Saturday 1 June - MCG
Crowd - Approximately 1500
Melbourne win by 1 goal
Goalkickers: Carnegie 1, Strahan 1, Brown 1
The home side attacked first but could only manage a behind and Tasmanian booted the first goal of the match. Going behind forced Melbourne to take the game on and soon after Carnegie got the equaliser to take the game to the first change with scores level.
Neither side managed a goal in the second quarter but Strahan was first to kick a goal in the third term. His major sparked some rough play, and later in the quarter the Tasmanians equalised.
The sides went into the last quarter level, but the visitors began to wander from their positions and Melbourne scrambled the decisive third goal.
Best were Baird, Griffith and Kelly.