Round 17 1967

Round 17, 1967
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Saturday 19 August
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: 8054

Match Statistics

Fitzroy win by 4 points

Goalkickers: Graeme Jacobs 2, John Townsend 2, Stan Alves 1, Ross Dillon 1, Hassa Mann 1, Peter Smith 1, Barrie Vagg 1

Last Game
Adrian Bowden

Last MFC Game
Graeme Jacobs

Norm Smith returned to coach the Demons after his heart scare and his team served up another thriller to welcome him back.

In muddy, difficult conditions Fitzroy controlled the play for most of the day but found themselves just three points in front with four minutes to go. It took a free kick to ruckman David Sykes in front of goals to steady the Lions and let them go on to win.

Fitzroy won the free kick count 45 to 30, a result that didn't escape the Demons match committee after the game.

Best were Alves, Mann and Townsend. Anderson (strained knee) was replaced by Leahy in the first quarter. Bowden (strained knee) was replaced by Vagg in the third quarter.

Fitzroy 13.15 d. Melbourne 9.13
Goals - Dowsing 4, Aitken 3, Lees 1, Feldmann 1
Best - Aitken, Sampson, Quinn

Under 19s
Fitzroy 13.13 d. Melbourne 4.7
Goals - Meldrum 2, Gough 1, Smith 1
Best - Hamilton, Meldrum, Jennings

Football Record R18 1967
Age - 21/08/1967

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Thursday 15 August 2019 01:55:25 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 10)

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