Saturday June 9 - Friendly Societies Ground
Melbourne 0.5, 0.5, 0.6, 1.7
Richmond 0.1, 2.4, 3.6, 3.9
Richmond win by 2 goals
Goalkicker: Rusden 1
The field was in sloppy condition, and Melbourne did well to have more scoring opportunities in the first quarter with a weakened side. Richmond finally took control in the second quarter, and despite allowing the Reds their only goal of the day in the last quarter without scoring one they'd already done enough to win.
Best were Griffith, Rusden and Lynar.
Sportsman - 13/06/1888