Round 22 1972

Round 22, 1972
Melbourne vs Fitzroy
Saturday 2 September
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 21,653

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 32 points

Goalkickers: Ross Brewer 4, Greg Wells 4, Paul Callery 3, Gary Hardeman 2, Greg Parke 2, Stephen Kerley 1, Henry Ritterman 1, Max Walker 1

First Game
John Reid

Last Game
Peter Yeo

First Goal
Stephen Kerley (15th game)

150 Games
Frank Davis

With a scheduling kink the only the way the Demons played in September 1972 they took on the Lions on a day Fitzroy farewelled Kevin Murray - for the first time - and spoiled Murray's party with a comfortable five goal win.

Even with their already weakened ruck further damaged by the loss of Peter Keenan and John Clennett (late withdrawal) with injury they were still too good for the visitors.

After a close first quarter the Demons took the ascendancy in the second and never looked back. Murray took a lap of honour around the ground at the end of the day but with both sides missing out on finals it was Ian Ridley who looked toward 1973 with more positivity, naming Greg Wells, Greg Parke and Ross Brewer as important players for the next year.

Best were Wells, Alves and Davis

Melbourne 20.23 d. Fitzroy 11.11
Goals - Sinclair 3, Dilnot 3, Collins 3, McSpeerin 3, Anderson 3, Clark 2, Queay 1, MacDonald 1, Taylor 1
Best - Clark, Sinclair, Collins

Under 19s
Melbourne 26.22 d. Fitzroy 11.14
Goals - McLean 4, Potter 4, Slade 4, Tesoriero 4, Giampaolo 3, Curry 2, Flower 2, McMullin 2, R. Macdonald 1
Best - R. Macdonald, McGuinness, Giampaolo

Last game of the season debuts

Age - 04/09/1972
Inside Football - 09/09/1972
Football Record 1972 finals

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