Saturday 12 August - Melbourne Ground
Crowd - 2000
Geelong 0 (half time 1-0)
Melbourne win by 2 goals
A weakened Geelong side were forced to defend grimly in the first few minutes while Melbourne attacked and Longden twice kicked behinds. The visitors counter attacked, but concede the only got of the first half courtesy of a 50 yard kick from Bride.
In the second half Melbourne were dominant early but had to withstand a couple of strong chances for Geelong to equalise before Nicholas scored the second goal late in the afternoon.
Best were Longden, Sillett and Charles Baker
Australasian - 19/08/1876