Melbourne win by 22 points
The visitors did put in a much improved performance in the first half, kicking the first three goals of the game before Melbourne scored - the second week in a row the Fuschias had a first quarter scare - but weren't good enough to maintain that form for a full four quarters against the reigning premiers.
Melbourne remained in third place, still only percentage in front of fourth and fifth but three clear wins and percentage ahead of sixth.
Taylor, Wittman and Vine were best.
Melbourne 11.8.74 d. Footscray 7.13.55
Football Record R10 1927