Challenge Cup

Season 1871

 

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 1871 were:

 

 

Provincial clubs

Senior provincial clubs in 1871 were:

 

 

Results

 

 

Round 1

 

27 May 1871

Geelong

0

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

Carlton

2

Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

 

 

 

Round 2

 

3 June 1871

Melbourne

5

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Melbourne won by 5 goals

 

 

 

Round 3

 

17 June 1871

Melbourne

4

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 600-700

 

Albert Park

1

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

Round 4

 

8 July 1871

Melbourne

0

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

Carlton

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 5

 

22 July 1871

Carlton

1

Venue: Royal Park

 

Albert Park

0

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

22 July 1871

Melbourne

2

Venue: Richmond Paddock; Attendance: 400-500

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Melbourne won by 2 goals

 

 

 

Round 6

 

29 July 1871

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park

 

Melbourne

2

Result: Melbourne won by 2 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 7

 

5 August 1871

Albert Park

2

Venue: Albert Park

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Albert Park won by 2 goals

 

 

 

 

5 August 1871

Carlton

0

Venue: Royal Park

 

Melbourne

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 9

 

19 August 1871

Melbourne

2

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

Albert Park

0

Result: Melbourne won by 2 goals

 

19 August 1871

South Yarra

0

Venue: Fawkner Park

 

Carlton

1

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

19 August 1871

Geelong

0

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

Ballarat

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 10

 

26 August 1871

South Yarra

0

Venue: Fawkner Park

 

Albert Park

2

Result: Albert Park won by 2 goals

 

 

 

Round 11

 

16 September 1871

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park

 

Carlton

1

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

16 September 1871

Melbourne

6

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Melbourne won by 6 goals

 

 

 

Round 12

 

23 September 1871

Geelong

1

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

Melbourne

3

Result: Melbourne won by 2 goals

 

 

 

Round 13

 

30 September 1871

Melbourne

0

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

Carlton

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 14

 

7 October 1871

Carlton

2

Venue: Albert Park

 

Melbourne

0

Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

Championship decider played at a neutral venue.

 

 

Ladder

 

 

Team

P

W

L

D

F

A

Points

Proportional Points

%

1

Carlton

8

5

0

3

7

0

26

35.75

 

2

Melbourne

11

7

1

3

24

4

34

34.00

600.00

3

Albert Park

7

2

5

0

5

10

8

12.57

50.00

4

South Yarra

6

0

6

0

0

18

0

0.00

0.00

5

Ballarat

1

0

0

1

0

0

2

22.00

 

6

Geelong

3

0

2

1

1

5

2

7.33

20.00

 

Total

36

14

14

8

37

37

72

 

 

 

Notes:

 

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

- Provincial teams are listed separately from Metropolitan clubs, as was customary of this era.

- 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:

      - Carlton played Melbourne four times and won once and drew three times.

- 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.

 

 

1871 premiers: Carlton

 

 

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