Police were called to the Grand Final, and the game stopped five times due to violence. Five Port Melbourne players were reported, leaving one Melbourne player with a broken nose and jaw, and another with a depressed fracture of the cheekbone. When the teams had played six weeks earlier there had been a brawl. Secretary Jim Cardwell threatened to move the side from the Melbourne Boys' League and the South Eastern Football League.
Grand Final - Saturday 21 August at Glenferrie Oval
Melbourne 12.4.76 d. Port Melbourne 8.14.62
Age - 23/08/1971