Round 12, 1968
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Saturday 6 July
Venue: Princes Park
Melbourne win by 20 points
Goalkickers: Stan Alves 4, Max Walker 3, Kelvin Clarke 2, Gary Hardeman 2, Bryan Kenneally 1, Greg Parke 1, Barrie Vagg 1
Last MFC Game
With their season almost shot the Demons finally debuted boom recruit George Lakes, finally cleared by the SANFL, and were rewarded by a strong performance. His teammates helped Lakes earn a victory in his debut.
Despite being beaten at centre half-back and in the rucks, the Demons won out thanks to its midfielders and rovers and after going into quarter time with a slight deficit they took a lead by half time and never surrendered it.
Best were Alves, Dixon and Anderson. Hardeman (knee) was replaced by Biffin in the last quarter. Clarke was replaced by Catlin in the last quarter.
Fitzroy 18.21 d. Melbourne 12.9
Goals - Stanton 3, Aubrey 3, Lees 2, Dowsing 1, Sullivan 1, Townsend 1, K. Osborne 1
Best - Townsend, Forster, Aubrey
Fitzroy 14.13 d. Melbourne 10.11
Goals - Mitchell 3, O'Farrell 2, Walker 2, Allan 1, Gough 1, Wells 1
Best - Callery, Wells, Mervcich
Football Record R13 1968
Age - 08/07/1968