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May 14, 2011

Highest scoring quarters in an AFL game

Filed under: sport — ckrao @ 7:28 am

The other week Essendon scored 15 goals in the first quarter against AFL newcomers Gold Coast. It turns out that this was the second highest score by a team in a quarter in the 114-year history of the league.

17.4 106 Q4 South Melbourne 2.5 6.7 12.11 29.15 189 St Kilda 0.0 2.2 2.6 2.6 18 Lake Oval 26-Jul-1919
15.4 94 Q1 Essendon 15.4 18.4 25.8 31.11 197 Gold Coast 0.1 5.3 7.5 8.10 58 Docklands 01-May-2011
14.3 87 Q4 Geelong 7.4 16.9 23.14 37.17 239 Brisbane Bears 2.2 2.4 7.8 11.9 75 Carrara 03-May-1992
14.2 86 Q2 Adelaide 5.1 19.3 23.6 26.10 166 Fitzroy 1.4 1.5 3.11 9.13 67 Football Park 28-Jul-1996
14.1 85 Q2 Carlton 1.4 15.5 22.9 27.13 175 Essendon 5.1 9.2 13.3 15.5 95 Windy Hill 05-Jul-1975
13.7 85 Q4 Sydney 5.4 15.8 23.13 36.20 236 Essendon 5.2 8.2 10.5 11.7 73 S.C.G. 26-Jul-1987
13.6 84 Q4 Brisbane Lions 3.4 9.9 12.15 25.21 171 Fremantle 6.2 8.4 15.6 19.8 122 Gabba 29-Apr-2001

Essendon ended up scoring 20 more goals than behinds (31-11), just 3 shy of the record of 23 set by Geelong against Richmond (35-12) in 2007.

Edit (July 30 2011): Geelong today scored 37-11 against Melbourne so the new record is 26 more goals than behinds.

References

http://stats.rleague.com/afl/teams/allteams/qh.html

http://stats.rleague.com/afl/teams/allteams/gamer.html

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