Geelong win by 7 points
There are limited match reports for this game due to a newspaper strike.
Melbourne went into the last quarter five points behind, kicking in a driving wind but held their ground in a term where the lead changed four times. Geelong first-gamer Gerald O'Loughlin came off the bench to kick the winning goal deep in the last quarter. He never played another senior game.
Best were Dixon, Alves and Vagg. Vagg was injured.
Geelong 9.12 d. Melbourne 4.15
Goals - Fahey 2, Dowsing 1, Lane 1
Best - Dowsing, Lane, K. Osborne
Melbourne 8.14 d. Geelong 8.10
Goals - Martin 2, Callery 1, Colcott 1, Jennings 1, Mitchell 1, O'Farrell 1, Wells 1
Best - Callery, Jennings, Hodges
Football Record R17 1968
Age - 05/08/1968