Melbourne win by 7 points
Without Ron Barassi, controversially suspended for striking a Richmond player in the Round 18 match, the Demons faced a stern challenge from an emerging St Kilda side. The two teams had been in a neck-and-neck battle for fourth place all year, and had both jumped above Essendon in the last week of the season.
They couldn't make it past second place Geelong and were forced into an elimination semi final instead. After an even first quarter the Demons kicked away and were comfortably in front before the Saints charged home in the final term to almost steal the game. Only missed sitters stopped them from getting within a goal late in the match, but Melbourne held on for victory.
Best were Dixon, Lord and Adams
Football Record 1963 Finals