Saturday 30 May - MCG
Melbourne 0.2, 5.4, 7.5, 15.11
Williamstown 1.2, 1.2, 4.3, 4.3
Melbourne win by 11 goals
Goalkickers: McCarthy 4, Leith 4, O'Loughlin 1, Fry 1, Wardill 1, O'Dwyer 1, Powell 1, Christie 1, Adamson 1
Statistical categories led:
Equal highest score in VFA
Despite missing McGinis, Moysey, Sutton and McCulloch and losing two of the four quarters, Melbourne registered a massive win over their visitors care of two blistering quarters with the wind.
They were the vastly better side in the ruck, moved the ball better and put their opposition to the sword in one of the most dominant last quarters of recent years - registering 14 shots on goal for 8.6 to nothing.
Best were Powell, Leith and Fry.
Australasian - 06/06/1896