Saturday 22 June - East Melbourne
Crowd - Unknown
West Melbourne 1 (half time 0-1)
Goalkickers: Will Sandilands 1
Charles Baker had Melbourne's first chance of the day in the opening minutes, but hit the post from 20 yards out. West Melbourne went down the other end and scored a behind, but from the kick-in they marked and scored the first goal of the afternoon.
Melbourne botched a number of good chances on goal and went into half-time a goal behind. Sandilands finally made a chance count and got Melbourne's first goal. They spent the next few minutes threatening but couldn't break through again.
Best were Downes, Houston and McKie.
Baker, Batterbury, Bennie, Birtwhistle, Boys, E. Cook, JV Cook, Cooper, Downes, Houston, Kitz, Longden, McKie, Houston, Nicholas, Sandilands, Sherard, Sillett, Tennent, Waldron, Wills. Emergencies - Macdonald, F. Page
Weekly Times - 22/06/1878
Argus - 22/06/1878
Argus - 24/06/1878
Australasian - 29/06/1878