St. Kilda win by 21 points
St. Kilda were dominate, and opened a 32 point lead in the third quarter. After Jeff Farmer was dragged, the Demons hit back and the margin was cut to seven points at the last change. In a see-saw last term Melbourne got back to within a point with just minutes remaining but the Saints steadied with three goals in three minutes and Melbourne were eliminated from the Ansett Cup.
Best were Rigoni, Yze and James McDonald. Jamie Shanahan and Nick Carter were reported for tripping and striking respectively. They both received two match bans. Steven Febey suffered a fractured cheekbone and Nathan Brown hurt his shoulder.
"Melbourne Bows Out of Ansett Cup" - melbfc.com.au 22/02/1999