Essendon win by 34 points
Last Game as Captain/Coach
Melbourne's horror comeback season ended with another loss, and by the last game of the season it was clear that some of the players were already in end of season mode.
Legend had it that three of them went for a 'long lunch' before the match. One of the players broke a window in a cab on the way to the ground and were locked inside until suitable compensation was offered. With their entrance to the ground delayed by the commotion they managed to sneak in and avoid the watchful eye of Secretary Andrew Manzie. After a disastrous first half the three were said to be amongst the best players for the rest of the game.
As the only game of the day without any bearing on the finals race, and with rain falling, the match was played in front of a tiny crowd. Those who did turn up saw the Reds took a shock lead into quarter time, but by the half Essendon had opened up a four goal lead after holding the home team scoreless.
Best were Farrow, R. Love and Bacquie.