Melbourne win by 90 points
Goalkickers: Bayley Fritsch 4, Kade Chandler 3, Christian Petracca 3, Kysaiah Pickett 3, Brodie Grundy 2, Jake Bowey 1, Alex Neal-Bullen 1, Trent Rivers 1, Josh Schache 1, Tom Sparrow 1, Jacob van Rooyen 1, Jack Viney 1
First MFC game
Any suggestion that the struggling Kangaroos might spring a Saturday night surprise at the MCG were dismissed by the time they were five goals behind in the opening minutes. By quarter time they were seven goals down, one player down after a serious injury, and staring down the barrel of a massive loss. A further five goals to one in the second quarter left Melbourne 72 points ahead at half time. They slowed in the third term, before surging again in the last quarter. At one stage the margin reached 108 points before three late North goals grabbed some dignity back, reducing the margin to double digits.