1959 Night Series Cup

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1959 Night Series Cup
VFL Night Series Cup
Season 1959
Teams 8
Winners Fitzroy (1st title)
Runner up Hawthorn
Matches played 7
Attendance 76,200 (average 10,886 per match)

The 1959 VFL Night Premiership Cup was the Victorian Football League end of season cup competition played in September of the 1959 VFL Premiership Season. This was the fourth season of the Night Premiership Cup. Run as a knock-out tournament, it was contested by the eight VFL teams that failed to make the 1959 VFL finals series. Games were played at the Lake Oval, Albert Park, then the home ground of South Melbourne, as it was the only ground equipped to host night games. Fitzroy went on to win the night series cup, defeating Hawthorn in the final by 30 points.

Games[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Winning team Winning team score Losing team Losing team score Ground Crowd Date
South Melbourne 17.10 (112) North Melbourne 13.14 (92) Lake Oval 15,800 Thursday, 3 September
Hawthorn 11.17 (83) St Kilda 4.7 (31) Lake Oval 12,400 Monday, 7 September
Geelong 9.16 (70) Footscray 9.11 (65) Lake Oval 12,000 Thursday, 10 September
Fitzroy 19.18 (132) Richmond 6.11 (47) Lake Oval 2,600 Monday, 14 September

Semi Finals[edit]

Winning team Winning team score Losing team Losing team score Ground Crowd Date
Hawthorn 13.14 (92) South Melbourne 13.10 (88) Lake Oval 16,100 Thursday, 17 September
Fitzroy 10.16 (76) Geelong 6.14 (50) Lake Oval 8,100 Tuesday, 22 September

Final[edit]

Winning team Winning team score Losing team Losing team score Ground Crowd Date
Fitzroy 10.10 (70) Hawthorn 4.16 (40) Lake Oval 9,200 Monday, 28 September

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