St. Kilda win by 86 points
On a wet day at Waverley the Saints kicked five goals before Melbourne got their first. Seven goals down at half time to the second bottom side, new president Joseph Gutnick did a radio interview where he declared that there would be changes to come at the club.
Robert Harvey tagged Jim Stynes out of the game and got 25 possessions of his own, and St Kilda players were winners right around the ground as Melbourne struggled desperately to kick four goals for the day.
The President refused to give his unqualified support to Balme as coach, and for the first time Balme's position came into question. In later interviews he was quoted as saying "no one is safe". Hassa Mann retired during the next week and was replaced as CEO by Cameron Schwab.
Asked how he was feeling after the game Balme said he was "always very optimistic and positive about footy"
St Kilda 15.21.111 d. Melbourne 4.7.31
Goals - Newton 1, Hardie 1, Lamprill 1, Goodale 1
Best - Winterton, Ward, De Crespigny