Melbourne win by 11 points
Geelong game them some trouble with their speed at times during the second quarter and early in the last term, but they couldn't sustain the effort for the full four quarters. Weaknesses in defence were covered by their brilliant attack, and it was enough to ensure a second straight victory.
Not all the action at Kardinia Park was related to the game. Twice during the match rabbits ran onto the field, and a dog which couldn't be removed from the surface spent most of the first quarter hanging around the Demon forward line before changing ends with them at quarter time. It took two policeman to remove the dog at half time and the rest of the match went on unimpeded by animal invasion.
La Fontaine was Melbourne's best, along Wartman who played two great quarters despite suffering a bad knock early in the game and Baggott.
Melbourne 10.24 d. Geelong 11.10