Saturday 5 August
Victorian Railways 0 (half time 2-0)
Melbourne win by 2 goals
The Railways played with a an advantage of 25 to 20, but by the times the sides mustered at the ground it was 22-18. Melbourne won the toss and immediately went on the attack, forcing the railwaymen to defend strongly. They got their two goals in the first half, and despite having a number of good chances in the second couldn't add to the score.
Best were Longden and Booth.
Australasian - 12/08/1876