Melbourne win by 97 points
First Game and First goal
On the previous Saturday Melbourne had lost their 10 game unbeaten streak when poor kicking for goal cost them victory against Collingwood, but a week later they had no such problems against the worst team in the competition. St Kilda had won their first game of the season a week before but returned to type seven days later despite the Demons making several experimental team moves and debuting Athol Webb at full forward.
After a mediocre start, the Demons took advantage of a woeful St. Kilda attack to rack up a huge victory and get their season back on track. They would have recorded an even bigger win if they'd have been more direct instead of trying to short pass around the forward line, but as it was the win still took their percentage past 150.
Best were Johnson, McLean and Spencer. Carroll was replaced in the selected side by Noel Clarke due to appendicitis. During the game Clarke (shoulder) was replaced by Bull and Barassi (cramp) by Gleeson.
Melbourne 14.13 d. St. Kilda 10.9
Goals - Webster 4, Longney 4, Germaine 2, Bob McKenzie 2, Baker 1, Wilson 1
Best - Wilson, Baumgartner, Webster
St. Kilda 6.11 d. Melbourne 5.7