Round 8 1982

Round 8, 1982
Fitzroy vs Melbourne
Saturday 15 May
Venue: Waverley
Attendance: 25,856

Match Statistics

Melbourne win by 65 points

Goalkickers: Mark Jackson 6, Gerard Healy 4, Alan Johnson 3, Stephen McCarthy 3, Kelly O'Donnell 3, Adrian Battiston 2, Robert Flower 2, Brent Crosswell 1, Roger Ellingworth 1

First Goal
Stephen McCarthy (2nd game)

Statistical categories led:
Highest score at Waverley
Highest score in Round 8

After four straight losses, the Demons shocked premiership contenders Fitzroy with a seven goal first quarter. They had suffered honourable losses to the top three sides in consecutive weeks, and by unleashing their frustrations on the Lions they deliverd a performance to make the rest of the league sit up and take notice.

The Lions were still in touch at half-time, but their opponents delivered a third quarter worthy of any VFL team that year. And one which had fans asking why they couldn't see that sort of everything every week - or at least a few times a year. 10 goals to two gave them a ten goal lead at the last change and they coasted home to a popular victory.

Best on ground Adrian Battiston, who had been driven into the Waverley turf multiple times that day, summed up the feeling of victory by saying "It hurts a lot less when you win". O'Donnell and Johnson were also amongst the best. Giles was replaced in the selected side by McLean due to a knee injury while Robert Flower suffered a corked thigh.

After what would remain Melbourne's highest ever score at Waverley Ron Barassi said "I am a very happy man".

Melbourne 12.12 d. Fitzroy 11.15
Goals - McGlashan 4, Catoggio 2, Castles 1, Clayton 1, Elshaug 1, Seddon 1, Sutcliffe 1, Young 1
Best - Lawson, Tossol, McGlashan

Under 19s
Melbourne 22.13.145 d. Fitzroy 13.11.89
Goals - Bergman 6, Fidge 4, Rugolo 4, Philby 2, Howard 2, Dawson 1, Fisher 1, R. Howard 1, McDonald 1
Best - Connolly, Withers, Howard

Canberra Times - 16/05/1982
Age - 17/05/1982
Football Record R9 1982

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