Challenge Cup

Season 1874

 

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 1874 were:

 

 

Provincial clubs

Senior provincial clubs in 1874 were:

 

 

Results

 

 

Round 1

 

23 May 1874

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park

 

Carlton

1

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

23 May 1874

North Melbourne

1

Venue: Royal ParkBrunswick end

 

St Kilda

1

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 2

 

30 May 1874

Albert Park

1

Venue: Albert Park

 

St Kilda

2

Result: St Kilda won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

30 May 1874

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

North Melbourne

0

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 3

 

6 June 1874

Melbourne

0

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

Albert Park

1

Result: Albert Park won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

6 June 1874

St Kilda

1

Venue: St Kilda Ground

 

Carlton

2

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 4

 

13 June 1874

Carlton

2

Venue: Royal Park

 

Albert Park

1

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 5

 

20 June 1874

Carlton

1

Venue: Royal Park; Attendance: 5000

 

Melbourne

0

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 6

 

27 June 1874

Geelong

2

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

St Kilda

0

Result: Geelong won by 2 goals

 

 

 

 

27 June 1874

North Melbourne

0

Venue: Royal ParkBrunswick end

 

Carlton

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 7

 

4 July 1874

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park

 

Melbourne

1

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

4 July 1874

St Kilda

0

Venue: St Kilda Ground

 

North Melbourne

1

Result: North Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

4 July 1874

Ballarat

0

Venue: Wynne's Paddock

 

Geelong

1

Result: Geelong won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 8

 

11 July 1874

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park; Attendance: 1500-2000

 

Carlton

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

11 July 1874

St Kilda

0

Venue: St Kilda Ground

 

Melbourne

5

Result: Melbourne won by 5 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 9

 

18 July 1874

Melbourne

1

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 7000-10000

 

Carlton

2

Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

The central umpire considered a third goal had been fairly kicked by Carlton, however the goal had been disallowed by the Melbourne goal umpire who had the final authority under the rules of the time. The Footballer 1875 counted the result as 2-1, but reported in the Argus 3-1. A crowd invasion following the disputed goal brought the match to a premature end.

18 July 1874

St Kilda

0

Venue: St Kilda Ground

 

Albert Park

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 10

 

25 July 1874

North Melbourne

1

Venue: Royal ParkBrunswick end

 

Albert Park

0

Result: North Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 11

 

1 August 1874

St Kilda

0

Venue: St Kilda Ground

 

Melbourne

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 12

 

8 August 1874

Carlton

4

Venue: Royal Park

 

St Kilda

0

Result: Carlton won by 4 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 13

 

15 August 1874

Carlton

3

Venue: Royal Park; Attendance: 8000-10000

 

Melbourne

1

Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 14

 

22 August 1874

Carlton

0

Venue: Royal Park

 

Albert Park

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

22 August 1874

St Kilda

0

Venue: St Kilda Ground

 

Geelong

0

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 15

 

29 August 1874

Melbourne

2

Venue: Melbourne Ground; Attendance: 4000

 

Albert Park

0

Result: Melbourne won by 2 goals

 

 

 

 

29 August 1874

North Melbourne

2

Venue: Royal ParkBrunswick end

 

St Kilda

0

Result: North Melbourne won by 2 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 16

 

5 September 1874

Albert Park

0

Venue: Albert Park

 

St Kilda

0

Result: DRAW

Game abandoned at half-time

5 September 1874

Geelong

1

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

Melbourne

2

Result: Melbourne won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 17

 

12 September 1874

North Melbourne

0

Venue: Royal ParkBrunswick end

 

Albert Park

1

Result: Albert Park won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

12 September 1874

St Kilda

2

Venue: St Kilda Ground

 

Carlton

2

Result: DRAW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 18

 

19 September 1874

Carlton

1

Venue: Royal Park; Attendance: 8000-10000

 

Melbourne

0

Result: Carlton won by 1 goal

 

 

 

 

19 September 1874

Geelong

0

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong

 

Albert Park

2

Result: Albert Park won by 2 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 19

 

26 September 1874

Geelong

0

Venue: Argyle Ground, Geelong; Attendance: 3000

 

Carlton

2

Result: Carlton won by 2 goals

 

 

 

 

26 September 1874

Melbourne

6

Venue: Melbourne Ground

 

St Kilda

0

Result: Melbourne won by 6 goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladder

 

 

Team

P

W

L

D

F

A

Points

Proportional Points

%

1

Carlton

13

9

0

4

20

6

44

47.38

333.33

2

Melbourne

12

6

5

1

19

9

26

30.33

211.11

3

North Melbourne

7

3

2

2

5

3

16

32.00

166.67

4

Albert Park

13

3

6

4

6

9

20

21.54

66.67

5

St Kilda

14

1

7

6

6

26

16

16.00

23.08

6

Geelong

6

2

3

1

4

6

10

23.33

66.67

7

Ballarat

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0.00

0.00

 

Total

66

24

24

18

60

60

132

 

 

 

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 North Melbourne once and won 1-0

      - Geelong played St Kilda twice and won 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.

 

 

1874 premiers: Carlton

 

 

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