Geelong win by 33 points
Melbourne's eight game winning streak to start the season finally came unstuck after conceding a five goal lead to their visitors at quarter time.
The Demons struck back in the second quarter and got within two points of the Pivotonians, but that was as close as they got. The home side made five changes to their winning side, including the introduction of two club debutants, and it didn't work. However most of the changes were enforced, and they were missing some of their best players like La Fontaine, Gibb and Wartman.
Melbourne's best were Fischer, Ogden and Mueller. Despite the defeat they stayed top of the ladder, a game clear of Collingwood.
Geelong 15.9 d. Melbourne 8.13