Footscray win by 7 points
The two finals contenders who had been displaced from the four the previous week met on King's Birthday Monday and for the second week in a row Melbourne lost a crucial match by just over a goal.
This time instead of making a comeback they were the ones giving up a lead, throwing away a 17 point lead at three quarter time by conceding three goals in time off to allow Footscray to snatch victory.
Rodda, Cordner and McLean were best.
Seconds (played Saturday 12 June)
Melbourne 12.13 d. Footscray 11.17
Football Record R10 1948