Melbourne win by 9 points
3 - David Schwarz
2 - Andy Lovell
1 - Andrew Obst
Melbourne's hopes of playing in the finals had been destroyed with a fourth straight defeat the previous week, and with a clash against the unbeaten Crows up next it didn't look like things were going to get much better but they scored a memorable victory.
Despite having been written off as too injured to play, with even the Football Record announcing his 137 consecutive game streak as over, Jim Stynes suspected broken ribs turned out to be 'just' four ruptured cartilages and he made his 138th consecutive game.
Stynes' heroic feat could have been wasted on the winless Demons, but inspired by the Irishman's grit Melbourne pulled off a shock win to give Neale Balme his first win as an AFL coach.
Best were G. Lovett, S. Febey and Obst. Brett Lovett had 40 disposals.
Melbourne 21.21.147 d. Geelong 15.13.103
Goals - Jakovich 5, Lamb 3, A. Campbell 2, Cuthbertson 2, Mackay 2, Stretch 2, Burgmann 1, B. Campbell 1, Dyson 1, Sullivan 1, Yeats 1
Best - Lamb, Dyson, Yeats