Melbourne win by 20 points
Melbourne's first ever match against North in the VFL saw them earn their second victory in a fortnight over one of the league's new boys after taking care of Footscray a week earlier.
In an exciting, high standard game it looked as if Melbourne had the match won when they opened up a six goal lead at half time. They were dominant in the first quarter, always first to the ball and playing with a better system. In the circumstances the 16 point lead could have been larger, but the second term they kicked away to a 39 point lead.
The first goal of the third quarter extended the margin to over 30 points, before North stormed back with five goals in a row to cut the margin to just 18 points at the last change. The lead was down to 13 points in the last quarter, but North had left themselves too much work to do and fell short.
Best were Warne-Smith, Chadwick and Mollison.