Melbourne win by 46 points
The league's big improvers continued to push their top four credentials with another big away victory, this time over the Swans.
Melbourne were just one point in front at half time, but the narrow margin represented their poor kicking more than South's play. 7.3 to 0.4 in the third quarter gave them the lead they deserved, and despite the sting going out of the match in the last quarter Melbourne waltzed away to a win and extended their lead in the last.
Most of the seven goals came late in the third, just when it looked like South were going to hold on and make the last quarter interesting.
Mollison and Haines were dynamic as a ruck/rover combination, and the taps down to the former Geelong rover led to numerous attacks on goal. Moyes, Davie and Wittman were also good while the defensive combination of Collins and Corbett won praise for their performances.
South Melbourne 16.18.114 d. Melbourne 5.12.42
Football Record 1925