After the long off-season break the first hit out for Chadstone and Masala saw both sides hit the scoreboard early trading punches all over the ground. Centre clearances proved the difference as Masala built a slight lead going into ¾ time. The final quarter started with both team running the ball down the line and once again hitting the scoreboard. The game ended with a serious injury to Chadstone’s Ben Biggs, who after starring up forward and getting plenty of possessions, was taken to hospital with a suspected dislocated ankle. Both coaches and umpires decided to call the game due to the lengthy delay with Masala declared the victors.