1943 VFL Lightning Premiership

The 1943 VFL Lightning Premiership was an Australian rules football knockout competition played entirely on Saturday 24, July. It was played during a weeks break of the Victorian Football Leagues's 1943 VFL season between rounds 11 and 12 with all games being played at Princes Park. The competition was played as a wartime charities fundraiser between the league's top four clubs. This was the third time a lightning premiership had been contested in the VFL. Approximately 11,000 people attended the three match competition. Essendon won the competition by 8 points, defeating Fitzroy in the final.

1943 VFL Lightning Premiership
Season1943
Teams4
WinnersEssendon (1st title)
Matches played3

MatchesEdit

Semi finalsEdit

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Date
Fitzroy 5.4 (34) Hawthorn 3.6 (24) Princes Park Saturday, 24 July
Essendon 2.6 (18) Richmond 1.2 (8) Princes Park Saturday, 24 July

Grand finalEdit

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Ground Date
Fitzroy 3.3 (21) Essendon 4.5 (29) Princes Park Saturday, 24 July

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