After a much improved 1893 season, the Reds opened the year with a win but suffered defeat in three of their next four matches. They would only lose twice more for the rest of the season on their way to a second place finish, to eventual Premiers Essendon and third placed South Melbourne.
For the first time all senior VFA clubs were restricted to playing the same amount of games against each other.
Melbourne's chances at the premiership were ruined in the first month of the season when their team full of rookies lost three of the first four. With Essendon on their way to a fourth premiership in a row it was impossible to catch them despite an eight match winning streak.
In a season review in The Argus, David Christy was named amongst the best players in the competition and O'Halloran as the league's best defender.
|May 5||St. Kilda||WIN|
|June 9||Port Melbourne||WIN|
|July 7||South Melbourne||WIN|
|July 28||North Melbourne||WIN|
|September 1||South Melbourne||LOSS|
N. Bennett, J. Boundy, David Christy, D. Currie, Eddie Fox, Herbert Fry, F. Girdlestone, Harry Graham, James Graham, Alf Healing, J. Hogan, Ernest Howes, Harry Hughes, Richard Kelly, Lewers, Austin Lewis, E. Lockwood, Lew Massey, Jim McCarthy, Bill McClelland, Fred McGinis, Alex McKenzie, George Moodie, R. Moore, George Moysey, Patrick O'Dea, G. O'Dwyer, G. Oldham, J. O'Halloran, P. O'Loughlin, Mick Roche, Fred Sheahan, Gerald Sheahan, Eddie Sholl, W. Smith, Alfred Toll, Dick Wardill, Joe Wilson, J. Wiseman
Christy 20, McCarthy 20, Roche 13, McGinis 12, McClelland 8, Smith 5, Wilson 4, Fry 3, Girdlestone 2, Hogan 2, H. Graham 1, J. Graham 1, Moodie 1, Moysey 1, O'Dea 1, O'Dwyer 1, O'Halloran 1, O'Loughlin 1
Herald - 31/03/1894
Age - 07/05/1894
Sydney Mail - 19/05/1894
Sydney Mail - 26/05/1894
Argus - 14/07/1894
Sydney Mail - 21/07/1894
Sydney Mail - 14/07/1894
Sydney Mail - 11/08/1894
Argus - 17/09/1894
VFA Results and Tables