Australian Football

AustralianFootball.com Celebrating the history of the great Australian game

 

AFL - KEY FACTS

Official name
Australian Football League

Known as
AFL

Former name
Victorian Football League (V/AFL), 1897-1989

Duration
1897–2022

Headquarters
140 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, VIC, 3008

Phone
1300 722 515

Website
afl.com.au

Affiliated competitions (Current)
Premiership Season 1897-2022; Women's Premiership Season 2017-2022; Women's Under-18 Championships 2010-2022; Night/Pre-Season Competition 1956-2022; Under-19 Championships 1953-2022

Affiliated competitions (Historical)
AFLX 2018-2019; Women's Winter Series 2018-2019; Women's Exhibition Series 2013-2016; Reserves 1919-1999; Under 19s 1946-1991


Premiership Season

Official Name
V/AFL Premiership Season

Duration
1897–2022

Affiliated clubs (Current)
Carlton (VIC) 1897-2022; Collingwood (VIC) 1897-2022; Essendon (VIC) 1897-2022; Geelong (VIC) 1897-2022; Melbourne (VIC) 1897-2022; Sydney (VIC) 1897-2022; St. Kilda (VIC) 1897-2022; Richmond (VIC) 1908-2022; North Melbourne (VIC) 1925-2022; Western Bulldogs (VIC) 1925-2022; Hawthorn (VIC) 1925-2022; Brisbane (QLD) 1987-2022; West Coast (WA) 1987-2022; Adelaide (SA) 1991-2022; Fremantle (WA) 1995-2022; Port Adelaide (SA) 1997-2022; Gold Coast (QLD) 2011-2022; Greater Western Sydney (NSW) 2012-2022

Affiliated clubs (Historical)
Fitzroy (VIC) 1897-1996; University (VIC) 1908-1914

Affiliated grounds (Current)
Adelaide Oval; Bellerive Oval; Carrara Stadium; Cazaly's Stadium; Docklands; Eureka Stadium; Gabba; Kardinia Park; M.C.G.; Manuka Oval; Marrara Stadium; Perth Stadium; S.C.G.; Stadium Australia; Sydney Showground; Traeger Park; York Park

Affiliated grounds (Historical)
Albury Sports Ground; Arden Street; Blacktown; Brisbane Exhibition Ground; Brunswick Street; Canberra Stadium; Coburg City Oval; Corio Oval; East Melbourne; Euroa Memorial Oval; Football Park; Glenferrie Oval; Jiangwan Stadium; Junction Oval; Lake Oval; Moorabbin Oval; North Hobart Oval; Olympic Park; Princes Park; Punt Road; Riverway Stadium; Subiaco Oval; Toorak Park; Victoria Park; W.A.C.A.; Waverley Park; Wellington Stadium; Whitten Oval; Windy Hill; Yallourn Oval; Yarraville Oval

1978 V/AFL Premiership Season

 
 

1978 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 North Melbourne 22 16 6 0 2407 1991 120.89 64
2 Hawthorn 22 16 6 0 2496 2120 117.74 64
3 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2347 2072 113.27 60
4 Carlton 22 14 8 0 2329 1994 116.80 56
5 Geelong 22 12 10 0 2153 2104 102.33 48
6 St. Kilda 22 11 10 1 2330 2503 93.09 46
7 Richmond 22 10 11 1 2459 2389 102.93 42
8 South Melbourne 22 9 13 0 2390 2383 100.29 36
9 Fitzroy 22 8 14 0 2258 2339 96.54 32
10 Essendon 22 8 14 0 2203 2337 94.27 32
11 Footscray 22 7 15 0 2272 2508 90.59 28
12 Melbourne 22 5 17 0 2025 2929 69.14 20
  H&A 132 131 131 1 27669 27669 100.00 528
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1194 1194 100.00 24
  Total 138 137 137 1 28863 28863 100.00 552

