Challenge Cup

Season 1873

 

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 1873 were:

 

 

Provincial clubs

Senior provincial clubs in 1873 were:

 

 

Results

 

 

Round 1

 

31 May 1873

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park

 

Carlton

0

Result: DRAW

Game ended early because of a dispute

 

 

Round 2

 

7 June 1873

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park; Attendance: 2000

 

Melbourne

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 3

 

14 June 1873

Carlton

1

Venue: Royal Park

 

Melbourne

1

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 4

 

12 July 1873

Ballarat

0

Venue: Town Reserve; Attendance: 50

 

Albert Park

1

Result: Albert Park won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 5

 

19 July 1873

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 5000

 

Carlton

2

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 6

 

2 August 1873

Carlton

1

Venue: Royal Park; Attendance: 5000-6000

 

Melbourne

0

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 7

 

16 August 1873

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

Albert Park

0

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

16 August 1873

Geelong

2

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

Ballarat

0

Result: Geelong won by 2 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 8

 

23 August 1873

Ballarat

0

Venue: Wynne's Paddock

 

Carlton

1

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

23 August 1873

Geelong

0

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

Melbourne

1

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 9

 

6 September 1873

Geelong

1

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong; Attendance: 2000

 

Carlton

1

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 10

 

27 September 1873

Melbourne

0

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 5000-8000

 

Carlton

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladder

 

 

Team

P

W

L

D

F

A

Points

Proportional Points

%

1

Carlton

7

3

0

4

6

3

20

20.00

200.00

2

Melbourne

7

2

2

3

4

4

14

14.00

100.00

3

Albert Park

4

1

1

2

1

1

8

14.00

100.00

4

Geelong

3

1

1

1

3

2

6

14.00

150.00

5

Ballarat

3

0

3

0

0

4

0

0.00

0.00

 

Total

24

7

7

10

14

14

48

 

 

 

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 Albert Park twice and won once and drew once

      - Melbourne played Geelong once and won 1-0

- 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.

 

 

1873 premiers: Carlton

 

 

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