1895 VFA season

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1895 premiership season
Teams 13
Premiers Fitzroy
(1st premiership)
Matches played 117
1894
1896

The 1895 Victorian Football Association season was the 19th season of the Australian rules football competition. The season was opened on 4 May, and concluded on 21 September. Fitzroy won the premiership by six points, with a record of 12 wins, 5 draws and one loss. It was Fitzroy's first VFA premiership.

Premiership season[edit]

In 1895, the VFA competition consisted of thirteen teams of 20 on-the-field players each. Unless otherwise noted, matches began at 3pm. Because there was an odd number of teams, at least one team had a bye each week; the idle club often travelled to Ballarat to play one of the local senior clubs in a non-premiership match. When reporting match scores in 1895, the number of goals and behinds scored by each team is given; however, only the number of goals scored is considered when determining the result of a match.

Round 1[edit]

Round 1[1]
Saturday, 4 May Essendon 8.17 def. Richmond 4.3 East Melbourne Cricket Ground [2]
Saturday, 4 May Melbourne 10.10 def. South Melbourne 7.8 Melbourne Cricket Ground [2]
Saturday, 4 May Geelong 11.11 def. North Melbourne 2.3 Corio Oval [2]
Saturday, 4 May Footscray 3.9 def. by Fitzroy 5.5 Western Reserve [2]
Saturday, 4 May Port Melbourne 3.5 def. by Collingwood 6.3 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground [2]
Saturday, 4 May Williamstown 7.3 def. St Kilda 4.8 Williamstown Cricket Ground [2]
Bye: Carlton

Round 2[edit]

Round 2[3]
Saturday, 11 May Port Melbourne 2.3 def. by Essendon 4.7 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground [4]
Saturday, 11 May Collingwood 2.1 def. by Melbourne 6.9 Victoria Park [4]
Saturday, 11 May St Kilda 4.3 def. South Melbourne 3.12 St Kilda Cricket Ground [4]
Saturday, 11 May Geelong 10.15 def. Carlton 3.2 Corio Oval [4]
Saturday, 11 May Fitzroy 3.13 def. Williamstown 2.2 Fitzroy Cricket Ground [4]
Saturday, 11 May Richmond 9.5 def. Footscray 5.16 Richmond Cricket Ground [4]
Bye: North Melbourne

Round 3[edit]

Round 3[5]
Saturday, 18 May Essendon 3.6 def. by Melbourne 5.10 East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 12,000) [6]
Saturday, 18 May Fitzroy 3.13 def. South Melbourne 2.9 Fitzroy Cricket Ground [6]
Saturday, 18 May Footscray 2.4 def. by Geelong 4.8 Western Reserve [6]
Saturday, 18 May North Melbourne 4.6 def. by Port Melbourne 5.2[7] North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [6]
Saturday, 18 May St Kilda 4.5 def. by Collingwood 6.8 St Kilda Cricket Ground [6]
Saturday, 18 May Carlton 7.10 def. Richmond 1.9 University Cricket Ground [6]
Bye: Williamstown

Round 4[edit]

Round 4 (Queen's Birthday)[8]
Friday, 24 May North Melbourne 4.7 def. by South Melbourne 10.11 North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [9]
Friday, 24 May Carlton 6.8 def. St Kilda 3.3 Melbourne Cricket Ground [9]
Friday 24 May Geelong 7.10 def. Fitzroy 1.3 Corio Oval [9]
Saturday, 25 May Melbourne 10.11 def. Footscray 5.10 Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 5,000) [10]
Saturday, 25 May Collingwood 7.11 def. Richmond 2.4 Victoria Park [10]
Saturday, 25 May Port Melbourne 4.6 drew with Williamstown 4.9 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground [10]
Bye: Essendon

Round 5[edit]

