Saturday 7 August - South Melbourne
Crowd: "5000 to 6000"
South Melbourne 0.6
Melbourne 0.12 (half time 0.3 to 0.3)
For the first 10 minutes the two sides traded play from one of the field to the other before Melbourne opened the scoring with a behind. The two sides then traded behinds before the visitors spent five minutes defending their goal from a series of attacks by South.
By half time both sides had registered three behinds each. After the resumption of play Melbourne were the dominant side but stubborn defence by the home side kept them at bay. Controversy arose when Melbourne had the ball seemingly over the line but the umpire disallowed it on the grounds that the South goalkeeper had touched it first.
The two sides were on an even keel for the rest of the match, but nobody could break the deadlock and the two sides settled for a scoreless draw. Melbourne had double the 'scoring' shots for the day.
Best were McKie, Bennie and Mackenzie.
J. Adams, D. Aitken, F. Baker, J. Bennie, R. Booth, W. Boys, HJ Downes, E Lamrock, EW Longden, W. Longden, John Macdonald, M. McKenzie, W. Manifold, JG McKie, T. Nash, F. Power, R. Simson, EA Smart, A. Young, JF Watson. E. Silvester and HH Graves (emergencies).
Some sources give the crowd as 3000-6000