Melbourne win by 15 points
Last Game and 100 games
Bob Carroll (7th game)
Playing to stay in the race for a double chance, Melbourne played poorly against the bottom placed side, with the four premiership points the only benefit from the day. A tricky wind also affected the moves of both teams, as the coaches continually shuffled players to try and find a winning combination.
It was a poor game all around, with the first goal not coming for 26 minutes. Melbourne's forwards found it difficult to beat the South defenders. The margin was reduced to a point late in the second quarter before goals to Terry Gleeson and Herbie Matthews restored a 14 point lead at the break.
Best were Mann, Dixon and Barassi. Byers replaced Tassie Johnson (fractured cheekbone) at three quarter time.
South Melbourne 14.8 d. Melbourne 6.8
Goals - James 2, Jenkinson 1, Rattray 1, Rowarth 1, Vagg 1
Best - Case, Jones, Johnson
Melbourne 17.11 d. South Melbourne 4.10
Goals - Bourke 8, Schultz 3, Mumme 2, Rogers 1, Jacobs 1, Glover 1, Leitch 1
Best - Bourke, Corrigan, O'Brien
Football Record R18 1962