Melbourne win by 3 points
After eight straight weeks without a win the Demons finally struck gold in a thrilling victory over North. They were forced to fight back from a three quarter time deficit, but were lifted to victory after introducing quicker small men to the side. For the second straight week their opposition had more scoring shots but were wasteful, with the difference that this time it allowed Melbourne to sneak home with a thrilling victory.
When Melbourne went into half time 15 points up North reshuffled nearly their entire side, and the moves paid dividends in the third quarter as they retook the lead. It took until the last quarter for the Demons to spark again, blanketing North's attack and gradually reducing the gap. Scores were level until Melbourne kicked three behinds late to win.
Best were Beckwith, Spencer and Williams. The 19th and 20th men were not used.
North Melbourne 15.18 d. Melbourne 11.15
Melbourne 5.9 d. North Melbourne 3.4