Saturday June 3 - MCG
Carlton 6.17 (half time 2.4-2.10)
Carlton win by 4 goals
Goalkickers: Charles Power 1, Baker 1
Despite Melbourne's winless start to the season, and a more attractive Essendon vs South Melbourne game on offer down the road at East Melbourne, a big crowd still turned up to see the oldest rivals in football go head to head. Each side was winless after two games, but it was the Blues who registered first victory of 1882.
It didn't help that they were missing D. Aitken, Charles Baker or Butler, but Carlton also had players unavailable and it didn't stop them from running away with a big win in the second half. They had the first several shots on goal, but couldn't break through and were clearly the better side.
Despite the domination of the visitors they conceded first, with Power opening the scoring before Carlton promptly equalised. Carlton added a number of behinds but despite barely attacking Melbourne still managed a second goal courtesy of Baker.
Once again the blue side equalised, and after half time were on top. They booted four goals in a row to win comfortably. Best were Sloman, McKenzie and Thewlis.
The match was notable for umpire P. O'Neill not paying a single free kick.
Before the match a city retailer sold ribbons in club colours, it was reported that 692 Carlton and 652 Melbourne ribbons were purchased.
Some sources have Charles Power kicking both goals.