Melbourne win by 10 points
With their finals hopes already destroyed Melbourne took solace with a win over their next door neighbours who were also out of contention for the Semi Finals.
The Reds welcomed back Hughie Odgers, who was listed in the team under the assumed surname of "Hughes", for his first game since Round 6, but Odgers was instantly recognisable to the fans thanks to a hint in that week's Football Record that they would see an old player under a new name.
The black and yellow held sway for most of the day but the visitors ran over the top of them with a four goal burst in the final term.
Purse was exceptional off half-back, and many of Brereton's goals came from Richmond defenders muddling themselves with each other trying to stop him. George, Maguire and Pearce were also amongst the best.
There is a suggestion that the player branded as Hughes either did not play or was actually Evans. Likely Odgers as he hadn't played since Round 6.