Geelong win by 7 points
Melbourne went into the last quarter five points behind, kicking in a driving wind but held their ground in a term where the lead changed four times. Geelong first-gamer Gerald O'Loughlin came off the bench to kick the winning goal deep in the last quarter. He never played another senior game.
Best were Dixon, Alves and Vagg. Vagg was injured. Both Melbourne reserves were used.
There are limited match reports for this game due to a newspaper strike.
Geelong 9.12 d. Melbourne 4.15
Goals - Fahey 2, Dowsing 1, Lane 1
Best - Dowsing, Lane, K. Osborne
Reported - Langford (unduly rough player)
Melbourne 8.14 d. Geelong 8.10
Goals - Martin 2, Callery 1, Colcott 1, Jennings 1, Mitchell 1, O'Farrell 1, Wells 1
Best - Callery, Jennings, Hodges
Football Record R17 1968
Age - 05/08/1968