|Date:||Saturday 18 June 1898|
|Result:||Win by 10 points|
|Goalkickers:||T.O'Dea 2, S.Chapman 1, L.Morrison 1, H.Dunne 1.|
|Best:||G.Ward (BOG), T.O'Dea, L.Morrison, E.Walton, C.Curtis, J.Roberts, J.Coucher, O.Manchester, B.Walsh|
History was made in this match, with the first report in the League's history. Field umpire Ivo Crapp, an ex-Carlton player in the VFA, reported St. Kilda's Bill Matthews for "bad language." At the tribunal hearing, Matthews was found guilty and reprimanded. This was the only umpires' report in the first two seasons of the VFL.
By this stage, Essendon, Fitzroy, Melbourne and Geelong made up the top four, followed by Collingwood, South Melbourne, Carlton and St Kilda. The hapless Saints were winless, with a percentage of 33.7.
|B:||Bill Sharkey||Charlie Sweatman||Charlie Brown|
|HB:||Bill Casey||George Warde||Bill Weir|
|C:||Wally O'Cock||Ernie Walton (c)||Charlie Curtis|
|HF:||Chic Breese||Jim Cowcher||Jack Roberts|
|F:||Henry Dunne||Oscar Manchester||Sam Chapman|
|Rucks:||Len Morrison||Jim Pender||Herman Dohrmann|
|Coach:||No coach and the captain directed the side|
|Note:||4 Rucks, 20 players on the ground and no interchange|
Out: J.Reekie, P.Williams, D.Pender, A.Moore
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