Essendon win by 44 points
With the game in the balance at three-quarter time the Demons fell apart. They stopped chasing under relentless pressure from the Dons and conceded 6.6 to 0.3.
Carl Ditterich implied that the last quarter fade out meant that his charges would be trained even harder during the week. After six losses there was not much else he could do.
Essendon 21.20.141 d. Melbourne 13.17.95
Goals - MacDermid 3, Seaton 2, Barnes 1, Gaunt 1, McLean 1, Maynard 1, O'Brien 1, O'Donnell 1, O'Sullivan 1, Whitford 1
Best - Woodman, Hunnibell, O'Sullivan
Melbourne 16.13.109 defeated Essendon 11.14.80
Goals - Bell 5, Fidge 2, Locandro 2, Todd 2, Boyle 2, Cooper 1, Fanning 1, Osiurak 1, Sier 1
Best - Ellingworth, McKissick, Tossol