Saturday 29 June - North Melbourne Recreation Reserve
North Melbourne 2.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.8
Melbourne 1.3, 1.3, 1.3, 1.3
North Melbourne win by 5 goals
Goalkicker: Firebrace 1
After wet weather the ground was left in poor condition, with goal umpires having to perch on seats to get out of the slop. North dominated in the mud, demonstrating unusual accuracy given the conditions. Melbourne got their entire score in the first quarter, and were battered for the rest of the game.
Best were E. Fox, T. Fox and Carah.
Sportsman - 03/07/1889