St. Kilda win by 26 points
The Demons fell to 2-2 at the hands of a St. Kilda side led by teenagers Carl Ditterich, 18, and Ian Cooper, 17.
The Demons got to within five points early in the last quarter, but St. Kilda steadied to win.
Ray Groom was the Demons best, but he had few friends. Barry Bourke and Bryan Kenneally both failed to have an impact at full-forward, with Saint Verdun Howell holding both well. Barry Vagg kicked four goals, but his impact on overall performance was lacking.
Alongside Groom, Anderson and Roet were the Demons' best.
Melbourne's Brian Dixon was unfortunate to miss out on the match, considering he was a candidate for the seat of St Kilda at the upcoming State Election and was hoping to showcase himself to prospective voters.
St Kilda 9.8 d. Melbourne 7.11
Goals - Wood 2, Carroll 1, Bourke 1, Matthews 1, Bartlett 1, Slade 1
Best - Matthews, Davis, Lord
Melbourne 17.6 defeated St. Kilda 6.12
Goals - Feldman 4, McNab 3, Schultz 3, Stone 2, Osborne 2, Marr 2, Russell 1
Best - Griffiths, Marr, Pritchard