Melbourne win by 5 goals
Goalkickers: Dodds 4, Aitken 1, Lynar 1
After more than a month without a VFA win on either side of their trip to Tasmania, Melbourne finally got back in the winners' circle with a thumping victory over a side that had given them trouble since entering senior ranks.
With the benefit of the wind, Fitzroy was the better side in the first quarter, but were unable to capitalise on their chances. Late in the quarter Dodds marked and goalled first for Melbourne. They got the only goal of the second term as well, and after Fitzroy wasted another good period after half time, the visitors took control. They kicked three goals to nil for the quarter, and could play out the last term with a comfortable lead.
Fitzroy City Press has the half time score as 2.6 to 0.8