Collingwood win by 1 point
John Sparks (4th game)
A match between traditional rivals that might have had finals repercussions if Melbourne hadn't lost two games in a row that they should have won finished as a thriller despite there being nothing on offer.
Ray Biffin demolished Phil Carman at full-back, but when Peter Moore kicked a goal at the 27 minute mark to put the Magpies in front they were home. Two more attacking thrusts by the Demons came up with nothing but behinds and they merely reduced the margin to a point.
Sparks four goal performance was in his first starting appearance after three games coming off the bench.
Best were Biffin, Sullivan and Fowler. Keays was replaced by Walley and Wilkins by Campbell respectively in the last quarter.
Melbourne 14.15 d. Collingwood 12.16
Goals - Giampaolo 3, K. Smith 3, Carroll 2, Lyons 1, Coles 1, Clark 1, Tilbrook 1, Woodman 1, Norris 1
Best - Giampaolo, Graham, Chamberlain
Melbourne 11.5 d. Collingwood 9.14
One point games