Melbourne win by 62 points
Having gotten their season back on track by beating Brisbane a week earlier the Demons continued their revival with a thumping win over the Hawks. Hawthorn had a serious lack of pace in the middle of the ground and Melbourne exploited it to open up a three goal lead at the first break.
By half time five goals from Garry Lyon had killed the game off, with the Melbourne skipper only stopped by a leg injury which took him out of the game. At the other end Jason Dunstall played the full four quarters and kicked four goals but was generally well held by Sean Wight and was the only Hawk to kick a goal from the five minute mark of the second quarter until the 20 minute mark of the last.
Best were Stynes, Neitz and Tingay.
Neil Balme said: "We are not playing with confidence and flair which makes us more likely to kick goals."
Hawthorn 12.11.83 d. Melbourne 12.9.81
Goals - Clarke 3, Doyle 3, Carroll 1, Farmer 1, Heppell 1, Irving 1, Yze 1, Benjamin 1
Best - Irving, Ormond-Allen, Ruecroft
Football Record R9 1995