Round 11, 1996
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Sunday 16 June
Venue: Western Oval
Melbourne win by 63 points
Goalkickers: Adem Yze 5, Jeff Farmer 3, Garry Lyon 3, Stephen Tingay 2, Alastair Clarkson 1, Greg Doyle 1, Brett Lovett 1, David Neitz 1, Jim Stynes 1
3 - Brett Lovett
2 - Stephen Tingay
1 - Andrew Obst
Rising Star nomination - Adem Yze
Melbourne's last game against Fitzroy and last at the Western Oval saw them climb further away from the Lions at the bottom of the ladder with a second consecutive victory.
Adem Yze started on the bench, but was soon called into action when Darren Kowal was knocked out as Fitzroy kicked the first goal of the match - and he was one of the key reasons for the Demons' comfortable victory with a career high five goals.
Jeff Farmer was also prominent early, kicking three of Melbourne's first five goals. The visitors ran away with the battle of the bottom two sides from the start of the third quarter when they kicked five goals in 15 minutes.
Best were Tingay, Obst and Yze. Kowal suffered a mild concussion.
Melbourne 14.16.100 d. Fitzroy 14.11.95
Goals - D. Yze 4, Hilton 2, Gaspar 2, Corrigan 1, Leoncelli 1, McDonald 1, Norman 1, O'Brien 1, Polley 1
Best - Corrigan, McDonald, O'Brien
Age - 17/06/1996
Football Record R12 1996