Essendon win by 5 points
The home side took a 13 point lead into half time, but Melbourne chipped into the lead in the third quarter to enter the last term 11 points behind.
Melbourne made further inroads into Essendon's score and when Ron Barassi kicked a goal midway through the term they were in front. The Bombers recovered to take the lead back and held on to win and drop Melbourne to 1-2 for the season.
Best were Barassi, Kenneally and Adams.
Melbourne 12.15 d. Essendon 6.9
Goals - Jenkinson 5, Jacobs 2, Bourke 1, McNab 1, Matthews 1, Thiessen 1, Whitelaw 1
Best - Anderson, Hill, Bourke
Essendon 14.5 d. Melbourne 11.12
Goals - Schultz 4, Harrison 2, Warren 2, Date 1, O'Mahony 1, Mumme 1
Best - Stewart, Vaughan, Brodie
Football Record R4 1963