Fitzroy win by 48 points
1 - Jim Stynes
With a comfortable half-time lead Melbourne booted the first goal of the third term to extend their margin to nearly six goals and it looked like they were going to smash the Roys. Then it all went horribly wrong. Earlier they missed chances which would have given them an even bigger lead than 27 points at half-time, but they'd still dominated all over the ground and there was no ready indication that the Lions were going to mount a comeback. Then they kicked 17 goals to five in the second half.
As Fitzroy's fast running game began to take hold, Richard Osborne and Paul Roos sprang to life in the third quarter. They kicked nine between them on the way to a match total of 11 and between respectively. Osborne ran through Steven Febey, Sean Wight, Tony Campbell and Rod Grinter on his way to a career best haul.
Conversely forwards Danny Hughes and Darren Bennett couldn't get near it and the ballspent much of the time camped in the Lions forward line. A structure that had racked up seven goals in a row in the second quarter was now limp and lifeless.
Fitzroy 16.19.115 d. Melbourne 6.16.52
Goals - Putamorsi 2, Rennie 1, Power 1, Eishold 1, Cuthbertson 1
Best - G.Lovett, Eishold, Viney
Carlton 10.14.74 defeated Melbourne 6.10.46
Goals - Farrell 2, Keogh 1, Lamb 1, Turner 1, Keipert 1
Best - Ford, Keogh, Partington