1901 VFA season

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1901 premiership season
Teams 9
Premiers Port Melbourne
(2nd premiership)
1900
1902

The 1901 Victorian Football Association season was the 25th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Port Melbourne Football Club; it was the second premiership in the club's history.

Ladder[edit]

The premiership was decided on the basis of the best record across sixteen rostered matches, with each club playing the others twice; in the event of a tie for first place, a playoff match would have been held to determine the premiership.

Richmond led the ladder for most of the season, but a couple of losses in the latter part of the season meant that Richmond and Port Melbourne were level with records of 12–3 entering the final week of matches. On the final Saturday, Port Melbourne 7.12 (54) defeated Prahran 3.5 (23), and Richmond 2.2 (14) was defeated by North Melbourne 4.8 (32), resulting in Port Melbourne winning the premiership without the need for a playoff.[1]

1901 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA PTS
1 Port Melbourne (P) 16 13 3 0 676 480 52
2 Richmond 16 12 4 0 681 428 48
3 North Melbourne 16 11 4 1 685 527 46
4 Williamstown 16 7 8 1 621 595 30
5 Prahran 16 7 9 0 665 659 28
6 Footscray 16 7 9 0 609 620 28
7 Essendon Town 16 7 9 0 479 606 28
8 Brunswick 16 6 10 0 619 706 24
9 West Melbourne 16 1 15 0 369 774 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[1]

Notable events[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Old Boy (2 September 1901). "The Association Clubs - Port Melbourne Premiers". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. p. 7. 
  2. ^ "Short and sharp". Williamstown Chronicle. Williamstown, VIC. 20 April 1901. p. 2. 
  3. ^ "Victorian Football Association – Opinions on the Game". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 18 April 1903. p. 15.