Saturday September 20 - Friendly Societies Ground
Melbourne - 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.7
Essendon - 1.5, 1.10, 1.13, 2.20
Goalkickers: McKinnon 1, Carroll 1
A week after being thrashed by Carlton, Melbourne was dominated after the first quarter again. This time they were saved by Essendon's wayward kicking, adding one goal from 15 shots after quarter time.
Best were Aitken, Sheahan and Fox.
Sportsman - 24/09/1890