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TBT: Fitzroy take down Footscray

Throwback Thursday: Fitzroy v Footscray 1988 This weeks Throwback Thursday is the 1988 Round 21 game against Footscray.

Ahead of Saturday's match against the Bulldogs, lions.com.au take a look back at the Round 21 clash between Fitzroy and Footscray in 1988.

A crowd of just over 13,000 gathered to watch the exciting game unfold at Princess Park. 

It was only the second time Lions legend Alastair Lynch had played against Footscray, after making his debut earlier this year against the same opposition. 

It was a close first half with the Lions just holding on to a one-point lead at the main break. 

187-game Fitzroy legend Richard Osborne was outstanding, kicking eight of his team's 19 goals. 

Richard Osborne against Footscray in 1988.

Osborne went on to kick 60 goals that season as the leading goalkicker for the Lions in 1988. 

Fitzroy held on to bring home a 19.13.127 to 17.11.113 win over Footscray.

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