Richmond win by 42 points
Richmond jumped to a two goal lead at the first change, but thanks to Paul Callery and Kelvin Clarke Melbourne were level twice in the second quarter. They were well beaten after the half-time break though and were forced into a Preliminary Final against North Melbourne.
Best were Callery, K. Clarke and Jones.
B: Phil Rhoden, Des Campbell, Brent Jones
HB: Noel Leary, Barry Hodges, John Forster
C: Bruce Brown, Peter Sinclair, Danny Jennings
HF: Shane McSpeerin, Ray Biffen, Lloyd Burgmann
F: Peter Weekes, Chris Aitken, Kelvin Clarke
R: Graham Osborne, Mark Mitchell, Paul Callery
IN: Stephen Cook, Michael Stanton
EM: Terry Davey, Jim Theodore, John Cumming