1978 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | EF | QF | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon5.37.513.719.9 123 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Windy Hill23,562
South Melbourne2.56.98.1514.18 102 Essendon won by 21 points[Stats]
Fitzroy4.38.311.515.11 101 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Junction Oval17,031
St. Kilda1.49.814.1016.13 109 St. Kilda won by 8 points[Stats]
Geelong5.37.79.1011.10 76 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park27,463
Collingwood3.47.912.1317.16 118 Collingwood won by 42 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.67.1114.1122.15 147 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park11,986
Melbourne2.44.56.109.14 68 Hawthorn won by 79 points[Stats]
Richmond5.712.1118.1325.24 174 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.49,511
Carlton3.37.711.1114.13 97 Richmond won by 77 points[Stats]
Footscray2.49.710.1111.14 80 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Western Oval20,420
North Melbourne6.311.518.723.11 149 North Melbourne won by 69 points[Stats]

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.65.88.1413.17 95 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park18,932
Geelong4.49.810.1215.19 109 Geelong won by 14 points[Stats]
Collingwood6.613.1217.1522.23 155 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Victoria Park34,665
Essendon4.65.811.1512.16 88 Collingwood won by 67 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.714.1520.2024.23 167 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.15,613
Fitzroy5.38.716.1323.19 157 Melbourne won by 10 points[Stats]
North Melbourne5.211.519.1025.16 166 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street22,505
Richmond3.36.69.614.9 93 North Melbourne won by 73 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.211.514.1320.17 137 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval18,540
Footscray7.511.1013.1419.16 130 St. Kilda won by 7 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.08.112.516.8 104 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Lake Oval15,072
Hawthorn4.109.1515.2018.24 132 Hawthorn won by 28 points[Stats]

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton2.37.1010.1313.20 98 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park18,039
Melbourne2.85.117.1511.19 85 Carlton won by 13 points[Stats]
Essendon6.58.710.1115.15 105 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Windy Hill16,549
Fitzroy3.47.1010.1314.17 101 Essendon won by 4 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.46.712.1216.15 111 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park39,097
Hawthorn2.39.811.912.14 86 North Melbourne won by 25 points[Stats]
Richmond4.108.1114.1316.14 110 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.35,602
St. Kilda2.37.911.1615.20 110 Richmond drew with St. Kilda[Report]  [Stats]
South Melbourne7.49.714.918.11 119 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Lake Oval20,719
Collingwood4.58.1112.1314.18 102 South Melbourne won by 17 points[Stats]
Footscray3.56.138.1410.16 76 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Western Oval16,949
Geelong6.18.315.921.14 140 Geelong won by 64 points[Stats]

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.79.712.816.8 104 Sat 22-Apr-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park34,516
Essendon3.36.812.1219.17 131 Essendon won by 27 points[Stats]
Collingwood4.58.913.1214.19 103 Sat 22-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Victoria Park29,577
Hawthorn4.27.813.1115.15 105 Hawthorn won by 2 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.56.911.1021.17 143 Sat 22-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Junction Oval13,664
South Melbourne6.39.816.1218.16 124 Fitzroy won by 19 points[Stats]
Geelong3.55.1112.1418.17 125 Sat 22-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park20,566
Richmond2.17.59.615.8 98 Geelong won by 27 points[Stats]
Melbourne5.411.714.1218.19 127 Sat 22-Apr-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.14,865
Footscray4.55.911.1118.12 120 Melbourne won by 7 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.68.1110.1314.16 100 Sat 22-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval29,117
North Melbourne5.78.813.1717.17 119 North Melbourne won by 19 points[Stats]

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Richmond3.37.414.919.16 130 Tue 25-Apr-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.34,212
Melbourne5.26.86.108.11 59 Richmond won by 71 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.47.514.1414.14 98 Tue 25-Apr-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park43,388
Geelong5.36.106.109.11 65 St. Kilda won by 33 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.47.1111.1414.17 101 Sat 29-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park13,788
Fitzroy5.48.611.1015.12 102 Fitzroy won by 1 point[Stats]
North Melbourne3.311.414.519.10 124 Sat 29-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street31,424
Collingwood7.411.714.1117.13 115 North Melbourne won by 9 points[Stats]
South Melbourne6.310.514.518.9 117 Sat 29-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Lake Oval20,383
Carlton3.47.614.1117.14 116 South Melbourne won by 1 point[Stats]
Footscray1.56.89.1415.20 110 Sat 29-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Western Oval20,328
Essendon5.311.512.1313.15 93 Footscray won by 17 points[Stats]

