Round 18, 1937
North Melbourne vs Melbourne
Saturday 28 August
Venue: Arden Street
Melbourne win by 39 points
Goalkickers: Ron Baggott 3, Percy Beames 3, Les Jones 3, Wally Lock 3, Hugh Murnane 3, Norm Smith 2, Rowley Fischer 1, John Lewis 1
With a top two spot sewn up, Melbourne travelled to play the wooden spooners at Arden Street with the hope that if they won Geelong would fail against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street and gift them the minor premiership.
With victory almost certain against the struggling Shinboners, the Demons took the match easily. They trailed at quarter time and were only eight points in front at the last change before running away with victory despite playing with 17 men due to the exit of Wally Lock with an injured ankle.
Geelong were behind at half time, and in front by just three points at the last chance but held on to win against the Maroons and leave Melbourne in second place.
Melbourne 27.18 d. North Melbourne 4.7
Goals - Backway 6, Unknown 21
Football Record 1937 Finals