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At the end of 2010, the Sharks had played 549 games in State League. Their record is 435 wins, one draw and 116 losses, giving the club an overall winning percentage of 79.78. Those numbers back up the view that the Southport Sharks is one of Australia’s most successful clubs, if not the most successful, in any football code.

 

Goalkicking
 
Goals Player Date Club Venue
24 Goals Bob Burke 29/06/1969 v Lismore Owen Park
23 Goals Mick Kelly 21/08/1973 v Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
21 Goals Bill Ryan 6/07/1979 v Burleigh Owen Park
15 Goals Terry Larkins 21/06/1970 v Lismore Albert Park

Randall Witton 17/08/1975 v Broadbeach Owen Park
14 Goals Terry Doyle 7/08/1966 v Coolangatta Owen Park

Steve O'Loughlin 1/08/1971 v Broadbeach Owen Park

Peter Boyce 2/08/1981 v Burleigh Owen Park
13 Goals Bob Burke 15/06/1969 v Coolangatta Len Peak Oval

Terry Larkins 11/05/1970 v Lismore Owen Park

Bob Burke 11/05/1970 v Lismore Owen Park

Ken Clark 23/04/1978 v Lismore Owen Park

John Hinkley 20/05/1979 v Broadbeach Owen Park

Michael Davidson 4/07/1980 v Burleigh Owen Park

N Hodge 27/06/1982 v Lismore Riverview Park

N Hodge 1/08/1982 v Burleigh Salk Oval
12 Goals Terry Doyle 1/05/1965 v Labrador Owen Park

Bob Burke 19/04/1970 v Coolangatta Owen Park

Mick Kelly 15/08/1973 v Coolangatta Owen Park

Ian Rankin 8/06/1975 v PBC Salk Oval

Terry Morris 2/08/1981 v Burleigh Owen Park

N Hodge 9/05/82 v Lismore Owen Park
11 Goals Terry Larkins 1/05/1965 v Labrador Owen Park

Bob Burke 4/05/1969 v Coolangatta Owen Park

Ken Clark 16/04/1978 v Broadbeach Paradise Point
Biggest Winning Margin
Margin Date Venue Club
287 23/04/1978 Owen Park Lismore
260 2/08/1981 Owen Park Burleigh
256 19/04/1976 Len Peak Oval Coolangatta
241 1/05/1966 Owen Park Labrador
234 11/05/1970 Owen Park Lismore
230 29/06/1969 Owen Park Lismore
226 6/07/1979 Owen Park Burleigh
214 9/05/82 Owen Park Lismore
208 24/08/1980 Owen Park Burleigh
207 4/05/1969 Owen Park
Coolangatta
Highest Score For
 
Score Date Club Venue
47.26.308 2/08/1981 v Burleigh Owen Park
44.35.299 23/04/1978 v Lismore Owen Park
44.23.287 6/07/1979 v Burleigh Owen Park
45.17.287 9/05/82 v Lismore Owen Park
40.30.270 19/04/1976 v Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
38.36.264 29/06/1969 v Lismore Owen Park
39.28.262 11/05/1970 v Lismore Albert Park
39.20.254 1/06/1980 v Lismore Owen Park
38.22.250 24/08/1980 v Burleigh Owen Park
38.21.249 1/05/1966 v Labrador Owen Park
Lowest Scores Against
 
Score Date Club Venue
0.4.4 8/05/1966 v Coolangatta Labrador Sports Gound
1.2.8 20/07/1962 v Coolangatta Salk Oval
1.4.10 19/05/1968 v Lismore Albert Park
1.5.11 24/04/1966 v PBC Owen Park
1.6.12 23/04/1978 v Lismore Owen Park
2.2.14 19/04/1976 v Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
1.9.15 11/05/80 v Burleigh Salk Oval
2.4.16 1/08/1982 v Burleigh Salk Oval
2.6.18 16/06/1963 v Ipswich Labrador Sports Ground
2.6.18 22/06/1969 v Surfers Isle of Capri
Lowest Scores For
 
Score Date Club Venue
4.7.31 17/06/1962 Mayne Labrador Sports Ground
4.8.32 11/08/1968 Lismore Albert Park
5.6.36 20/08/1961 Ipswich  Old Golf Links Park Ipswich 
5.6.36 13/08/1972 Surfers  Isle of Capri
5.8.38 22/07/1974 PBC Salk Oval
4.15.39 9/07/1961 Centrals Salk Oval
Highest Scores Against
 
Score Date Club Venue
28.21.199 22/07/1974 v PBC Salk Oval
27.17.179 7/04/1974 v Coolangatta Owen Park
27.12.174 21/06/1981 v Labrador Owen Park
23.14.152 4/07/1982 v Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
21.23.149 7/06/1970 v Labrador Owen Park
23.11.149 19/06/1979 v Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
22.16.148 29/03/1981 v Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
22.19.141 23/06/1968 v Surfers Owen Park
21.15.141 22/07/1979 v Labrador Owen Park
22.9.141 8/06/1980 v Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
20.20.140 2/07/1978 v Coolangatta Owen Park
21.14.140 9/09/1979 v Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
Biggest Losing Margin
 
Margin Date Club Venue
161 22/07/1974 PBC Salk Oval
110 7/04/1974 Coolangatta Owen Park
83 23/06/1968 Surfers Owen Park
78 17/06/1962 Mayne Labrador Sports
73 29/03/1981 Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
68 26/07/1970 Surfers Owen Park
68 19/06/1979 Coolangatta Len Peak Oval
60 28/05/1972 Surfers Isle of Capri
57 7/06/1970 Labrador Owen Park
56 4/08/1968 Surfers Isle of Capri

Highest scores
42.24 (276) v Kedron, round 2, 1988, at Owen Park.
39.22 (256) v Caloundra, round 17, 1990, at Carter Park.
37.24 (246) v Sherwood, round 10. 1985, at Owen Park.
37.22 (244) v Morningside, round 9, 1987, at Owen Park.
37.21 (243) v Sherwood, round 13, 1987, at Owen Park.
 