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton2.49.714.1119.12 126 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park19,649
Hawthorn3.410.515.1224.13 157 Hawthorn won by 31 points[Stats]
Essendon6.211.613.1222.18 150 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm Windy Hill21,946
Richmond8.412.718.1119.15 129 Essendon won by 21 points[Stats]
Fitzroy1.27.410.714.12 96 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm Junction Oval25,232
Collingwood6.511.1118.1422.16 148 Collingwood won by 52 points[Stats]
Geelong4.75.98.1212.16 88 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park23,074
North Melbourne0.06.912.1116.14 110 North Melbourne won by 22 points[Stats]
Melbourne6.28.515.821.15 141 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.24,852
St. Kilda8.719.1223.1331.18 204 St. Kilda won by 63 points[Stats]
Footscray4.37.311.616.9 105 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park19,263
South Melbourne2.34.610.1218.15 123 South Melbourne won by 18 points[Stats]

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood3.35.48.129.14 68 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm Victoria Park27,503
Carlton3.07.79.1112.13 85 Carlton won by 17 points[Stats]
Geelong3.26.89.1318.18 126 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park13,072
Melbourne8.713.917.1221.13 139 Melbourne won by 13 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.39.1016.1227.15 177 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park9,198
Footscray4.47.511.1313.13 91 Hawthorn won by 86 points[Stats]
North Melbourne3.18.611.814.14 98 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street14,150
Fitzroy4.36.411.814.11 95 North Melbourne won by 3 points[Stats]
Richmond6.37.811.1114.14 98 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.25,904
South Melbourne6.213.416.819.11 125 South Melbourne won by 27 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.27.514.817.11 113 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval30,760
Essendon4.28.611.916.11 107 St. Kilda won by 6 points[Stats]

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.23.56.158.15 63 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park21,601
Fitzroy2.44.55.79.7 61 Carlton won by 2 points[Stats]
Essendon3.07.29.411.10 76 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm Windy Hill21,307
Geelong3.54.106.177.18 60 Essendon won by 16 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.25.87.98.13 61 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.21,266
North Melbourne3.45.813.1220.17 137 North Melbourne won by 76 points[Stats]
Richmond1.42.85.119.16 70 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park27,224
Hawthorn2.66.911.1314.15 99 Hawthorn won by 29 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.08.912.1220.16 136 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm Lake Oval21,458
St. Kilda2.62.74.114.13 37 South Melbourne won by 99 points[Stats]
Footscray7.210.312.514.5 89 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm Western Oval19,096
Collingwood3.14.46.714.9 93 Collingwood won by 4 points[Stats]

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton6.29.511.618.9 117 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park31,211
North Melbourne3.53.56.88.11 59 Carlton won by 58 points[Stats]
Collingwood4.25.117.1412.20 92 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm Victoria Park29,381
Richmond1.25.79.1210.16 76 Collingwood won by 16 points[Stats]
Fitzroy8.48.711.1113.14 92 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm Junction Oval11,903
Footscray4.28.513.718.9 117 Footscray won by 25 points[Stats]
Geelong4.47.812.1216.13 109 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park20,603
South Melbourne3.26.39.614.11 95 Geelong won by 14 points[Stats]
Melbourne3.34.55.58.12 60 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park28,231
Essendon3.07.311.915.12 102 Essendon won by 42 points[Stats]
St. Kilda1.42.75.98.9 57 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval25,293
Hawthorn1.14.56.913.19 97 Hawthorn won by 40 points[Stats]

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn1.42.144.2012.24 96 Sat 3-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park11,203
Geelong4.64.78.118.13 61 Hawthorn won by 35 points[Stats]
North Melbourne7.48.513.613.7 85 Sat 3-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street28,274
Essendon2.15.67.712.10 82 North Melbourne won by 3 points[Stats]
Richmond6.79.1211.1312.14 86 Sat 3-Jun-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.21,122
Fitzroy1.13.68.1211.14 80 Richmond won by 6 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.35.86.1214.13 97 Mon 5-Jun-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park72,669
Collingwood4.49.1114.1318.23 131 Collingwood won by 34 points[Stats]
South Melbourne5.510.813.1324.18 162 Mon 5-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Lake Oval16,387
Melbourne6.111.212.614.8 92 South Melbourne won by 70 points[Stats]
Footscray4.37.611.919.11 125 Mon 5-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Western Oval30,197
Carlton7.412.1113.1415.14 104 Footscray won by 21 points[Stats]

