Saturday 6 June - South Melbourne Cricket Ground
Crowd - 3000
South Melbourne 1.4, 5.8, 6.10, 7.18
Melbourne 0.0, 0.0, 0.4, 0.4
South Melbourne won by 7 goals
Statistical categories led:
Equal lowest score in VFA
Only a small crowd showed up, convinced that South would win easily, the threat of heavy rain didn't help but the result was exactly as predicted. Only inaccuracy on South's behalf saved Melbourne from an even more abysmal defeat.
The attack began almost immediately, and South scored the first two behinds of the match. Their first goal came when a South player practically walked into goal unmolested. By half time the margin was five goals and Melbourne had failed to score, they added four behinds in the third quarter and failed to score again in the last.
Best were Benson, Carah and Fox.
Australasian - 08/06/1889