Melbourne win by 33 points
Neil McMullin (6th game)
On the day Kevin Murray broke the VFL record for the most games played, his Lions side gave the Demons their third and last win of the year.
A 36 man brawl broke out around a stoush between Carl Ditterich and Lions ruckman Dean Farnham during the second quarter.
Best were Wells, Ditterich and Giampaolo. Flower (broken collarbone) was replaced by Power in the second quarter and Osborne by Williamson in the last quarter.
Fitzroy 20.11 d. Melbourne 14.9
Goals - Owens 5, Pagnoccolo 2, Scott 2, A. Baker 1, Swan 1, Ough 1, Ahern 1, Peters 1
Best - Owens, Fitzsimmons, Pagnoccolo
Fitzroy 16.13 d. Melbourne 15.19
Goals - Baker 4, Unknown 11