Melbourne win by 3 points
Fitzroy had their chances in the last quarter, coming from 32 points down at the last change but missing several chances from inside 50 metres to take the lead.
In a spiteful game, players from both sides were fortunate not to be reported, with the only man in the book Fitzroy's Paul Roos for abusive language towards an umpire after the game.
Best were Johnson, Stynes and G. Lovett. Healy suffered concussion and Tingay a twisted knee.
Ahern, Bailey, Beveridge, Bennett, Chiron, Eishold, Grinter, Hawkins, Healy, Howat, Hughes, Johnson, Keogh, B. Lovett, G. Lovett, Newport, Rohde, Spalding, Stretch, Stynes, Tingay, Turner, J. Viney, Wight.
Age - 25/02/1989
Age - 27/02/1989