Saturday 4 July - Albert Park Ground
Crowd - 2000
Albert Park 0
Melbourne 1 (half time 0-0)
Melbourne won by 1 goal
Goalkicker: Edwin Towle 1
Melbourne only had 16 men and were kicking into a strong breeze in the first half, but those who did show up managed to stoutly defend until three more could arrive and leave them at a disadvantage of one only. Albert Park had several attacks that fell on the last line and Melbourne made it to the half on level terms.
The second half saw the ball immediately sent toward the Parkite goal, and it rarely escaped again. The winning goal finally came from a long Bennie kick out of the middle, which he followed up to kick again and find Towle to kick out of a scrimmage close to goal. The home side had one opportunity late courtesy of four marks in a row, but the defence held strong and Melbourne won.
Australasian - 11/07/1874