Melbourne vs East Melbourne
Saturday 17 August
Venue: Richmond Paddock
East Melbourne played with a 20-16 advantage, and had a number of chances that Melbourne had to turn back on the last line of defence. The home side also had a number of goalscoring opportunities but couldn't convert.
Play got rough towards the end, and at one stage Melbourne was down two players due to injury.
Australasian - 24/08/1872