Melbourne win by 92 points
It took until late in the first quarter for Bob Johnson to give his side the advantage when he sparked them courtesy of a great mark and goal in. It would be his best performance for the season so far, and the Demons would never look back. From there a number of previously out of form players improved and started showing premiership form again.
The rest of the game was a procession. Laurie Mithen dominated the centre and Brian Dixon won comfortably on the wings. Rovers Ridley and Crompton kicked seven goals between them despite Crompton only coming on as a reserve in the first quarter.
With Johnson and Terry Gleeson winning ruck duels handily there was no chance for the Tigers to get anywhere near it. The nearest they got to a result was in two second quarter scuffles.
Best were Beckwith, Dixon and Ridley. Milner (broken collarbone) was replaced by Crompton in the first quarter, and Rowarth (shin) by Jones in the last.
Their highest ever score and biggest win against the Tigers pushed Melbourne back to the top of the ladder, setting up a top of the table clash against Essendon the following Saturday.
Melbourne 9.13 d. Richmond 6.8
Goals - Turner 4, Richards 3, Edwards 1, Nilsson 1
Best - Turner, Sheppard, Thorogood
Melbourne 8.10 defeated Richmond 6.18
Goals - Anderson 2, Groves 2, Predl 2, Ingwersen 1, Weidlich 1
Best - Strachov, Treloar, Ingwersen