Saturday 20 April - East Melbourne
Melbourne 0.3 (HT 0.2 - 0.3)
Essendon win by 3 goals
The match was played as a benefit for baseballers, and the crowd showed little interest in the game. After neither team scored a goal in the first half Essendon ran away with victory in the second.
Eddie Fox captained Melbourne, and the two sides went toe-to-toe in the first half. Melbourne had the first opportunity courtesy of a free kick but only scored a point.
Sportsman - 25/04/1889
Australasian - 27/04/1889