1894 VFA season

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1894 premiership season
Teams 13
Premiers Essendon
(4th premiership)
1893
1895

The 1894 Victorian Football Association season was the 18th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Essendon Football Club by a margin of fourteen points, finishing with a record of 16 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss from 18 matches, it was Essendon's fourth consecutive premiership.

Ladder[edit]

For the first time, all teams played the same number of premiership matches in the season; in previous years, teams had played different numbers of matches, and their final records were adjusted to allow them to be compared on an equivalent basis, but starting from this season this was no longer required.[1]

1894 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF GA PTS
1 Essendon (P) 18 16 1 1 150 70 66
2 Melbourne 18 13 5 0 97 72 52
3 South Melbourne 18 11 5 2 106 74 48
4 Fitzroy 18 10 6 2 75 60 44
Footscray 18 9 5 4 78 66 44
North Melbourne 18 8 4 6 72 67 44
7 Geelong 18 9 7 2 99 80 40
8 Collingwood 18 8 9 1 69 74 34
9 Port Melbourne 18 7 10 1 70 78 30
10 Williamstown 18 5 10 3 80 94 26
11 Richmond 18 4 13 1 77 125 18
12 St Kilda 18 3 14 1 59 119 14
13 Carlton 18 2 16 0 55 108 8
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, (P) = Premiers Source[1]

Notable events[edit]

  • Essendon's Albert Thurgood was the dominant goalkicker for the season, kicking 63 goals. His nearest rival, A. Burns of South Melbourne, kicked only 31 goals.[1]
  • St Kilda's win over Port Melbourne in Round 6 was its last away win in either VFA or VFL competition until beating South Melbourne in Round 3 of 1903; in that time, St Kilda played a total of 77 away matches for three draws and 74 losses, including 62 consecutive away losses from 1896.
  • Essendon's loss to Geelong in Round 19 ended an unbeaten streak of 47 matches.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Observer (17 September 1894). "The Football Season". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. p. 7.