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Round 8 1988

Round 8, 1988
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Saturday 21 May
Venue: Princes Park
Attendance: 12,747

1st2nd3rdFinal
Fitzroy4.36.1110.1512.17.89
Melbourne4.28.512.817.13.115
Match Statistics


Melbourne win by 26 points

Goalkickers: Ricky Jackson 5, Andy Lovell 3, David Williams 3, Bret Bailey 1, Tony Campbell 1, Alan Johnson 1, Stephen Newport 1, Steven O'Dwyer 1, Brian Wilson 1

Brownlow Votes:
3 - Ricky Jackson
2 - Steven O'Dwyer
1 - Greg Healy

Milestones:
50 Games
Steven Stretch
David Williams

The Demons had already gotten revenge for the Preliminary Final loss to the Hawks by beating them a week earlier, and now they had a chance to consolidate their place at the top of the ladder with a win over the Lions.

Missing Rod Grinter through suspension, and Garry Lyon, Danny Hughes and Warren Dean with injury.

The Lions had either led or stuck with the Demons all day but in the opening seven minutes of the last term Melbourne booted four goals to open up a winning break. Ricky Jackson kicked three of his goals in the last time.

Down the other end Paul Roos, playing full forward for the Lions, was handily beaten by Sean Wight and his own teammates who couldn't deliver to him well enough.

Also in front of Roos was Steve O'Dwyer who took 11 marks, mostly drifting across half back in a best on ground performance. The other best players were Wight and Jackson. Greg Healy suffered a depressed fracture of the cheekbone and was forced to undergo surgery.

Reserves
Fitzroy 21.19.145 d. Melbourne 13.11.99
Goals - Fidge 4, Walker 3, Graham 2, Kennedy 2, Johns 1, Eishold 1
Best - Eishold, Fidge, Flintoff

Under 19's
Fitzroy 18.19.127 d. Melbourne 10.10.70
Goals - Power 3, Gazeas 2, Partington 2, Hanlan 1, Kelly 1, O'Hern 1
Best - Gazeas, Tinsley, Dent

Media
Football Record R9 1988
"Demons put the tall poppy theory to rest" - The Age 23/05/1988

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