Saturday 10 August - St Kilda Cricket Ground
St Kilda 1.4, 3.9, 5.15, 8.17
Melbourne 1.1, 2.3, 3.5, 3.8
Goalkickers: Aitken 1, Smith 1, Benson 1
St Kilda scored the first goal shortly after the start of play, and while Melbourne equalised to to take the game into quarter time at one apiece St Kilda soon increased their score and went on to win easily.
Best were Fox, Smith, J. Benson and Aitken.
Aitken, Bain, Benson, Browne, Carah, Connelly, Farrell, Fox, Fox, Fry, Firebrace, Healing, R. Kelly, Kerrigan, Langridge, Lynar, Macan, Mitchell, Morrison, McGrath, Slattery, Smith, Sheehan, Strachan, Trowbridge
Official VFA records show the score as 4.8 though all newspapers reported 3.8 and there is no fourth listed goalkicker.
Herald - 09/08/1889
Sportsman - 14/08/1889
Australasian - 17/08/1889