Round 5[11]
Saturday, 1 June St Kilda 3.7 def. by North Melbourne 4.10 St Kilda Cricket Ground [12]
Saturday, 1 June Geelong 15.13 def. Port Melbourne 3.2 Corio Oval [12]
Saturday, 1 June South Melbourne 3.10 def. Collingwood 2.10 South Melbourne Cricket Ground [12]
Saturday, 1 June Essendon 6.10 def. Williamstown 3.3 East Melbourne Cricket Ground [12]
Saturday, 1 June Fitzroy 9.14 def. Richmond 2.5 Fitzroy Cricket Ground [12]
Saturday, 1 June Carlton 3.8 def. by Footscray 6.5 University Cricket Ground [12]
Bye: Melbourne

Round 6[edit]

Round 6[13]
Saturday, 15 June Geelong 8.11 def. South Melbourne 1.8 Corio Oval (crowd: 5,000) [14]
Saturday, 15 June Essendon 3.9[15] drew with Fitzroy 3.8[15] East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 6,000) [14]
Saturday, 15 June Melbourne 6.13 def. North Melbourne 3.8 Melbourne Cricket Ground [14]
Saturday, 15 June Williamstown 7.7 def. Footscray 5.6 Williamstown Cricket Ground [14]
Saturday, 15 June Richmond 6.14 drew with St Kilda 6.9 Richmond Cricket Ground [14]
Saturday, 15 June Carlton 4.3 def. by Collingwood 5.8 University Cricket Ground [14]
Bye: Port Melbourne

Round 7[edit]

Round 7[16]
Saturday, 22 June South Melbourne 7.9 def. Port Melbourne 6.6 South Melbourne Cricket Ground [17]
Saturday, 22 June Williamstown 5.8 def. North Melbourne 4.9 Williamstown Cricket Ground [17]
Saturday, 22 June Geelong 9.11 def. St Kilda 3.10 Corio Oval [17]
Saturday, 22 June Fitzroy 2.12 drew with Carlton 2.3 Fitzroy Cricket Ground [17]
Saturday, 22 June Richmond 7.9 def. by Melbourne 15.13 Richmond Cricket Ground [17]
Saturday, 22 June Collingwood 4.2 def. Essendon 3.9 Victoria Park [17]
Bye: Footscray

Round 8[edit]

Round 8[18]
Saturday, 29 June South Melbourne 9.5 def. Essendon 7.10 South Melbourne Cricket Ground [19]
Saturday, 29 June North Melbourne 1.6 def. by Fitzroy 6.10 North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [19]
Saturday, 29 June Footscray 5.5 def. Collingwood 4.3 Western Reserve [19]
Saturday, 29 June Williamstown 4.10 def. by Geelong 9.10 Williamstown Cricket Ground [19]
Saturday, 29 June Melbourne 8.11 def. Carlton 1.3 Melbourne Cricket Ground [19]
Saturday, 29 June St Kilda 3.8 def. by Port Melbourne 5.4 St Kilda Cricket Ground [19]
Bye: Richmond

Round 9[edit]

Round 9[20]
Saturday, 6 July Footscray 4.6 drew with Port Melbourne 4.8 Western Reserve [21]
Saturday, 6 July Carlton 2.2 def. North Melbourne 1.9 Melbourne Cricket Ground[22] [21]
Saturday, 6 July Richmond 5.3 drew with South Melbourne 5.17 Richmond Cricket Ground [21]
Saturday, 6 July St Kilda 3.8 def. by Essendon 7.10 St Kilda Cricket Ground [21]
Saturday, 6 July Williamstown 2.1 def. by Melbourne 3.9 Williamstown Cricket Ground [21]
Saturday, 6 July Geelong 6.8 def. Collingwood 1.5 Corio Oval [21]
Bye: Fitzroy

Round 10[edit]

Round 10[23]
Saturday, 13 July Footscray 7.11 def. Essendon 6.12 Western Reserve [24]
Saturday, 13 July Fitzroy 2.4 def. Melbourne 1.3 Fitzroy Cricket Ground [24]
Saturday, 13 July North Melbourne 1.3 def. by Collingwood 2.4 North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [24]
Saturday, 13 July Richmond 4.3 def. by Geelong 14.19 Richmond Cricket Ground [24]
Saturday, 13 July Port Melbourne 5.3 def. Carlton 3.3 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground [24]
Saturday, 13 July South Melbourne 3.7 def. Williamstown 0.6 South Melbourne Cricket Ground [24]
Bye: St Kilda

