Saturday 13 June - University Ground
Melbourne 2.8 (half time 1-1)
Melbourne win by 1 goal
Goalkickers: Coulson 1, Unknown 1
Melbourne's record against 'new' VFA clubs had been deplorable, having lost every match against Fitzroy and Richmond since the clubs had been admitted but they were too good for the weakest of the new clubs and registered a second win for the season.
For the second week the reds prevailed in poor conditions on a sloppy ground, and registered several behinds before the students had their first. University then improved their play and only desperate defence kept them out twice in the early minutes.
Eventually the home team broke through with the first goal, and despite Melbourne's efforts to equalise they were repelled by the student defenders. Coulson finally got their first goal and the clubs went into half time level.
Melbourne got the required goal in the second half to win, but it was hardly a confidence booster.
The Argus - 15/06/1885