Melbourne win by 51 points
As the Demons stumbled to the end of a disappointing season, they'd spent the week embroiled in speculation about a merger with Richmond. The story had been broken in the Sunday Herald-Sun by former Dee Gerard Healy a day after their Round 21 loss to Essendon. Healy's claims were denied by both Richmond President Neville Crowe and his Melbourne counterpart Ian Ridley.
Under the circumstances, a game against a side that had lost 12 games in a row was a good way to improve morale heading into the last fortnight of the season. Melbourne steadily built a five goal lead during the third quarter
They shook off any controversy to inflict a 13th straight defeat on the wooden spoon-bound Swans.
Age 17/08/1992 gives the crowd as 7850
Melbourne 20.23.143 d. Sydney 15.11.101
Goals - Healy 4, Neitz 3, Eishold 3, Williams 2, B. Stynes 2, Hopgood 2, Doyle 1, Lemon 1, Ford 1, Dyson 1
Best - S. Febey, Dyson, Eishold
Football Record R23 1992