Saturday 1 August - South Melbourne
South Melbourne 0.2, 1.4, 2.12, 2.14
Melbourne 0.0, 0.0, 0.1, 0.4
South Melbourne win by 2 goals
Statistical categories led:
Equal lowest score in VFA
South were dominant, and it was only the poor wind conditions which cost them many more goals. The usually brilliant McGinis was effectively tagged out of the match and Melbourne were helpless.
Best were Christy, Sholl and Moodie. McCulloch played with a bandaged hand after being bitten by a dog during the week.
Melbourne Punch - 06/08/1896