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.411.1316.2023.27 165 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park25,388
St. Kilda1.62.116.148.17 65 Carlton won by 100 points[Stats]
Collingwood4.69.1213.1817.25 127 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Victoria Park20,579
Melbourne1.24.59.710.7 67 Collingwood won by 60 points[Stats]
Essendon3.210.414.616.8 104 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Windy Hill24,217
Hawthorn7.211.515.1219.19 133 Hawthorn won by 29 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.46.812.1016.15 111 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Junction Oval10,303
Geelong3.910.1314.1616.18 114 Geelong won by 3 points[Stats]
Richmond3.310.913.1223.17 155 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.22,764
Footscray3.35.813.1014.13 97 Richmond won by 58 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.19.111.415.7 97 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park31,037
North Melbourne4.46.89.1117.15 117 North Melbourne won by 20 points[Stats]

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton8.914.917.1320.17 137 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park25,813
Richmond2.05.57.1013.16 94 Carlton won by 43 points[Stats]
Collingwood2.36.37.117.14 56 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park31,636
Geelong1.76.1110.1513.18 96 Geelong won by 40 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.48.1011.1415.18 108 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.14,652
Hawthorn7.410.915.1218.20 128 Hawthorn won by 20 points[Stats]
North Melbourne3.15.86.118.12 60 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street14,629
Footscray5.47.410.913.12 90 Footscray won by 30 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.26.313.517.9 111 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval15,822
Fitzroy4.48.614.920.14 134 Fitzroy won by 23 points[Stats]
South Melbourne1.72.910.1513.19 97 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Lake Oval19,814
Essendon1.310.911.1217.18 120 Essendon won by 23 points[Stats]

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon1.62.127.1612.26 98 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Windy Hill29,768
Collingwood3.29.811.1414.21 105 Collingwood won by 7 points[Stats]
Fitzroy5.47.916.1719.27 141 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park13,933
Melbourne2.36.77.108.13 61 Fitzroy won by 80 points[Stats]
Geelong1.13.25.88.9 57 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park25,185
Carlton5.27.28.49.13 67 Carlton won by 10 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.59.815.1021.14 140 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park13,853
South Melbourne3.69.613.718.11 119 Hawthorn won by 21 points[Stats]
Richmond3.310.1017.1221.16 142 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.27,156
North Melbourne3.76.1012.1117.15 117 Richmond won by 25 points[Stats]
Footscray5.415.821.1133.15 213 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Western Oval16,300
St. Kilda5.38.714.916.10 106 Footscray won by 107 points[Stats]

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon2.46.116.1613.24 102 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Windy Hill29,788
Carlton5.67.811.814.11 95 Essendon won by 7 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.46.99.1310.14 74 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park46,086
Collingwood3.27.412.513.6 84 Collingwood won by 10 points[Stats]
North Melbourne1.26.510.619.7 121 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street12,799
St. Kilda4.76.815.1318.16 124 St. Kilda won by 3 points[Stats]
Richmond3.511.1516.1517.20 122 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.24,407
Geelong5.311.415.818.9 117 Richmond won by 5 points[Stats]
South Melbourne5.213.519.1022.11 143 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Lake Oval14,642
Fitzroy2.53.138.1413.15 93 South Melbourne won by 50 points[Stats]
Footscray6.210.517.620.7 127 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Western Oval13,325
Melbourne2.46.56.78.11 59 Footscray won by 68 points[Stats]

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.37.814.917.12 114 Sat 15-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Victoria Park24,482
South Melbourne0.63.129.1712.22 94 Collingwood won by 20 points[Stats]
Fitzroy4.313.613.715.11 101 Sat 15-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Junction Oval13,743
Essendon2.55.79.1411.17 83 Fitzroy won by 18 points[Stats]
Geelong2.34.88.1112.12 84 Sat 15-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park15,150
Footscray2.37.88.1010.12 72 Geelong won by 12 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.64.76.910.14 74 Sat 15-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park16,214
North Melbourne1.33.65.127.13 55 Hawthorn won by 19 points[Stats]
Melbourne0.61.72.112.14 26 Sat 15-Jul-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park16,870
Carlton2.47.911.1217.13 115 Carlton won by 89 points[Stats]
St. Kilda1.15.46.810.11 71 Sat 15-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval18,958
Richmond10.512.616.819.11 125 Richmond won by 54 points[Stats]

