Saturday 28 July - South Melbourne Cricket Ground
South Melbourne 2.2, 2.10, 4.14, 7.19
Melbourne 1.1, 1.3, 2.5, 3.8
South Melbourne win by 4 goals
Goalkickers: Wiseman 1, Rusden 1, Comber 1
The visitors started well, but that generated a strong response from South who kicked two goals to take the lead at quarter time. Neither side added a goal in the second quarter, thanks to a strong Melbourne defence, but South's defence held the Reds out and ran away to an easy win in the second half.
Best were Fox, Rusden and Franks.
Some sources have South on 2.2 at quarter time
Sportsman - 31/07/1888