Melbourne win by 42 points
After a tricky first half Melbourne shook off the determined visitors to record another victory which firmly established them in the top four.
Coming out of the sheds with a five point lead at the start of the third quarter the home side ended any speculation about the result by kicking five goals to one to lead by 38 points at the last break.
Best were Bourke, Adams and Barassi, who managed to kick three goals despite slightly injuring himself when he slipped entering the ground.
Melbourne 12.9 d. Footscray 8.12
Goals - Bartlett 4, Watson 2, Leitch 2, Wood 1, Carroll 1, Lynch 1, Matthews 1
Best - Watson, Leitch, Davis
Melbourne 12.6 d. Footscray 10.17
Goals - Wight 2, Schultz 2, Russell 2, McNabb 2, Marr 1, Jones 1, Bird 1, Minton-Connell 1
Best - Millard, McNamee, Russell
Football Record R8 1964