Monday 19 August - East Melbourne
Victorian 0.4 (half time 0.6-0.2)
Goalkickers: Waldron 1, Fred Baker 1
The first match against the visitors from Adelaide had been played two days earlier, and Melbourne had won by a single goal but had been wasteful in kicking 18 behinds.
In front of a lesser crowd Melbourne - a player short - kicked against the wind, and the strength of the breeze allowed the visitors to launch an attack which they failed to capitalise on. Melbourne then went close on three occassions before Adelaide missed two chances of their own.
With no goals at half time the teams changed ends, providing Melbourne with the wind advantage. The Adelaide side lost a player to a fractured collarbone, and the ball remained constantly at their end until Waldron kicked a goal from 50 yards. The visitors tried desperately to prevent another goal but conceded another to F. Baker not long afterwards and were under siege from then until time was called.
Best were Sandilands, Longden and Bennie.
Argus - 20/08/1878
Express and Telegraph - 20/08/1878
Chronicle an Weekly Mail - 24/08/1878
Australasian - 24/08/1878