Essendon win by 26 points
Drastically outclassed the Demons resorted to a contentious tactic of kicking the ball along the boundary line at any opportunity, leading to a farcical situation where there was a boundary thrown in on average once a minute.
The tactic didn't help as they were well beaten from the first bounce. Hassa Mann was Melbourne's best but in his 150th game it became so obvious that his teammates were going to go through him at any opportunity that he often had to beat several opponents to get the ball.
Melbourne 15.15 d. Essendon 12.10
Goals - Aitken 3, K. Osborne 3, Knape 2, Vagg 1, Leahy 1, Fowler 1, Aubrey 1, Murnane 1, Quinn 1, G. Osborne 1
Best - Leahy, Murnane, Stewart
Essendon 15.11 d. Melbourne 11.15
Goals - Hill 3, Clark 2, Smith 2, Sampson 2, Gordon 1, Anderson 1
Best - Walker, Meldrum, Clark