Saturday May 25 and Saturday June 1 - Melbourne Ground
The game was played over two weekends with 25 players on each side. Neither team could score and the match was declared a draw.
On the second Saturday Melbourne's had a two man advantage due to one of the Carlton players fainting at the start of the game and having to withdraw and another suffering from an epileptic fit. Carlton had a replacement player ready to go but Melbourne refused them permission to make the change.
With their one man advantage Melbourne had a slight advantage in play, but towards the end of the game Carlton took the ball right up to their goal with a chance to score. They were turned back thanks to fine play by T. Ireland, and the captain Freeman who saved what seemed like a certain Carlton goal.
Bennie, Bell, Bruford, D. Campbell, Dana, Fleming, Freeman (c), Finlay, Ferguson, Davison, HC Hepburn, Horan, Ireland, T. Ireland, R. Ireland, Moody, Waugh, Stodart