1892 VFA season

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1892 premiership season
Teams 13
Premiers Essendon
(2nd premiership)
1891
1893

The 1892 Victorian Football Association season was the 16th season of the Australian rules football competition.

The premiership was won by the Essendon Football Club, which finished with a record of 15 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses from 19 matches. It was Essendon's second consecutive premiership, out of a sequence of four consecutive premierships won from 1891 to 1894.

Association membership[edit]

The size of the Association premiership expanded from twelve to thirteen senior clubs in 1892, with the newly established Collingwood Football Club competing for the first time. The club was formed from the Britannia Football Club, which had been a leading junior club in the Collingwood area since the establishment of the VFA in 1877.[1] Britannia had made previous attempts to enter the senior competition since 1889.[2]

Ladder[edit]

Teams did not play a uniform number of premiership matches during the season. As such, in the final standings, each team's premiership points were adjusted upwards proportionally to represent a 21-match season – e.g., Essendon played 19 matches, so its tally of premiership points was increased by a factor of 21/19. After this adjustment, there was no formal process for breaking a tie.

1892 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF GA PTS Adj PTS
1 Essendon (P) 19 15 1 3 131 53 66 73.0
2 Fitzroy 21 15 4 2 141 63 64 64.0
3 Geelong 18 12 4 2 113 71 52 60.7
4 Melbourne 18 10 5 3 103 79 46 53.7
5 Carlton 20 12 7 1 83 71 50 52.5
6 South Melbourne 21 9 8 4 91 85 44 44.0
7 Port Melbourne 20 9 10 1 76 77 38 39.9
8 Richmond 19 8 10 1 87 104 34 37.6
9 St Kilda 18 9 7 2 89 84 32 37.3
10 Footscray 20 6 13 1 59 107 26 27.3
11 North Melbourne 20 4 14 2 55 114 20 21.0
12 Collingwood 18 3 14 1 48 105 14 16.3
Williamstown 18 3 14 1 50 113 14 16.3
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points, Adj PTS = Premiership points adjusted for a 21-game season Source[3]

Notable events[edit]

  • Essendon's Albert Thurgood was leading goalkicker in premiership matches for the season, kicking 56 goals. He finished ahead of Fitzroy's Jim Grace (48 goals), Melbourne's Harry Graham (42 goals) and Port Melbourne's Bill Fraser (40 goals). Thurgood sealed the leading goalkicker title by kicking nine of Essendon's ten goals in the final round match against North Melbourne (Grace kicked three goals on the same day), and broke the season record of Phil McShane, who kicked 51 goals for Geelong in 1886.[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victorian Football Association". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 26 September 1891. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "The Victorian Football Association". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 29 June 1889. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b "Close of the Football Season". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 26 September 1892. p. 6.