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1888 Fixture        

1888 Fixture

HOME GROUNDS: M.C.G., University, Princes Oval (Pre Season Games)


Round Opponent Venue Date / Time Home / Away Attendance Result (Behinds Not Counted)
- Port Melbourne M. C. G. (Benefit Match) March 31 Home 15,000 Lost by 2 goals (3.11 - 5.12)
- Carlton Standard and Lincoln (23) Princes Oval April 14 Home Unknown Result unknown
- Albert Park (23) Princes Oval April 21 Home Unknown Result Unknown
- Brunswick (23) Princes Oval April 28 Home Unknown- Won by 6 goals (8.7 - 2.1)
1 St. Kilda St. Kilda C. G. May 05 Away 2,000 Won by 3 goals (7.18 - 4.10)
2 University University C. G. May 12 Away Unknown Won by 10 goals (13.14 - 3.1)
- Norwood M. C. G. May 19 Home 15,000 Won by 2 goals (7.8 - 5.12)
3 Melbourne M. C. G. May 24 Thursday 10.40am Home 5,000 Won by 7 goals (10.6 - 3.15)
4 Essendon M. C. G. May 26 Home Unknown Won by 6 goals (7.9 - 1.3)
5 North Melbourne M. C. G. June 02 Home 13,000 Won by 8 goals (8.15 - 0.2)
6 Geelong M. C. G. June 09 Home 18,000 Won by 2 goals (5.4 - 3.5)
- England M. C. G. June 16 Home 25,000 Won by 11 goals (14.17 - 3.8)
- Southern Tasmania Cornelian Bay Ground Hobart June 23 Away 8,000 Lost by 1 goal (6.8 - 7.4)
- City Football Club Risdon Recreational Ground* June 27 Wednesday Away 3,000 Won by 5 goals (8.6 - 3.5)
- Southern Tasmania Cornelian Bay Ground Hobart June 30 Away 3,000 Won by 1 goal (3.8 - 2.7)
7 North Melbourne Arden Street July 07 Away Unknown Drawn (2.3 - 2.8)
8 South Melbourne M. C. G. July 14 Home 30,000 Lost by 9 goals (2.6 - 11.9)
9 Williamstown Williamstown C. G. July 21 Away 3,500 Lost by 4 goals (1.4 - 5.5)
10 Fitzroy M. C. G. July 28 Home 12,000 Won by 4 goals (5.11 - 1.8)
- South Melbourne M. C. G. (Exhib. Match) August 01 Wednesday Home 20,000 Lost by 1 goal (4.5 - 5.13)
11 Richmond University Ground August 04 Home Unknown Lost by 2 goals (2.8 - 4.6)
12 Port Melbourne M. C. G. August 11 Home 7,000 Won by 1 goal (6.10 - 5.10)
13 Williamstown M. C. G. August 18 Home Unknown Won by 4 goals (7.9 - 3.6)
14 Essendon East Melbourne C. G. August 25 Away Unknown Lost by 2 goals (5.10 - 7.9)
15 Port Melbourne Port Oval September 01 Away Unknown Lost by 3 goals (3.6 - 6.14)
16 South Melbourne Lake Oval September 08 Away 23,000 Drawn (3.6 - 3.6)
17 Melbourne Friendly Societies Ground September 15 Away Unknown Won by 1 goal (7.16 - 6.12)
18 Geelong Corio Oval** September 22 Away 10,000 Drawn (6.12 - 6.11)
19 Fitzroy Brunswick Street September 29 Away Unknown Won by 3 goals (4.13 - 1.15)
- St.Kilda St.Kilda (U.S.A. Exhib. Match) December 31 Away 6,000 Won by 1 goal (2.3 - 1.4)
- Port Melbourne M. C. G. (U.S.A. Exhib. Match) January 05 1889 Home 11,000 Drawn (3.2 - 3.4)


.* May have been Cornelian Bay Ground or Risdon. It is now believed that the two grounds are the same venue. The Cornelian Bay Ground later became part of the now defunct Risdon Racecourse.
.** Geelong Cricket Ground
1888 Ladder

Pos TeamPlayed WinsLosses DrawsGoals For Goals AgainstPointsProportional Points
1South Melbourne 191522138456474.1
2Geelong 191234 97735664.84
3Williamstown 201361 77575459.4
4 Carlton1911 53100845057.89
5Richmond211182 86764850.28
6Port Melbourne 211191 97805050.0
7North Melbourne2087580804246.2
8St.Kilda21810387783839.8
9Essendon19711160803034.73
10Fitzroy18610264712834.22
11Melbourne194141521171820.84
12Ballarat*1695261454055.0
13South Ballarat*1364347383050.76
14Footscray*15510033702029.33
15Ballarat Imperials*13210136691015.71
16University*140131167722.93

The Ballarat clubs were VFA members, but did not play enough games to qualify to play for the VFA premiership.
The three clubs played each other 8 times, 4 points for a win and 2 for a draw.
Ballarat won 5, lost 2, drawn 1, 22 points. South Ballarat won 5, lost 2, drawn 1, 22 points.
Ballarat Imperials won 1, lost 7, drawn 0, points 4.
1888 Finishing order.
For the first time the premiership was decided on points with only games against Association clubs to count.
The team gaining the greatest proportion of possible points would be winners of the premiership.
-* "The last five clubs on the list did not play in sufficient number of matches to permit of their competing for the premiership, and their records are inserted only for comparison and reference." (The Australasian)

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