Fitzroy win by 23 points
The Lions were the dominant side as they ended their season with a fourth straight win, opening up a 63 point lead at the last change before relaxing and allowing the Demons to finish their season with a seven goal final term.
Neale Balme was scathing of his side, suggesting the result "colours my view of the year".
Best were Neitz, S. Febey and Lyon. Fitzroy's Darren Wheildon was reported for shaking a goal post during the second quarter.
Melbourne 20.28.148 d. Fitzroy 12.17.89
Goals - Simister 4, Doyle 3, B. Campbell 2, Hilton 2, Lamb 2, Mackay 2, Sullivan 2, Yeats 1, Stretch 1, Bennett 1
Best - Lamb, Robins, Yeats