Melbourne win by 49 points
Melbourne had been one of the great disappointments of 1992, but on a day where John Northey celebrated his 300th game as a player and coach combined his side rewarded him with a surprisingly easy win.
In front of a hostile Adelaide crowd that pelted Allen Jakovich with bananas, the Demons got off to a fast start with seven goals in the opening quarter, then watched Adelaide kicked a wretched 0.10 in the second.
Crows coach Graham Cornes reacted to the loss by organising a training drill which saw his players wading through near-freezing water at 7am.
Best were Lovell, G. Lovett and Charles.
Melbourne 14.17.101 d. Fitzroy 11.12.78
Goals - Bennett 5, Beveridge 2, Eishold 2, Taylor 2, Kilmartin 1, Hopgood 1, B. Stynes 1
Best - Mahoney, Kowal, Cuthbertson