St. Kilda win by 28 points
First MFC Game
The Demons brief run at the top of the ladder ended as they were beaten by the 2-6 Saints at Moorabbin. The Saints led at every change and withstood a half-hearted comeback in the last term to hold on for a comfortable victory.
Jim Stynes and Steve O'Dwyer, who had been two of their side's best players for the year, were matched by the Saints ruck division and the rest of the side was beaten by the direct football of the home side.
Melbourne 18.17.125 d. St Kilda 8.13.61
Goals - Fidge 7, Howat 3, Rennie 2, Spalding 1, Kennedy 1, Sparks 1, Mitchelson 1, Hawkins 1, Graham 1
Best - Eishold, Fidge, Sparks
St Kilda 12.9.81 d. Melbourne 8.17.65
Goals - Tingay 2, Farrell 2, Bourke 1, Beveridge 1, Dent 1, Pudamaris 1
Best - Farrell, Tingay, Pudamaris