Melbourne win by 39 points
The Demons got their shaky season back on track after starting with two losses from the first three games.
Fitzroy remained in contact for the first two quarters, but their third term where they conceded four goals and scored just two behinds condemned them.
Best were Barassi, Thiessen on debut and Tassie Johnson.
Fitzroy 13.9 d. Melbourne 11.18
Goals - Gallus 3, Nilssen 2, Jenkinson 1, McNab 1, Rattray 1, Bourke 1, Carroll 1, Ireland 1
Best - Carroll, Nilssen, Rattray
Fitzroy 13.16 d. Melbourne 13.15
Goals - Stone 5, Schultz 2, Deal 2, Harrison 1, Leitch 1, Mitchell 1, Lockwood 1
Best - Stewart, Harrison, Stone
Football Record R5 1963