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TBT: Fitzroy's last ever win

August 4, 2016 4:02 PM

Throwback Thursday: Fitzroy's last win This weeks Throwback Thursday is Fitzroy's last win against Fremantle in 1996.

In this week's Carlton Draught Throwback Thursday, we go back to Fitzroy's last ever win, Round 8 1996, Fitzroy v Fremantle.

For the old Fitzroy faithful, it presents a great opportunity to relive that memorable afternoon, while ‘newer’ Lions fans will be able to witness an important moment in the Club’s history.

Led by full-forward Anthony Mellington, who booted a game-high six goals, the Roys led at every change to break a 21-match losing streak.

But the man-of-the-match, as voted by the umpires, was none other than Lions Hall of Fame member, Chris Johnson.

In just his third season in the AFL, Johnson collected 24 disposals and kicked three goals in the third term to essentially break the game open.

The win might have only been the seventh time in 59 matches that Johnson had enjoyed the spoils of success at Fitzroy – however he would famously go on to be part of three Lions premiership sides over the next decade.

Other familiar faces in Fitzroy’s team at the time included Captain Brad Boyd, John Barker, Jarrod Molloy, Martin Pike, and Matthew Primus.

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