Saturday 28 May - MCG
Hotham 2.5 (half time 3-2)
Melbourne win by 2 goals
Played in front of a 'fair' crowd, Melbourne had the better of the first half then added a sealer in the second. They had dominated the first 15 minutes before Billy Stiffe scored the first goal of the day.
The home side used a pace advantage to get on top before Hotham regroup to use their little marking to work themselves back into the contest. They equalised but Melbourne quickly had another two, a goal to the visitors before half time reduced the margin to one but a McKenzie goal soon after the restart gave Melbourne their two goal buffer back.
Best were Aitken, Adams and Thewlis.