March 17, 2006
Melbourne win by 22 points.
Despite missing several key players against a nearly full-strength Kangaroos side, Melbourne were able to win comfortably.
North rallied in the second quarter, but as the game wore on Melbourne started to take control. They stretched the lead to 48 points in the third term before North hit back with six straight goals to cut the margin to ten at the last change.
Melbourne, though, kicked four of the last five to seal victory.
"Demons, Bombers in fine AFL form" - The Age 17/03/2006