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Round 16 1976

Round 16, 1976
Melbourne vs Fitzroy
Saturday, 17 July
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 16,192

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Melbourne5.411.1315.1521.20.146
Fitzroy3.47.711.1415.16.106
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 40 points

Goalkickers: Ray Biffin 6, Ross Brewer 6, Greg Wells 3, Stan Alves 1, Ted Carroll 1, Robert Flower 1, Greg Hutchison 1, Chris Woodman 1

Milestones:
First Game
Peter O'Keefe
Chris Woodman

First Goal
Greg Hutchison (4th game)
Chris Woodman

Just when it looked like their season was finished the Demons rebounded with a win that kept them in touch with the five and and ended any chance Fitzroy had of playing in September themselves.

Greg Wells played a great game, with 31 kicks, eight marks and six handballs. Despite being battered with three big hits in the third quarter. Ross Brewer also added four of his six goals in the third term.

The match was no classic, with the first half in particular a litany of errors, but Melbourne got the result they needed.

Ray Biffin and Stan Alves were also amongst their best.

Roys full-forward Max George kicked 2.6 and four out on the full.

Reserves
Melbourne 19.17.131 d. Fitzroy 11.23.89
Goals - Walters 4, Guilero 3, Guy 2, Thorne 2, Walley 2, Withers 2, Davidson 1, Goss 1, Graham 1, Johnston 1
Best - Arundale, Walley, Guy

Under 19's
Fitzroy 17.14.116 defeted Melbourne 10.9.69
Goals - Quine 3, Santagarda 2, Caddaye 1, Cortese 1, Fergus 1, Woods 1, Zubin 1
Best - Santagarda, Salter, Zubin

Media
"Demons turn Lions in lambs" - The Age 19/07/1976
Football Record R17 1976

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