Hawthorn win by 22 points
With Melbourne and Hawthorn both on eight wins for the season the Demons held a vastly superior percentage, but still slipped behind the Hawks on the ladder with their loss.
After being behind at quarter time Hawthorn took over with relentless pressure, and when they held Melbourne to five straight behinds in the third quarter they opened up a winning position. Melbourne couldn't fight back, and with Ron Barassi amusing the crowd by kicking the ball in the wrong direction during the last quarter, nothing was going right for the Demons who were right back in the pack trying to finish in the four.
The loss left Melbourne in fourth on percentage from St Kilda, with Carlton a game further back. Their superior percentage was almost like an extra game break on the Saints, but they were due to play the top of the table Essendon the next Saturday in one of the games of the year.
Best were Emselle, Groom and Peck.
Hawthorn 10.13 d. Melbourne 7.8
Goals - McNabb 3, Calverley 2, Rattray 1, Zinko 1
Best - Nilssen, Johnston, Read
Melbourne 17.11 d. Hawthorn 8.9
Goals - Stone 5, Jacobs 3, Leahy 2, Mounter 2, Harrison 2, Snell 1, Witomski 1, Holland 1
Best - Jacobs, Mounter, Brodie
Football Record R14 1963