Hawthorn win by 11 points
Last MFC Game
Michael Byrne (2nd game)
Minor premiership contenders Hawthorn faced a Demons side who had put in their best display of the season a week earlier and struggled to victory, with much of the credit for getting them over the line going to Leigh Matthews.
Matthews booted 7.4 from 34 possessions and was the only reason his side got over the line.
Melbourne were 33 points down five minutes into the last quarter until they kicked three goals in four minutes to tighten the margin. Hawthorn steadied and held on.
Best were R. Flower, Grambeau and Denny
Hawthorn 15.9.99 d. Melbourne 11.18.84
Goals - Baldwin 4, Walters 3, Alves 1, Biffin 1, Fitzsimmons 1, Kelly 1
Best - Barkley, Cook
Hawthorn 21.9.135 d. Melbourne 15.7.97
Goals - Angelis 4, Zubin 3, Barnes 2, Caddaye 1, Keane 1, McKaige 1, McKenzie 1, Moncrieff 1, Mehrten 1
Best - Zubin, Thomson, Richards