Melbourne win by 59 points
Having displaced the Saints from fourth place a week earlier thanks to a superior percentage, the Demons did even more damage to their opponent's finals chances with a siren-to-siren victory of nearly ten goals.
The home side had a superior system to their opponents, and in contrast the Saints players appeared to have a case of nerves.
Despite the victory, and their high percentage, Melbourne were still in danger of missing out on the finals on wins alone if they slipped up drastically - being just a game in front of Carlton and St Kilda in the race for the four.
Best were Dixon, Anderson and Mann.
St Kilda 16.19 d. Melbourne 7.11
Goals - Zinko 2, Matthews 1, McLean 1, Rattray 1, Schultz 1, Thiessen 1
Best - Read, Mann, Nilssen
Melbourne 10.15 d. St Kilda 2.11
Goals - Jacobs 2, Mounter 2, Warren 1, Brewster 1, Witomski 1, Leahy 1, Harrison 1, Mitchell 1
Best - Mitchell, Brodie, Feldman
Football Record R13 1963