1973 Hawthorn Football Club season

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Hawthorn Football Club
1973 season
PresidentPhil J. Ryan
CoachJohn Kennedy, Sr.
Roy Simmonds (acting)
Captain(s)David Parkin
Home groundGlenferrie Oval
VFL season11–11 (7th)
Finals seriesDid not qualify
Best and FairestDon Scott
Leading goalkickerLeigh Matthews (51)
Highest home attendance32,101 (Round 3 vs. Essendon)
Lowest home attendance9,932 (Round 22 vs. South Melbourne)
Average home attendance16,308

The 1973 season was the Hawthorn Football Club's 49th season in the Victorian Football League and 72nd overall.

Fixture[edit]

Premiership season[edit]

Rd Date and local time Opponent Scores (Hawthorn's scores indicated in bold) Venue Attendance Record
Home Away Result
1 Saturday, 7 April (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 14.14 (98) 9.16 (70) Lost by 28 points Arden Street Oval (A) 15,934 0–1
2 Saturday, 14 April (2:10 pm) Melbourne 14.14 (98) 13.22 (100) Lost by 2 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 13,336 0–2
3 Monday, 23 April (2:10 pm) Essendon 27.8 (170) 15.12 (102) Won by 68 points VFL Park (H) 32,101 1–2
4 Saturday, 28 April (2:10 pm) Carlton 14.11 (95) 12.11 (83) Lost by 12 points Princes Park Football Ground (A) 28,872 1–3
5 Saturday, 5 May (2:10 pm) Footscray 18.16 (124) 16.12 (108) Won by 16 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 11,492 2–3
6 Saturday, 12 May (2:10 pm) Fitzroy 15.17 (107) 12.13 (85) Lost by 22 points Junction Oval (A) 10,706 2–4
7 Saturday, 19 May (2:10 pm) Geelong 19.15 (129) 9.14 (68) Won by 61 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 11,701 3–4
8 Saturday, 26 May (2:10 pm) Richmond 10.22 (82) 16.23 (119) Won by 37 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (A) 32,613 4–4
9 Monday, 4 June (2:10 pm) St Kilda 11.12 (78) 8.16 (64) Lost by 14 points Moorabbin Oval (A) 22,521 4–5
10 Saturday, 9 June (2:10 pm) Collingwood 14.11 (95) 15.18 (108) Lost by 13 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 20,053 4–6
11 Saturday, 16 June (2:10 pm) South Melbourne 11.10 (76) 17.17 (119) Won by 43 points VFL Park (A) 9,413 5–6
12 Saturday, 23 June (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 12.13 (85) 10.10 (70) Won by 15 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 12,470 6–6
13 Saturday, 30 June (2:10 pm) Melbourne 15.15 (105) 15.22 (112) Won by 7 points Melbourne Cricket Ground (A) 25,787 7–6
14 Saturday, 7 July (2:10 pm) Carlton 14.24 (108) 12.14 (86) Won by 22 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 18,406 8–6
15 Saturday, 14 July (2:10 pm) Essendon 23.13 (151) 18.8 (116) Lost by 35 points Windy Hill (A) 22,437 8–7
16 Saturday, 21 July (2:10 pm) Footscray 6.9 (45) 9.11 (65) Won by 20 points Western Oval (A) 10,987 9–7
17 Saturday, 28 July (2:10 pm) Fitzroy 15.10 (100) 9.9 (63) Won by 37 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 12,477 10–7
18 Saturday, 4 August (2:10 pm) Geelong 14.11 (95) 14.10 (94) Lost by 1 point Kardinia Park (A) 13,546 10–8
19 Saturday, 11 August (2:10 pm) Richmond 11.11 (77) 12.10 (82) Lost by 5 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 20,376 10–9
20 Saturday, 18 August (2:10 pm) St Kilda 11.11 (77) 15.8 (98) Lost by 21 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 17,042 10–10
21 Saturday, 25 August (2:10 pm) Collingwood 16.10 (106) 13.10 (88) Lost by 18 points VFL Park (A) 48,312 10–11
22 Saturday, 1 September (2:10 pm) South Melbourne 16.20 (116) 11.13 (79) Won by 37 points Glenferrie Oval (H) 9,932 11–11
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Ladder[edit]

1973 VFL ladder
Team P W L D PF PA % Pts
1 Collingwood 22 19 3 0 2356 1878 125.45 76
2 Richmond (P) 22 17 5 0 2301 1957 117.58 68
3 Carlton 22 15 7 0 2342 1850 126.59 60
4 Essendon 22 13 9 0 2443 2341 104.36 52
5 St Kilda 22 12 10 0 2024 1922 105.31 48
6 North Melbourne 22 11 10 1 1938 1986 97.58 46
7 Hawthorn 22 11 11 0 2194 2002 109.59 44
8 Fitzroy 22 9 13 0 1990 2194 90.70 36
9 Footscray 22 7 14 1 1860 2109 88.19 30
10 Melbourne 22 7 15 0 1938 2111 91.80 28
11 Geelong 22 6 16 0 1903 2426 78.44 24
12 South Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1932 2445 79.02 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFL Tables - 1973 Scores". afltables.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016.