Melbourne win by 12 points
Last MFC Game
It was a welcome win for Melbourne, but a performance that demonstrated they still had a way to go before being a finals contender. After a quarter time lead they trailed at the end of the next two quarters, before charging home with six goals in the final term.
Wells had 48 touches in his final game for the Demons. He then sought a clearance to Carlton. He was best with Coles and Elshaug.
Best were Coles, Well sand Elshaug. Crosswell went off in the third term with a knee injury.
Fitzroy 20.16.136 d. Melbourne 20.11.131
Goals - Rowe 4, Barnes 3, Bickford 2, Dullard 2, Parish 2, Walters 2, Bunn 1, Hamilton 1, McLean 1, Martyn 1, Woodman 1
Best - Durnan, Rowe, Bickford
Reported - Tony Barnes for striking
Melbourne 16.12.108 d. Fitzroy 14.15.99
Goals - Deakin 4, Battiston 3, Fanning 2, Fidge 2, McKenzie 2, Osiurak 2, O'Brien 1
Best - Deakin, Fidge, Palmer
Age - 23/06/1980
Football Record R14 1980