Round 1, 1962
Melbourne vs Richmond
Saturday 21 April
Melbourne win by 28 points
Goalkickers: Ray Dawson 3, Laurie Mithen 3, Ron Barassi 2, Terry Gleeson 1, John Lord 1, Alan Rowarth 1
Richmond disappointed in the first match of the season, allowing Melbourne to jump to a four goal lead at quarter time and only ever looking threatening in the second term. Melbourne's superior teamwork and ball handling helped them to a four goal lead at the last change and they held the Tigers goalless from there to open their season in the best possible fashion.
Johnson, Mann and Dixon were best.
Richmond 16.16 d. Melbourne 12.9
Goals - Carroll 4, Jenkinson 3, Unknown 6
Best - D. Jones, Collins, Jenkinson
Richmond 13.14.92 d. Melbourne 7.7.49
Football Record R2 1962