Round 11[edit]

Round 11[25]
Saturday, 20 July Essendon 10.5 def. Geelong 5.15 East Melbourne Cricket Ground [26]
Saturday, 20 July Melbourne 6.11 def. Port Melbourne 2.3 Melbourne Cricket Ground [26]
Saturday, 20 July Collingwood 2.3 drew with Fitzroy 2.4 Victoria Park [26]
Saturday, 20 July North Melbourne 1.9 def. by Richmond 2.8 North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [26]
Saturday, 20 July St Kilda 3.11 def. by Footscray 5.4 St Kilda Cricket Ground [26]
Saturday, 20 July Carlton 6.5 def. Williamstown 5.4 University Cricket Ground [26]
Bye: South Melbourne

Round 12[edit]

Round 12[27]
Saturday, 27 July Essendon 3.5 def. Carlton 1.7 East Melbourne Cricket Ground [28]
Saturday, 27 July Melbourne 3.8 def. by Geelong 9.9 Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 20,000) [28]
Saturday, 27 July South Melbourne 7.7 def. Footscray 2.1 South Melbourne Cricket Ground [28]
Saturday, 27 July Fitzroy 7.18 def. St Kilda 2.5 Fitzroy Cricket Ground [28]
Saturday, 27 July North Melbourne 6.13 def. Williamstown 2.0 North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [28]
Saturday, 27 July Richmond 6.4 drew with Port Melbourne 6.8 Richmond Cricket Ground [28]
Bye: Collingwood

Round 13[edit]

Round 13[29]
Saturday, 3 August Footscray 4.1 def. by Collingwood 5.10 Western Reserve [30]
Saturday, 3 August Melbourne 3.9 def. St Kilda 2.7 Melbourne Cricket Ground [30]
Saturday, 3 August Essendon 2.7 def. by North Melbourne 3.9 East Melbourne Cricket Ground [30]
Saturday, 3 August Carlton 3.4 def. by South Melbourne 5.7 University Cricket Ground [30]
Saturday, 3 August Port Melbourne 2.14 def. by Fitzroy 6.7 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground [30]
Saturday, 3 August Williamstown 4.19 def. by Richmond 5.4 Williamstown Cricket Ground [30]
Bye: Geelong

Round 14[edit]

Round 14[31]
Saturday, 10 August St Kilda 5.10 def. Carlton 1.10 St Kilda Cricket Ground [32]
Saturday, 10 August Richmond 4.9 def. by Fitzroy 7.11 Richmond Cricket Ground [32]
Saturday, 10 August South Melbourne 6.9 def. Geelong 3.12 South Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 7,000) [32]
Saturday, 10 August Melbourne 4.2 def. by Essendon 7.12 Melbourne Cricket Ground [32]
Saturday, 10 August Footscray 3.7 def. by North Melbourne 4.7 Western Reserve [32]
Saturday, 10 August Collingwood 5.14 def. Williamstown 1.9 Victoria Park [32]
Bye: Port Melbourne

Round 15[edit]

Round 15[33]
Saturday, 17 August Geelong 8.6 def. Essendon 6.4 Corio Oval [34]
Saturday, 17 August Melbourne 2.4 def. by Fitzroy 4.8 Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 8,000) [34]
Saturday, 17 August North Melbourne 6.6 def. South Melbourne 1.7 North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [34]
Saturday, 17 August Footscray 5.12 def. Williamstown 3.5 Western Reserve [34]
Saturday, 17 August Port Melbourne 4.15 def. St Kilda 3.3 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground [34]
Saturday, 17 August Richmond 5.4 def. by Collingwood 7.11 Richmond Cricket Ground [34]
Bye: Carlton

Round 16[edit]

