Challenge Cup

Season 1870

 

Season Notes

 

Inclusion of matches

Only matches exclusively involving the senior metropolitan and provincial clubs (and not played at odds) are included.

 

Scores listed here

Only full-time scores are listed. Behind totals were rarely reported, so most games only have the final goal totals listed.

 

 

Senior clubs

Senior metropolitan clubs in 1870 were:

 

 

Provincial clubs

Provincial clubs were not active in senior matches in 1870.

 

 

Results

 

 

Round 1

 

28 May 1870

South Yarra

1

Venue: St Kilda Cricket Ground

 

Albert Park

3

Result: Albert Park won by 2 goals

 

 

 

Round 2

 

4 June 1870

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park

 

Melbourne

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 3

 

11 June 1870

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 2000

 

Carlton

0

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

Round 4

 

18 June 1870

Carlton

0

Venue: Royal Park

 

Albert Park

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 5

 

25 June 1870

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

Round 6

 

9 July 1870

Albert Park

2

Venue: Albert Park; Attendance: 800

 

South Yarra

1

Result: Albert Park won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 7

 

16 July 1870

Melbourne

0

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 1500-3000

 

Albert Park

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

16 July 1870

South Yarra

0

Venue: Fawkner Park

 

Carlton

5

Result: Carlton won by 5 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 8

 

23 July 1870

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park; Attendance: 3000

 

Carlton

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 9

 

30 July 1870

Carlton

0

Venue: Royal Park

 

Melbourne

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 10

 

13 August 1870

Albert Park

1

Venue: Albert Park; Attendance: 1500-2000

 

Carlton

1

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 11

 

20 August 1870

Albert Park

2

Venue: Richmond Paddock; Attendance: 2000-3000

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Albert Park won by 2 goals

 

 

 

Round 12

 

17 September 1870

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

Carlton

0

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

Round 13

 

24 September 1870

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

Carlton

1

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Ladder

 

 

Team

P

W

L

D

F

A

Points

Proportional Points

%

1

Melbourne

7

3

0

4

4

1

20

22.86

400.00

2

Albert Park

8

3

0

5

8

3

22

22.00

266.67

3

Carlton

8

1

2

5

7

4

14

14.00

175.00

4

South Yarra

5

0

5

0

2

13

0

0.00

15.38

 

Total

28

7

7

14

21

21

56

 

 

 

Notes:

 

- Games played at odds, or against Junior clubs are not included in the above ladder.

- No official system was used at this time to rank teams

      - Therefore, the Proportional Points system (officially used only from the 1888 VFA season onwards) has been used to rank teams in the above table.

- Where two teams are close on Proportional Points (less than 4.00 points separate) then head-to-head results between teams are used to rank:

      - Melbourne played Albert Park twice for two draws, but had a superior record against Carlton:

            - Melbourne played Carlton four times and won twice and drew twice;

            - Albert Park played Carlton three times for three draws.

- Behinds were rarely recorded during this season. Games were decided by goals scored only, and behinds did not count towards the final score or in determining the result of matches.

- The percentage column of goals for divided by goals against is included as an indication only.

 

 

1870 premiers: Melbourne

 

 

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