Melbourne win by 2 points
After having been behind all day the Best on Ground Greg Wells helped lift them over the line in a final term where the lead changed hands five times. His goal at the 27 minute mark gave the Demons the lead before Ross Brewer extended the margin at the 30 minute mark.
The siren was celebrated by a frenzied ground invasion of young Demons supporters, but the only problem was that Hawk Wayne Bevan was still trying to kick for goal. The result didn't hinge on Bevan's finish, and he still converted the despite the ground being swamped by children to make the final margin less than a goal.
Best were Wells, Giampaolo and Molloy. No replacements were made.
Melbourne 17.16 d. Hawthorn 10.17
Goals - McSpeerin 5, Dilnot 3, Tesoriero 3, Clennett 2, Ritterman 2, Collins 1, Williamson 1
Best - Williamson, Dilnot, Owens
Hawthorn 19.20 d. Melbourne 18.15
Goals - McNaught 6, Chamberlain 5, Flower 2, Ough 2, McIllvenna 1, McLean 1, Woods 1
Best - McNaught, Chamberlain, Flower