Melbourne win by 55 points
An early season top of the table clash came a week after the Demons had surrendered their unbeaten start with a disappointing loss to the Swans, but against their successors at the top of the table Melbourne were ruthless in victory.
Best were B. Lovett, Stynes and Yeats.
Melbourne 17.14.116 d. North Melbourne 13.11.89
Goals - Siderellis 5, McCarthy 4, Heaver 2, Johnstone 2, Hopgood 2, B. Stynes 1, Sullivan 1
Best - Foot, Lamb, Theodore
Football Record R7 1990