Saturday 28 July - MCG
Crowd: 7000 - 8500
Melbourne 0.5, 1.9, 3.12, 4.14
North Melbourne 1.0, 1.1, 1.1, 2.2
Melbourne win by 2 goals
Goalkickers: McClelland 2, McCarthy 1, McGinis 1
On a fine day, with a good surface and a dry ball, the match followed script and the favourites won. Melbourne's ruck was too strong for the visitors, who played occasional bursts of brilliant football but not enough to seriously challenge the Reds after half time.
With the game long lost, North moved all their men on to the ball during the last quarter but couldn't bridge the gap.
Best were McGinis, Moysey and Christy.
Argus - 30/07/1894