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton3.47.1311.1516.16 112 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park24,552
South Melbourne2.46.79.139.17 71 Carlton won by 41 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.33.104.137.17 59 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Victoria Park33,902
North Melbourne2.37.512.715.11 101 North Melbourne won by 42 points[Stats]
Essendon2.25.39.513.8 86 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park30,200
Footscray3.65.1210.1315.17 107 Footscray won by 21 points[Stats]
Fitzroy4.312.716.818.14 122 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Junction Oval12,299
Hawthorn3.68.1014.1417.19 121 Fitzroy won by 1 point[Stats]
Geelong7.19.511.616.8 104 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park16,219
St. Kilda3.45.109.1712.20 92 Geelong won by 12 points[Stats]
Melbourne6.18.210.614.9 93 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.18,416
Richmond2.64.1213.1417.19 121 Richmond won by 28 points[Stats]

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.26.612.1016.11 107 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park32,246
Fitzroy2.45.67.1011.11 77 Collingwood won by 30 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.39.89.1213.17 95 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park28,118
Carlton4.18.515.918.11 119 Carlton won by 24 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.78.817.1218.14 122 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street15,775
Geelong2.26.98.1010.16 76 North Melbourne won by 46 points[Stats]
Richmond7.411.916.920.16 136 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.41,878
Essendon4.59.812.1013.18 96 Richmond won by 40 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.07.1014.1620.21 141 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval13,118
Melbourne7.68.79.1013.11 89 St. Kilda won by 52 points[Stats]
South Melbourne7.29.910.1315.15 105 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Lake Oval14,172
Footscray2.16.49.813.13 91 South Melbourne won by 14 points[Stats]

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.45.910.1214.19 103 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park43,365
Collingwood2.43.97.118.14 62 Carlton won by 41 points[Stats]
Essendon3.35.88.1111.16 82 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Windy Hill18,784
St. Kilda8.512.616.818.13 121 St. Kilda won by 39 points[Stats]
Fitzroy5.67.810.1311.16 82 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Junction Oval12,804
North Melbourne1.09.416.619.10 124 North Melbourne won by 42 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.66.1011.1413.17 95 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.12,364
Geelong5.47.1210.1414.17 101 Geelong won by 6 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.19.310.714.9 93 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park31,717
Richmond3.65.98.149.16 70 South Melbourne won by 23 points[Stats]
Footscray3.210.413.617.10 112 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Western Oval17,255
Hawthorn5.97.1014.1417.16 118 Hawthorn won by 6 points[Stats]

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood6.46.57.1311.16 82 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Victoria Park24,071
Footscray1.15.58.610.6 66 Collingwood won by 16 points[Stats]
Fitzroy0.24.47.88.10 58 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park21,410
Carlton5.55.96.109.15 69 Carlton won by 11 points[Stats]
Geelong6.38.411.514.8 92 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park15,407
Essendon4.18.311.713.7 85 Geelong won by 7 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.38.912.1218.19 127 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park15,979
Richmond3.65.69.1010.10 70 Hawthorn won by 57 points[Stats]
North Melbourne8.615.820.1326.18 174 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street10,183
Melbourne2.37.57.88.13 61 North Melbourne won by 113 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.15.38.613.7 85 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval20,935
South Melbourne1.51.102.143.19 37 St. Kilda won by 48 points[Stats]

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon6.311.1013.1419.16 130 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Windy Hill11,872
Melbourne7.210.315.721.10 136 Melbourne won by 6 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.83.87.1012.11 83 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park31,677
St. Kilda3.39.514.821.13 139 St. Kilda won by 56 points[Stats]
North Melbourne1.33.67.129.16 70 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street28,715
Carlton4.411.1013.1419.17 131 Carlton won by 61 points[Stats]
Richmond7.112.514.1016.13 109 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.59,680
Collingwood1.15.111.519.9 123 Collingwood won by 14 points[Stats]
South Melbourne8.214.319.624.11 155 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Lake Oval15,259
Geelong9.318.321.726.11 167 Geelong won by 12 points[Stats]
Footscray1.22.56.109.17 71 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Western Oval12,525
Fitzroy7.212.720.1021.13 139 Fitzroy won by 68 points[Stats]

