Melbourne win by 21 points
Graeme Watson (7th game)
In a battle between the league's two top sides Melbourne travelled to Geelong and came away with a win which moved them to the top of the ladder on percentage.
A bright start by the Cats was wasted by inaccuracy, and after ten scoring shots with the wind in the first quarter was good for only three goals they failed to score in the second and conceded the lead. Another good quarter with the breeze put them back in front going into the last term, but the margin wasn't enough and Melbourne ran over the top to return to the city top of the ladder.
Best were Barassi, Johnson and Anderson.
Geelong 7.8 d. Melbourne 6.11
Goals - Bartlett 3, Carroll 1, Lord 1, Slade 1
Best - Leitch, Davis, Foster
Football Record R13 1964