Saturday 14 July - MCG
Crowd: Approximately 2000
Melbourne 1.3, 2.3, 5.4, 5.5
Collingwood 0.0, 0.2, 0.2, 0.6
Melbourne win by 5 goals
Goalkickers: J. Graham 1, Roche 1, Christy 1, Moysey 1, McCarthy 1
On a quagmire of a ground Melbourne thrashed their visitors en route to a fifth straight win which left them third on the ladder. Neither side seemed to be committed to quality football in the conditions, and both spent time trying to keep the ball out of bounds as much as possible in windy conditions.
The breeze blew across the ground, and because of the conditions players could barely pick the ball up off the ground. When Collingwood did manage a rare foray across halfway they were usually quickly turned back by Melbourne's far superior defence.
O'Dea, Fry and O'Halloran were best. McGinis was also amongst the best until taking a knock in the eye.
The Argus - 16/07/1894