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton6.115.321.523.7 145 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park22,413
Footscray3.27.48.415.12 102 Carlton won by 43 points[Stats]
Collingwood4.510.819.1322.15 147 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Victoria Park31,537
St. Kilda4.47.79.1215.17 107 Collingwood won by 40 points[Stats]
Essendon1.11.42.57.9 51 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park22,337
North Melbourne4.69.711.911.11 77 North Melbourne won by 26 points[Stats]
Fitzroy3.110.613.1020.14 134 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Junction Oval11,226
Richmond10.410.514.1117.15 117 Fitzroy won by 17 points[Stats]
Geelong4.18.210.713.8 86 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park21,663
Hawthorn2.17.68.613.10 88 Hawthorn won by 2 points[Stats]
Melbourne3.56.109.1315.16 106 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.13,488
South Melbourne4.56.99.1411.19 85 Melbourne won by 21 points[Stats]

Round 22[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong3.97.117.1913.22 100 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Kardinia Park22,842
Fitzroy2.13.33.65.8 38 Geelong won by 62 points[Stats]
Hawthorn8.312.515.1017.16 118 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Princes Park14,534
Essendon3.410.914.1216.13 109 Hawthorn won by 9 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.59.913.1019.11 125 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm M.C.G.40,285
Collingwood8.313.620.724.12 156 Collingwood won by 31 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.77.1110.1216.15 111 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Arden Street15,607
South Melbourne3.74.109.1212.15 87 North Melbourne won by 24 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.47.612.716.10 106 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval35,850
Carlton1.43.65.89.12 66 St. Kilda won by 40 points[Stats]
Footscray4.36.97.1311.15 81 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm VFL Park17,768
Richmond4.47.713.1319.20 134 Richmond won by 53 points[Stats]

1978 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 North Melbourne 22 16 6 0 2407 1991 120.89 64
2 Hawthorn 22 16 6 0 2496 2120 117.74 64
3 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2347 2072 113.27 60
4 Carlton 22 14 8 0 2329 1994 116.80 56
5 Geelong 22 12 10 0 2153 2104 102.33 48
6 St. Kilda 22 11 10 1 2330 2503 93.09 46
7 Richmond 22 10 11 1 2459 2389 102.93 42
8 South Melbourne 22 9 13 0 2390 2383 100.29 36
9 Fitzroy 22 8 14 0 2258 2339 96.54 32
10 Essendon 22 8 14 0 2203 2337 94.27 32
11 Footscray 22 7 15 0 2272 2508 90.59 28
12 Melbourne 22 5 17 0 2025 2929 69.14 20
  H&A 132 131 131 1 27669 27669 100.00 528
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1194 1194 100.00 24
  Total 138 137 137 1 28863 28863 100.00 552

Elimination Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong1.32.86.139.18 72 Sat 9-Sep-1978 2:30 pm VFL Park57,505
Carlton6.27.711.1315.15 105 Carlton won by 33 points[Stats]

Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood3.15.69.1114.14 98 Sat 9-Sep-1978 2:30 pm M.C.G.79,931
Hawthorn4.59.715.1123.16 154 Hawthorn won by 56 points[Stats]

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood4.37.810.1015.18 108 Sat 16-Sep-1978 2:30 pm M.C.G.91,933
Carlton1.25.79.1213.15 93 Collingwood won by 15 points[Stats]

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn3.77.1110.1312.15 87 Sat 16-Sep-1978 2:30 pm VFL Park48,716
North Melbourne0.34.47.1110.13 73 Hawthorn won by 14 points[Stats]

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.15.38.812.12 84 Sat 23-Sep-1978 2:30 pm VFL Park73,354
North Melbourne3.47.610.1014.12 96 North Melbourne won by 12 points[Stats]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn5.37.414.1018.13 121 Sat 30-Sep-1978 2:50 pm M.C.G.101,704
North Melbourne2.27.810.1215.13 103 Hawthorn won by 18 points[Stats]

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.