Melbourne win by 54 points
After serving notice that they would be a force again with a high scoring win over Geelong in the opening round the Demons further enhanced their credentials by finally winning against the Hawks at Waverley after 11 losses.
Hawthorn may have been missing Jason Dunstall and Chris Langford but it was no excuse for being eight goals down at quarter time. Melbourne eased off from there as the job was done. Their scoring efforts weren't helped by Allen Jakovich booting 4.10 when he should have been dominant in the absence of Hawthorn defender Chris Langford who limped off with a hamstring injury in the first term.
Three of the goals in the opening blitz came from Greg Doyle, and Melbourne's midfield set up the dominant opening. Jim Stynes added another three goals when he was resting up front as the Hawthorn defence were badly overmatched.
Neale Balme hosed down the excitement around his side, saying: "I don't know if we are the glamour side because we don't know how good the other sides are yet."
Best were Lyon, Jakovich and Tingay. Steven Febey suffered a cut eye.
Hawthorn 14.20.104 d. Melbourne 13.6.84
Goals - Clarke 3, Campbell 2, Irving 2, Lamb 1, Norman 1, Ridley 1, Slater 1, Brebner 1, Charles 1
Best - Lamprill, Brown, Norrish