Hawthorn win by 43 points
Only game as coach
On a dark, rainy day at Princes Park suspended playing-coach Carl Ditterich had to watch from the coaches box while banned from entering the ground due to a suspension. Frank Davis addressed the teams at each break and is credited as coaching the match. The club appealed during the week and Ditterich was allowed to coach the following week despite being banned.
Robert Flower dominated but he was one of the Demons few shining lights. One passage of play in the last quarter exemplified his brilliance. He took the ball on the half-back flank, kicked to a teammate, caught his teammate for the handball and kicked the goal from 35m out on an angle.
At the other end Laurie Fowler was playing a lone-hand in the backline. Michael Moncrieff was damaging but only managed 2.7.
Also amongst the best for the Demons was Garry Baker.
Melbourne 21.16.142 d. Hawthorn 12.12.114
Goals - Whitford 5, Gull 4, Biffin 2, Martyn 2, Wallace 2, Woodman 2, Code 1, Durnan 1, Maynard 1, Moir 1
Best - Giles, K. Whitford, McCormack
Melbourne 18.20.128 defeated Hawthorn 7.9.51
Goals - Boyle 3, Burn 3, Walters 3, Bardoel 2, Chappele 2, Hope 2, McKissick 1, Moncrieff 1, Parish 1
Best - Parish, Boyle, Bickford