South Melbourne win by 16 points
The Demons ended their disappointing, war hit premiership defence with a strong but ultimately futile performance against South.
Melbourne led at quarter time, and were still in the lead at half time but South had managed twice as many scoring shots, and when they kicked seven goals to three in the third quarter they took the advantage. Their opponents staged a comeback in the last quarter but they weren't able to get their nose in front, and South kicked two goals in late driving rain to win the day.
St Kilda 18.22 d. Melbourne 3.2
Football Record 1942 Finals