West Coast win by 48 points
2 - David Neitz
Melbourne outscored the Eagles in the first and last quarters but were blown away by the two in-between. At one stage the Eagles led by 75 points.
It was the Eagles seventh straight win against Melbourne.
Best for Melbourne were Neitz, Clarkson and Stynes.
Glenn Lovett (shoulder) and Sean Charles (hamstring) were replaced in the selected squad by Marcus Seecamp and Darren Kowal. Craig Nettlebeck suffered a shoulder injury and Matthew Febey hurt his quad.
Football Record R6 1997