Round 8, 1911
University vs Melbourne
Saturday 10 June
Melbourne win by 28 points
Goalkickers: Leo Rush 2, Wally Sykes 2, Harry Cope 1, Bill McKenzie 1, Hughie Odgers 1, Jack Robertson 1, Hedley Tomkins 1
Harry Cope (32nd game)
The ground was in poor condition, with a quagmire in the centre of the field and drizzle falling during the second half, but Melbourne weren't troubled as they eventually pulled away to an easy win. The Students had stuck with them for three quarters - and scores were equal at the last change - but Melbourne had too much gas in the tank and crushed Varsity in the last quarter.
Jack Leith played as a fill-in for Pearce, who was suffering from influenza and in his first game since Round 8 the previous season he held down Pearce's position in the backline without much trouble.
Robertson, McKenzie and Naismith were best.