Saturday 21 July - Sale
Gippsland League 5.5, 8.?, ?.?, 11.19.85
Melbourne 2.2, 5.?, ?.?, 13.19.97
Melbourne win by 12 points
Goalkickers: Hope 4, Chadwick 1, Johnson 1, Wittman 1, Unknown 6
The game was played in poor football weather, with bleak conditions and wind blowing across the ground which made accurate kicking difficult.
Matches between league sides and the Gippsland League had been one-sided in recent years, but the conditions and an improved performance by the locals helped them to a 22 point lead at half time. Melbourne fought back in the third to almost level the scores before Melbourne stormed home to win with a brilliant burst of football.