Love is a battlefield. I mean, SPORT is a battlefield!
In the search to discover which side of the lake is best I thought it would be interesting to see whether it is North or South on top in the stats for local sport.
Football (soccer) is a particular interest of mine so I thought I would start with it. I got all the necessary stats from www.capitalfootball.com.au in its history section. I used from 1980 for the modern history angle but also because it was easier to identify club locations. So to the stats, who is on top?
Men’s Premier League – since 1980 (League Champions) – North has won 9, South has won 19, Unknown – 2 (Luso, CCAE)
Men’s Premier League – since 1980 (Grand Final Winners) – North has won 11, South has won 19, Unknown – 1 (Luso)
Biggest Grand Final win between North v South
– North triumphant – 2008 – Belconnen United defeated Canberra FC 4-1
– South triumphant – 2010 – Canberra FC defeated Belconnen United 6-0
– North v North – 1982 – Belconnen United defeated Downer 7-0
– South v South – 1997 – Olympic defeated Canberra Deakin 4-0
Highest Scoring Grand Final results
– North v South – 2007 – Canberra FC defeated Belconnen United 5-4 – SOUTH WINS
Women’s Premier League – since 1980 (Grand Final Winners) – North has won 11, South has won 17, Unknown – 3 (Sabres, CFA Satellites)
The stats are crystal clear. South is currently on top in football.
That is SOUTH 1 – NORTH 0
For more North v South Fun check out the facebook page: North v South – The Battle for Canberra (www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000409695533#!/pages/North-v-South-The-Battle-for-Canberra/212412518769443)
Do you know what the stats are for your favourite sport in Canberra? Is North or South on top? In the past or currently?