Wednesday 1 July - Kangaroo Flat Cricket Ground
Melbourne 1 (half time 0-1)
Melbourne win by 1 goal
Goalkicker: Angus Cumming 1
In their third annual game on Separation Day, Melbourne maintained their perfect record in the fixture. After a day of rain the ground was so slippery that players could barely keep their feet, an advantage to the lighter framed locals
Melbourne kicked into the wind in the first half, but got the first and only goal of the day through Cumming not long after. Several more good chances were missed in the remained of the first half, and no more goals were kicked in the second.
Best were Sillett, Davidson and Johnson.
Australasian - 04/07/1874