Saturday October 12 - Maffra Oval
Gippsland League 12.12.84
Melbourne win by 41 points
Goalkickers: Unknown 19
The match was umpired by Mr. Bride, the same man who had been in charge of the Grand Final two weeks earlier.
Melbourne's team consisted of 14 of the players who had appeared in the Grand Final.
Stabb broke his finger and Edge his collarbone
B: Deans, McGrath, Irwin
HB: McLean, Ted Cordner, Lock
C: Bickford, Jockett, Stabb
HF: R. Kennedy, Scanlan, F. Kennedy
F: Conroy, Fanning, Fullard
R: Mueller, Rule, Porter
The VFL Annual Report says the game was played in Sale, though newspaper reports confirm Maffra.
Gippsland Times - 10/10/1946