Saturday 25 August - North Melbourne Recreation Reserve
North Melbourne - 0.0, 3.4, 6.7, 7.8
Melbourne - 0.5, 0.5, 1.6, 2.8
North Melbourne win by 5 goals
Goalkickers: Rusden 1, Garton 1
Melbourne were surprisingly effective with a strong wind in the first quarter, but couldn't convert any of their five behinds into goals and keeping North entirely scoreless didn't have the benefit it might have.
Once the home side had their use of the wind they piled on three goals to no score, and further extended the margin in the third term.
Best was McKenzie.
Sportsman - 29/08/1888