West Coast win by 8 points
2 - Nathan Jones
Paul Johnson (also with West Coast)
An early season battle of last year's also-rans fell in favour of the home team who held a strong record against the Demons in Perth. Despite his inaccuracy 4.6 from Mark LeCras proved the difference.
A Sylvia set shot with just over a minute left would have brought the margin within a goal, but his miss consigned Melbourne to their fate.
Best were Jones, Bennell and Miller.