Saturday 10 September
Footscray - 7.2, 10.2, 14.7, 16.8.104
Melbourne - 1.1, 5.4, 8.5, 13.12.90
Footscray won by 14 points
Goalkickers: Mountain 5, Longney 2, Hamilton 2, McKenzie 1, Whitten 1, Germaine 1, Constable 1
The Bulldogs won the game with a seven goal blast in the first quarter, and despite a comeback in the last term Melbourne could never get close enough to seriously challenge. Inaccurate kicking and indecisive forward play cost them.
Footscray got off to a good start by blanketing thedangerous Terry Gleeson early. He improved later in the game and became one of his side's best, but not until the Dogs had opened up a match winning lead.
Best were Hamilton, Mountain and Gleeson
B: Waldron, Carroll, Atkinson
HB: R. Hayes, Christie, Thorogood
C: Whitten, Baumgartner, Dunkerley
HF: Ron McKenzie, Webster, Baker
F: Longney, Germaine, Mountain
Foll: Gleeson, Jones, Hamilton
Res: Constable, Kick