1913 VFA season

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1913 premiership season
Teams 10
Premiers Footscray
(5th premiership)
Minor premiers Footscray
(3rd minor premiership)
1912
1914

The 1913 Victorian Football Association season was the 37th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Footscray Football Club, after it defeated North Melbourne by one point in the final on 6 September, it was the club's fifth VFA premiership.

Premiership[edit]

The home-and-home season was played over eighteen rounds, with each club playing the others twice; then, the top four clubs contested a finals series under the amended Argus system to determine the premiers for the season.

Ladder[edit]

1913 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 Footscray (P) 18 14 4 0 1209 778 155.4 56
2 North Melbourne 18 13 4 1 1317 943 139.7 54
3 Essendon 18 13 5 0 1154 966 119.5 52
4 Brunswick 18 12 5 1 1262 959 131.6 50
5 Williamstown 18 12 6 0 1082 876 123.5 48
6 Prahran 18 10 8 0 1214 962 126.2 40
7 Brighton 18 5 13 0 1037 1278 81.1 20
8 Port Melbourne 18 5 13 0 984 1260 78.1 20
9 Northcote 18 5 13 0 957 1328 72.1 20
10 Melbourne City 18 0 18 0 680 1552 43.8 0
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pct = Percentage; (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[1]

Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
Saturday, 23 August Footscray 7.13 (55) def. Essendon 8.5 (53) Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 13,000) [2]
Saturday, 30 August North Melbourne 8.16 (64) def. Brunswick 4.2 (26) East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 16,500) [3]


1913 VFA Final
Saturday, 6 September Footscray def. North Melbourne East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 20,000) [4][5]
4.2 (26)
7.10 (52)
8.13 (61)
 10.14 (74)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.4 (22)
6.4 (40)
10.6 (66)
 11.7 (73)
Umpires: Hurley
Banbury 3, Grierson 2, Baxter, Cotton, Gregory, Holmes, Lawson Goals Carpenter 2, Freeman 2, Hardy 2, Hawkins 2, K. Johnson, McKay, Treloar
Harris (ankle) Injuries
  • Had North Melbourne won, minor premiers Footscray would have been entitled to a rematch the following Saturday to decide the premiership.

Notable events[edit]

  • On June 9, Melbourne City lost to Port Melbourne despite having thirteen more scoring shots, by the score 4.24 (48) def. by 8.7 (55).[6] The seven-point loss was the closest Melbourne City came to winning a match in its two years in the Association.[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J.W. (23 August 1913). "Premiership lists for 1913". The Australasian. XCV (2473). Melbourne. p. 437. 
  2. ^ Old Boy (25 August 1913). "Association Semi-Final – won by Footscray". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 10. 
  3. ^ Old Boy (1 September 1913). "Association Semi-Final – North Melbourne win". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 7. 
  4. ^ Old Boy (8 September 1913). "The Association Final – Magnificant Game". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 11. 
  5. ^ Old Boy (6 September 1913). "Association Final – Footscray v. North Melb". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 17. 
  6. ^ Old Boy (10 June 1913). "Association games". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 4. 
  7. ^ "Melbourne City". AustralianFootball.com. Retrieved 10 June 2013.