June 16 - MCG
Melbourne win by 4 goals
Goalkickers: Roche 2, McCarthy 2, Christy 1, McClelland 1, McGinis 1
In a match described as "possibly the poorest game ever between these two clubs" and "a wretched affair", Melbourne triumphed in muddy conditions.
Despite being equal to, or better than, Melbourne in many aspects of the game during the second half Carlton's first quarter hurt their chances of victory. Melbourne could have won by even more had they kicked straight. Their final tally wasn't bad, but that didn't take into account shots which didn't make the distance or went out of bounds.
The third term was the worst of them all, with most of it being confined to one wing while the players scrimmage and scragged each other. Carlton pulled themselves together somewhat in the last quarter but were too far behind to make a difference.
Most of Melbourne's best players were well below form for the day, but amongst the best were McGinis, Wardill and O'Halloran.
Despite their fourth win in five games, Melbourne remained sixth on the ladder due to their poor form in the first month of the season.
Argus - 18/06/1894