Collingwood win by 83 points
Last game as coach
The Demons played some of their best football in the first quarter, unable to kick more than one goal and wasting several chances but putting the Magpies on the back foot with fierce tackling and pressure.
Melbourne's resistance lasted just one quarter though, and the Pies booted six unanswered goals to take a 40 point lead into the second half. Unlike the previous two weeks Melbourne didn't have a surprise win in the third quarter and only kicked their second and third goals of the day late in the term.
Wasteful kicking aside the Magpies ran away with the last quarter, leaving the Demons to go into the bye with an average 92 point losing margin over the previous three weeks. It would ultimately be the last match as coach for Mark Neeld, who would be dismissed one week later.