Round 16, 1944
St. Kilda vs Melbourne
Saturday 19 August
Venue: Junction Oval
St. Kilda win by 39 points
Goalkickers: Fred Fanning 3, Bill Scanlan 2, Percy Beames 1, Don Cordner 1
After two wins in a row the Demons regained league leading goalkicker Fred Fanning, but were beaten comfortably. Don Cordner was hurt in the first quarter, and remained on the field but was impaired for the remainder of the game.
Best afield Roy Dowsing was reported for striking but found not guilty.
The loss left Melbourne ninth, a game and percentage below St Kilda and percentage above Collingwood.
St Kilda 22.31 d. Melbourne 16.12
Football Record R17 1944
Argus - 21/08/1944
Sporting Globe - 23/08/1944