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Round 8 1984

Round 8, 1984
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Saturday 19 May
Venue: Junction Oval
Attendance: 12,712

1st2nd3rdFinal
Fitzroy1.13.69.812.9.81
Melbourne2.25.76.913.14.92
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 11 points

Goalkickers: David Cordner 4, Robert Flower 3, Steven Smith 2, Peter Thorne 2, Greg Healy 1, Peter Moore 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Peter Moore
2 - Alan Johnson
1 - Robert Flower

Milestones:
Nil

First Game
Graeme Yeats

In a game with little to recommend it, it was Fitzroy and Garry Wilson who provided the entertainment in the third quarter with a burst which drew the Lions from 13 points behind to 17 points in front.

As was so often the case Robert Flower provided the inspiration for the Demons with two goals in the first eight minutes of the last term to steady his side. He'd been forced to rest in the forward pocket all day because of an injured leg and kicked his second with a miraculous over the shoulder snap to extend the lead to eight points..

Best for Melbourne were Zantuck, Giles and Moore. Danny Hughes suffered a dislocated finger.

It was Melbourne's last match at the Junction Oval, though they would return to train at the venue for the next 25 years.

Reserves
Fitzroy 18.17.125 d. Melbourne 14.17.101
Goals - Grinter 4, G. Hutchinson 2, Durnan 1, Fisher 1, B. Hutchinson 1, Joycey 1, McDonald 1, Ward 1, Tossol 1, Howard 1
Best - G. Hutchinson, Grinter, Battiston

Under 19s
Melbourne 12.17.89 d. Fitzroy 11.14.80
Goals - Couper 3, Payne 2, Newport 2, Marra 1, Cheung 1, Howard 1, Hay 1, Opyrchal 1
Best - Newport, Louttit, P. McLean

Media
Canberra Times - 20/05/1984
Age - 21/05/1984
Football Record R9 1984

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