Melbourne win by 69 points
The resurgent Demons earned another victory to start the season, running away from St Kilda in the second half with 11 goals to two. They were led by the dangerous combination of Fanning and Baggott who kicked 13 of Melbourne's 17 for the day.
Apart from the two dominant forwards, St Kilda were unable to cope with Melbourne's speed and aerial supremacy. The only thing keeping a ragged game close before half time was the Demons' struggles to break through a tough backline. After the break St Kilda's defenders had too much work to do and were overwhelmed.
Dullard was Melbourne's best in his first game for three years, alongside the Baggott-Smith-Fanning forward combination. Smith hurt his thigh.
Melbourne 13.7 d. St Kilda 9.19