Round 16[35]
Saturday, 24 August Essendon 3.13 def. by South Melbourne 6.15 East Melbourne Cricket Ground [36]
Saturday, 24 August North Melbourne 2.3 def. by Melbourne 4.4 North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [36]
Saturday, 24 August Footscray 2.3 def. by Fitzroy 5.8 Western Reserve [36]
Saturday, 24 August Collingwood 5.3 def. Geelong 4.2 Victoria Park [36]
Saturday, 24 August St Kilda 7.7 def. Richmond 6.8 St Kilda Cricket Ground [36]
Saturday, 24 August Carlton 3.3 def. Port Melbourne 2.6 University Cricket Ground [36]
Bye: Williamstown

Round 17[edit]

Round 17[37]
Saturday, 31 August Fitzroy 4.13 def. Geelong 2.4 Fitzroy Cricket Ground [38]
Saturday, 31 August South Melbourne 3.3[39] def. by Melbourne 6.13 South Melbourne Cricket Ground [38]
Saturday, 31 August Collingwood 3.8 drew with North Melbourne 3.3 Victoria Park [38]
Saturday, 31 August Essendon 4.11 def. Footscray 3.3 East Melbourne Cricket Ground [38]
Saturday, 31 August Port Melbourne 8.8 def. Richmond 2.8 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground [38]
Saturday, 31 August Williamstown 3.11 def. Carlton 2.6 Williamstown Cricket Ground [38]
Bye: St Kilda

Round 18[edit]

Round 18[40]
Saturday, 7 September Fitzroy 5.5 drew with Essendon 5.7 Fitzroy Cricket Ground (crowd: 10,000) [41]
Saturday, 7 September Geelong 4.9 def. Melbourne 3.7 Corio Oval [41]
Saturday, 7 September Footscray 7.3 def. South Melbourne 3.5 Western Reserve [41]
Saturday, 7 September Williamstown 6.5 def. Port Melbourne 3.4[42] Williamstown Cricket Ground [41]
Saturday, 7 September Richmond 5.6 def. Carlton 4.8 Richmond Cricket Ground [41]
Saturday, 7 September North Melbourne 9.7 def. St Kilda 4.4 North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [41]
Bye: Collingwood

Round 19[edit]

Round 19[43]
Saturday, 14 September North Melbourne 6.2 def. Essendon 4.6 North Melbourne Recreation Reserve [44]
Saturday, 14 September Footscray 5.8 def. by Melbourne 7.9 Western Reserve [44]
Saturday, 14 September South Melbourne 3.5 drew with Fitzroy 3.4 South Melbourne Cricket Ground [44]
Saturday, 14 September Port Melbourne 1.0 def. Geelong 0.9 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground [44]
Saturday, 14 September St Kilda 4.7 def. by Williamstown 7.9 St Kilda Cricket Ground [44]
Saturday, 14 September Collingwood 7.6 def. Carlton 3.1 Victoria Park [44]
Bye: Richmond

Round 20[edit]

Round 20[45]
Saturday, 21 September Port Melbourne 7.9 def. Richmond 5.3 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground [46]
Saturday, 21 September St Kilda 1.5 drew with Carlton 1.10 Victoria Park [46]
Saturday, 21 September Williamstown 4.7 def. by Collingwood 10.4 Williamstown Cricket Ground [46]
Bye: Essendon, Fitzroy, Footscray, Geelong, Melbourne, North Melbourne, South Melbourne

Ladder[edit]

1895 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF GA PTS
1 Fitzroy (P) 18 12 1 5 77 47 58
2 Collingwood 18 12 4 2 83 63 52
Geelong 18 13 5 0 128 62 52
Melbourne 18 13 5 0 102 70 52
5 South Melbourne 18 9 7 2 84 82 40
6 Essendon 18 8 8 2 91 81 36
7 Port Melbourne 18 7 8 3 72 87 34
8 North Melbourne 18 7 10 1 64 75 30
9 Footscray 18 6 11 1 78 93 26
Williamstown 18 6 11 1 69 85 26
11 Carlton 18 5 11 2 55 77 24
12 Richmond 18 4 11 3 80 127 22
13 St Kilda 18 3 13 2 64 96 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, (P) = Premiers Source[46]

The Association had no formal tie-breakers in cases where clubs were equal on premiership points.

