Saturday 7 May - MCG
Melbourne 2.1, 6.3, 6.6, 7.9
Ballarat 0.6, 2.6, 3.8, 4.8
After having gone to Ballarat and lost, Melbourne turned the tables on their visitors with an easy victory.
Much of the damage was done in the second quarter when they kicked four goals to two, capitalising on Ballarat's wayward kicking in the first quarter, and the visitors couldn't get close again as Melbourne won their first game of the year on the MCG.