Melbourne vs Emerald Hill-Prahran
Saturday 6 August
Venue: Richmond Paddock
Melbourne win by 3 goals
Goalkickers: Unknown 3
25 played on either side, but the combination of the two suburban teams featured a number of youngsters and they were beaten comfortably.
One of the Prahran players suffered a broken collarbone during the match, and for the first time newspapers began to call for alterations to the rules to make the matches less brutal.
Herald - 08/08/1859