North Melbourne win by 56 points
2 - Todd Viney
Entering the match on a three game losing streak North were played back into form by the Demons, who were wasteful in front of goal and outclassed by North around the ground.
Melbourne had shocked Carlton a week earlier, but they were never in North's class - especially when by three quarter time they had exactly the same amount of scoring shots but were comfortably behind. When David Schwarz ran out of steam late in the game the Demons lost their only attacking focal point.
North Melbourne 19.9.123 d. Melbourne 10.8.68
Goals - Bassett 3, J. McDonald 2, Robertson 2, Bishop 1, Winterton 1, David Cockatoo-Collins 1
Best - Goodale, Irving, J. McDonald
Age - 20/07/1997
Football Record R17 1997