Melbourne win by 38 points
On a day where the seniors were due to go around in the big match, the seconds got Melbourne off to a winning start with a comfortable win over the Swans.
Aided by 7 goals from rookie Ben Crameri, Melbourne were never seriously challenged other than a brief period during the second quarter. After a lopsided first quarter when the Demons' lead should have been even more, South struck back to be within ten points at the long break. A 0.6 third quarter, though, let Melbourne off the hook.
It was Melbourne's big men who won the game, and later that afternoon the seniors would ensure a famous double for the Demons.
B: Pinfold, Hayes, Jones
HB: Thorogood, Lord, Case
C: Dunkerley, Kerr, Brenchley
HF: Lay, Cook, Collopy
F: Mountain, Crameri, Longney
Foll: Wilson, Atkinson, Bull
INT: Tossol, Ash
E: Dunsford, Boyle, Clay, Williamson