24 Dec 2020

 
   
 

 

 
 
Odd and Unique Scores and Margins 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • The highest combined score in the first quarter is 110 points.
    Melbourne 9.1-55 v Nth Melbourne 9.1-55  round 5 1991.
     

  • The lowest aggregate score in the first quarter is 1 point. Geelong 0.0-0 v WB/Footscray 0.1-1, round 1 1965.

    Lowest since the above: 4 pts. 
    Essendon
    0.2-2  v GWS Giants 0.2-2, round 10 2020.
     

  • The highest aggregate score for a second quarter is 121 points. 
    Fitzroy
    12.6-78 v St Kilda 7.1-43, round 17 1983.

     

  • The lowest aggregate score in the second quarter is 1 point. Melbourne 0.1-1 v Carlton 0.0-0 round 7 1903.
     
    Lowest in the last 30 seasons: 3 pts. 
    West Coast
    0.2-2 v Melbourne 0.1-1 in round 1 1991
    Adelaide
    0.3-3 v Fremantle 0.0-0, round 7 2019.
     
  • The highest aggregate score for a third quarter is 106 points:
    Melbourne
    9.2-56 v Nth Melbourne 8.2-50 round 7 1982
    Nth Melbourne 5.3-33 v Hawthorn 11.7-73 round 5, 1988 
    Nth Melbourne
    9.2-56 v Geelong 7.8-50 round 13 1992.

  • The lowest aggregate score in the third quarter is 1 point.
    Melbourne 0.0-0 v Essendon 0.1-1 round 4 1903.  


    Lowest in the last 30 seasons: 3 pts.
    Geelong
    0.2-2 v Collingwood 0.1-1 Semi-final 2020.

  • The highest aggregate score for a last quarter is 115 points.
    North Melbourne 10.2-62 v Richmond 8.5-53 round 5 1989.
     

  • The lowest aggregate score in the last quarter is 0 points
    Fitzroy v Collingwood round 13 1901.

    Lowest in the last 30 seasons:: 3 pts. 
    Richmond
    0.1-1 v West Coast 0.2-2, round 14, 1996.

  •  Round 22 2008 had 6 matches where the margin was 10 goals or more - the most in the one round to the end of 2020. ( The previous highest was 5 in round 22 2006.)

  • Teams having 100 or more scored against them have managed to win the match 15.38% of the time. Essendon has won near a quarter of matches (22.45%) where their opponent scored 100 or more, GWS Giants  have managed to win only 2 of 70 matches where they conceded 100 points (2.86%).
     
  • If you add together every score since 1897, the average score (rounded to nearest whole number) is 12 goals 12 behinds.
  • The average score in the first quarter of AFL history (1897-1927) was: 8 goals 11 behinds
  • The average score in the 2nd quarter of  AFL history (1928-1958) was 12 goals 13 behinds
     

  • The average score in the 3rd quarter of AFL history (1959-1989) was 13 goals 13 behinds. 
     

  • The average score in the last quarter of  AFL history (1990--2020) has been 13 goals 12 behinds. (9 goals 8 behinds in 2020)

    With minor variations these averages hold true for individual teams. 

     

  • Although Carlton and Collingwood each have (after 124 seasons) an average score of 12.13, Collingwood has scored 12.13 as a final score in 30 matches out of 2,576 (1.167%) while Carlton has scored 12.13 - 16 times in 2,530 matches (0.63%).

     

  • The team with current highest percentage of scores being 12 goals 13 behinds is Fremantle with 1.55% (9/582)

 

 

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  • Essendon has the highest score by a team losing all 4 quarters.
round 22 1977
Essendon 5.4-34   9.6-60   15.10-100   19.16-130
Hawthorn 6.6-42   10.12-72   18.16-124   25.18-168
  -8   -4   -12   -14
  • There have only been two instances of where a team defeated the same opponent twice in the same year by 1 point. Both involved Fitzroy.
round 15 1952
Fitzroy 1.5-11   3.9-27   4.13-37   5.15-45
Carlton 2.4-16   3.5-23   4.10-34   5.14-44
semi final 1952 
Fitzroy 2.1-13   6.3-39   8.5-53   10.9-69
Carlton 0.5-5   3.10-28   7.15-57   8.20-68
round 5 1978
Fitzroy 5.4-34   8.6-54   11.10-76   15.12-102
Hawthorn 4.4-28   7.11-53   11.14-80   14.17-101
round 16 1978
Fitzroy 4.3-27   12.7-79   16.8-104   18.14-122
Hawthorn 3.6-24   8.10-58   14.14-98   17.19.121
(Fitzroy finished 9th in 1978 - Hawthorn were Premiers.)
  • There have only been three instances where in the same season two teams have won and lost against each other by 1 point. Two have involved Geelong and two have involved Sydney/SM. The results of the two Sydney/West Coast Finals of 2006 are particularly remarkable.
round 9 1974
Sydney/SM 1.1-7   7.2-44   12.4-76   17.7-109
Geelong 8.4-52   11.7-73   12.12-84   16.12-108
round 20 1974 
Geelong 2.2-14   7.4-46   10.5-65   12.14-86
Sydney/SM 2.3-15   4.5-29   9.7-61   13.7-85
round 4 2006
WB/Footscray 3.5-23   8.9-57   10.11-71   14.14-98
Geelong 4.2-26   8.5-53   10.10-70   14.13-97
round 16 2006
Geelong 2.3-15   7.4-56   11.8-74   13.12-90
WB/Footscray 4.2-26   8.3-51   11.8-74   13.11-89
qualifying final 2006
Sydney/SM 3.2-20   7.3-45   10.6-66   13.7.85
West Coast 2.3-15   4.6-30   9.9-63   12.12-84
grand final 2006
West Coast 4.2-26   8.7-55   10.10-70   12.13-85
Sydney/SM 1.4-10   4.6-30   8.11-59   12.12-84
In 6 consecutive meetings from the 2005 Qualifying final to round 1, 2007 the greatest margin between Sydney and West Coast was 4 points.
  • There have only been 2 matches where the quarter time margin was 1 point and the scores were even at half and three quarter time.

     
    round 16 1947
    Essendon 1.5-11   4.8-32   7.10-42   13.16-94
    Carlton 1.4-10   4.8-32   7.10-42   7.12-54
      1   0   0   40
    round 4 2000
    Collingwood 3.3-21   7.6-48   12.9-81   15.16-106
    Sydney/SM 3.2-20   7.6-48   12.9-81   15.11-101
      1   0   0   5