their record half-time score, but Collingwood fought back admirably to reduce the 76 points margin to a more acceptable 40 by the final siren. They kicked four goals in a row to open the third quarter, aided by Melbourne's unwillingness to replace the injured Beames due to a lack of other roving options.
Jack Mueller was Melbourne's stand-out, dominating in the ruck and constantly giving his forwards chances - when he wasn't up front taking marks and kicking goals himself. Smith and La Fontaine were also amongst the best.
It was also to that point the highest score ever kicked against Collingwood, the second highest total of goals in a match, the third highest number of points in a match, the fifth highest losing score of all time and Melbourne's second highest league score
Collingwood 15.22 d. Melbourne 9.11