Hawthorn win by 5 points
The lead changed hands four times in the last quarter. Peter Crimmins put Hawthorn in front, but Barrie Vagg replied to put Melbourne back in the lead and late in the last quarter they were still in front.
125 goal full-forward Peter Hudson had been held well by Tassie Johnson all night, but his third and last goal was the most important - snapped in time-on to put the Hawks in front.
Johnson, Parke and Biffin were Melbourne's best.