Essendon: Watson 2, Davey, Melksham, Hocking, Colyer
Melbourne: Garland 2, Howe, Morton, Moloney, Jones, Clark, Sylvia
Essendon: Watson, Dempsey, Stanton, Howlett, Zaharakis
Melbourne: Watts, Jones, Howe, Moloney, Rivers, Grimes, Nicholson
Essendon: Hooker (soreness) replaced inselected side by Pears.
Melbourne: Bail (concussion) replaced in selected side by Morton, Blease (groin).
Essendon: Alwyn Davey replaced in the fourth quarter by Sam Lonergan.
Melbourne: Sam Blease (groin) replaced in the third quarter by Lynden Dunn.
Umpires: McBurney, Jennings, Foot
Official crowd: 42,987 at the MCG