Melbourne win by 24 points
Alex Neal-Bullen (2nd game)
The script was followed early with Geelong kicking the first two goals before Melbourne sparked and booted five to one for the rest of the quarter to take a comfortable lead into the break. The Cats struck back in the second and the lead see-sawed across the next quarter and a half before Melbourne began to kick away.
With an 11 point lead at three quarter time the game was still in the balance before a Nathan Jones goal in the first minute gave the Demons a buffer. Midway through the quarter two quick goals to Geelong - including one to Joel Selwood who had been well held by Jack Viney - threatened to launch a comeback but Jeff Garlett goalled from a set shot to confirm a famous victory.