Melbourne win by 79 points
Robert Miller (37th game)
After a rocky start to the season Melbourne finally found their legs with a thumping win over their future MCG co-tenants which put them back into the finals race.
The Demons had a lead of just under four goals at half time, but Richmond allowed them to kick away with seven to one in the third quarter and the match was over.
Best were H. Mann, Adams and Dixon.
The victory left the Demons a win and percentage outside the top four.
Melbourne 14.12 d. Richmond 6.10
Goals - McLean 3, Johnson 3, Slade 3, Dawson 2, Jacobs 1, Zinko 1
Best - Leahy, Matthews, McLean
Richmond 10.10 d. Melbourne 10.9
Goals - McNab 4, Culley 2, Warren 1, Lockwood 1, Mitchell 1, Schultz 1
Best - James, Millard, Mitchell
Football record R7 1963