Fitzroy win by 2 points
Statistical categories led:
Highest scoring shot advange in a losing side (+13)
In an attempt to boost an attack that had failed three weeks in a row, the Demons made the surprise switch to play ex-defenders John Lord and Tassie Johnson at full forward and centre half-forward respectively. Norm Smith had favoured decoy forwards, rather than the long kick and marking game, but tried something new. It generated more opportunities, but
Melbourne's second loss in a row.
Crompton, Miller and Roet were best. Dawson and Case were reserves.
Melbourne 16.7 d. Fitzroy 9.9
Goals - Jenkinson 4, Carrol 3, Townsend 2, Vagg 2, Ireland 1, Nilssen 1, Byers 1, Emselle 1, Laidlaw 1
Best - Emselle, Townsend, Nilssen
Melbourne 12.11 d. Fitzroy 7.14
Goals - Bourke 5, Schultz 2, Fisher 1, Edwards 1, Glover 1, Jacobs 1, Mumme 1
Best - Hill, Bourke, Doyle
Sun - 08/06/1962
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