Saturday 30 July - MCG
Melbourne 0.1, 1.1, 1.3, 1.3
Essendon 0.1, 3.6, 4.8, 5.12
Essendon win by 4 goals
Goalkicker: Harry Graham 1
Melbourne had surprisingly held Essendon to a draw earlier in the season, but this time they were handily beaten.
The game kicked off under a light shower, with neither side advantaged by the wind. For the first few minutes Essendon's midfielders were dominant, but found their attacks turned back by the Melbourne defenders. Neither side kicked a goal in the first quarter, before the visitors went on the attack early in the second quarter and opened the score. Melbourne soon replied through a fluky long shot from Graham, but it was their last goal for the day. By half time Essendon was two goals up and Melbourne didn't score another major.
The home side started the last quarter with a rush, but failed to even register a behind for the term.
Best were Healing, Fox and Wilson.
Sportsman - 02/08/1892