Premiership[edit]

Fitzroy was the winner of the 1895 premiership with 58 points, finishing six points clear of Geelong, Collingwood and Melbourne, who finished equal-second on 52 points. Fitzroy finished with fewer wins than either Geelong or Melbourne, and scored 51 goals fewer than Geelong, but it lost only one match for the season, and conceded 15 goals fewer than any other team. The premiership was the first in the history of the Fitzroy Football Club.[46]

Fitzroy was unbeaten in its last fourteen matches, coming from behind to claim the premiership from Geelong and Melbourne. Geelong, who had begun the season with a ten-match winning streak, and Melbourne, who had begun the season with an eight-match winning streak, were considered most likely to win the premiership at mid-season, but both teams' form deteriorated in the second half of the season to finish 13–5.

Fitzroy officially clinched the premiership in Round 19, its last match for the season; both Fitzroy's draw against South Melbourne and Geelong's unusual 0.9 – 1.0 loss to Port Melbourne separately ensured that Fitzroy could not be matched or passed for first place.[44]

Leading goalkickers[edit]

The leading goalkicker for the season was Decoit of Geelong, kicking 42 goals. He finished comfortably ahead of the second-placed Archie Smith of Collingwood. The high-scoring Geelong team produced three of the top five goalkickers for the season.[47]

Player Team Goals
David Decoit Geelong 42
Archie Smith Collingwood 27
Jim Grace Fitzroy 24
Eddy James Geelong 24
Henry McShane Geelong 20

Notable events[edit]

Non-premiership matches[edit]

Association teams often played exhibition matches separate to the premiership season, particularly during bye weeks. This is not a complete list of all such matches, but is a selection of the most notable such games in 1895.

Charity Saturday[edit]

On the Saturday between Rounds 5 and 6, a charity event was held. Although the league had previously held charity days during the premiership season, this was the first time that the premiership season had been suspended entirely to accommodate the event. Two shortened matches, each lasting approximately one hour and played across two separate periods, were played as part of the event; two pairs of fierce rivals were selected to maximise interest in the matches. The charity event trialled the use of boundary umpires.[49]

Charity Saturday
Saturday, 8 June (3:00 pm) Fitzroy 3.10 drew with Collingwood 3.5 East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 7,000) [49]
Saturday, 8 June (4:00 pm) Melbourne 5.9 def. Essendon 1.0 East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 7,000) [49]

Additionally, a 130-yard sprint race, open to any Association players and run without handicap, was held. The race was won by Drew of Port Melbourne; Palmer of Essendon finished second and Morton of Footscray finished third.[49]

Norwood's tour of Victoria[edit]

South Australia's Norwood Football Club, winners of the 1894 South Australian Football Association (SAFA) premiership, undertook a two-week tour of Victoria in May and June, playing five exhibition matches against Association clubs. Norwood finished with one win and two draws from the five matches; but financially the tour proved to be a disaster for the club, with the £30 it earned from gate takings not coming close to covering the £200 it cost the club to complete the tour.

Norwood's tour of Victoria
Friday, 24 May (11:00 am) Essendon 7.12 def. by Norwood 9.8 East Melbourne Cricket Ground [9]
Tuesday, 28 May Collingwood 3.2 drew with Norwood 3.6 Victoria Park [50]
Thursday, 30 May South Melbourne 5.8 drew with Norwood 5.5 South Melbourne Cricket Ground [51]
Saturday, 1 June Melbourne 8.13 def. Norwood 6.9 Melbourne Cricket Ground [12]
Monday, 3 June Combined Ballarat 11.14 def. Norwood 4.3 Saxon Paddock [52]

Other notable matches[edit]

  • On the Saturday prior to Round 1, the defending premiers Essendon played the traditional match against a combined team of juniors at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground. Essendon, fielding twenty players against the juniors' twenty-three, won by the score of 13.15 to 3.3.
  • On Sunday, 30 September, premiers Fitzroy faced a Combined Ballarat team at Saxon Paddock. The Combined Ballarat team won by the score of 7.8 to 5.4.

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  7. ^ The Age alternatively gives Port Melbourne's score as 5.4. Half-Back (20 May 1895). "The Football Season". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 6. 
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