Challenge Cup

Season 1872

 

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 1872 were:

 

 

Provincial clubs

Senior provincial clubs in 1872 were:

 

 

Results

 

 

Round 1

 

25 May 1872

Geelong

0

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

Carlton

0

Result: DRAW

 

25 May 1872

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

17 players a side

 

 

Round 2

 

1 June 1872

Carlton

0

Venue: Royal Park

 

Melbourne

1

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

Round 3

 

8 June 1872

Carlton

2

Venue: Royal Park

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

16 players a side

8 June 1872

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 600-700

 

Albert Park

0

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

Round 4

 

15 June 1872

Carlton

2

Venue: Royal Park

 

Albert Park

0

Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

 

 

 

Round 5

 

29 June 1872

Melbourne

0

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 3000

 

Carlton

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

1 July 1872

Ballarat

0

Venue: Wynne's Paddock

 

Geelong

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 6

 

20 July 1872

Geelong

3

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Geelong won by 3 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 7

 

27 July 1872

South Yarra

0

Venue: Fawkner Park, South Yarra

 

Melbourne

1

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

Round 8

 

3 August 1872

Carlton

1

Venue: Royal Park

 

Melbourne

0

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 9

 

10 August 1872

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park

 

Melbourne

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

Round 10

 

17 August 1872

Albert Park

2

Venue: Albert Park

 

South Yarra

0

Result: Albert Park won by 2 goals

 

 

 

Round 11

 

24 August 1872

Carlton

3

Venue: Royal Park

 

Albert Park

1

Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

 

 

 

Round 12

 

7 September 1872

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 6000-7000

 

Carlton

0

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

Round 13

 

14 September 1872

Carlton

3

Venue: Royal Park

 

Ballarat

0

Result: Carlton won by 3 goals

14 players a side

 

 

Ladder

 

 

Team

P

W

L

D

F

A

Points

Proportional Points

%

1

Melbourne

8

5

1

2

5

1

24

27.00

500.00

2

Carlton

9

5

2

2

11

3

24

24.00

366.67

3

Albert Park

5

1

3

1

3

6

6

10.80

50.00

4

South Yarra

5

0

5

0

0

9

0

0.00

0.00

5

Geelong

3

1

0

2

3

0

8

24.00

 

6

Ballarat

2

0

1

1

0

3

2

9.00

 

 

Total

32

12

12

8

22

22

64

 

 

 

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:

      - Melbourne played Carlton four times and won twice, lost once, and drew once.

- 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.

 

 

1872 premiers: Melbourne

 

 

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