Lowest scores
2.13 (25) v Northern Eagles (9.7), round 16, 2000, at Fankhauser Reserve.

4.4 (28)
v Labrador (3.12), round 10, 2009, at Cooke-Murphy Oval.
4.6 (30) v Coorparoo (4.10), round 3, 1984, at Owen Park.
4.11 (35) v Broadbeach (9.9), round 11, 2001, at Fankhauser Reserve.
5.6 (36) v Mt Gravatt (14.7), round 1, 2001, at Fankhauser Reserve.
 
Biggest winning margins
223 points (39.22 to 5.3) v Caloundra, round 17, 1990, at Carter Park.
220 points (42.24 to 8.8) v Kedron, round 2, 1988, at Owen Park.
219 points (33.24 to 0.3) v Mayne, round 12, 2004, at Fankhauser Reserve.

208 points (
34.19 to 2.3) v Mayne, round 7, 2001, at Fankhauser Reserve.
207 points
(33.29 to 3.2) v Caloundra, round 9, 1990, at Fankhauser Reserve.
 
Biggest losing margins
89 points (9.14 to 24.13) v Windsor-Zillmere, round 11, 2006, at O’Callaghan Park.
83 points (10.16 to 25.9) v Morningside, round 19, 1993, at the Gabba.
78 points (10.9 to 22.15) v Brisbane Reserves, round 6, 2006, at Carrara.

71 points
(13.8 to 24.13) v Morningside, round 3, 1996, at Esplen Oval.
71 points (7.15 to 19.14) v West Brisbane, round 16, 1996, at Fankhauser Reserve.

Lowest scores against
0.3 (3) by Mayne  ( Southport 33.24) , round 12, 2004, at Fankhauser Reserve.
0.5 (5) by Labrador ( Southport 21.15), round 7, 2003, at  Fankhauser Reserve.
1.3 (9) by Mayne, ( Southport  26.17), round 7, 1997, at Fankhauser Reserve.
2.0 (12) by Western Magpies ( Southport 26.14), round 13, 2004, at Fankhauser Reserve.

2.4 (16)
by Western Districts ( Southport 25.26), round 7, 2990, at Fankhauser Reserve.

Most behinds in a match
22.35 v West Brisbane, round 5, 1992, at Fankhauser Reserve.
33.28
v Sandgate, round 5, 1990, at Fankhauser Reserve.
24.28
v Kedron-Grange, round 10, 1991, at Fankhauser Reserve.
29.27
v Wilston-Grange, round 7, 1987, at Hickey Park.
25.27
v Mayne, round 12, 1998, at Fankhauser Reserve.
19.27
v Brisbane, round 7, 2010, at Fankhauser Reserve.

Highest scores in a quarter
First quarter:
11.3
v Wilston-Grange, round 5, 1983, at Hickey Park.
11.3 v Western Districts, round 15, 1987, at Chelmer Oval.
11.3 v West Brisbane, round 1, 1997, at Chelmer Oval.

Second quarter:
15.6 v Kedron, round 3, 1988, at Owen Park, Southport.
14.3
v Western Districts, round 13, 1989, at Fankhauser Reserve.
13.6
v Sandgate, round 5, 1990, at Fankhauser Reserve.

Third quarter:
15.3
v Western Districts, round 5, 1988, at Chelmer Oval.
13.4
v Sherwood, round 10, 1985, at Owen Park.
13.4 v Mayne, round  7, 2001, at Fankhauser Reserve.

Fourth quarter:
13.7 v
Mayne, round 4, 1991, at Fankhauser Reserve.
13.7
v West Brisbane, round 19, 1992, at Fankhauser Reserve.
12.9
v Caloundra, round 18, 1990, at Carter Park.

Most goals in a match (individual)
20: Ray Sarcevic (20.8) v Kedron, round 14, 1989 at Owen Park.
15: Geoff James v Kedron, round 3, 1988, at Owen Park.
14: Brett Thompson v Sherwood, round 10, 1985, at Owen Park.

14: Cameron O’Brien
v West Brisbane, round 14, 1994 at Fankhauser Reserve.
14: Rod Mackay
v Mayne, round 7, 2001, at Fankhauser Reserve.
13: Cameron O’Brien
v Morningside, second SF, 1990, at the Gabba, Brisbane.
13: Cameron O’Brien v
Mt Gravatt, round 15, 1994, at Dittmer Park.
12: Cameron O’Brien
v Mayne, round 11, 1992, at Fankhauser Reserve.
12:
Gavin Exell v Wilston-Grange, round  15, 1984, at Owen Park.
12: Rod Mackay v Brisbane, round 2, 2000, at Giffin Park.
12: Ray Sarcevic v Coorparoo, round 15, 1989, at Giffin Park.

All-time leading goalkickers
431: Ben McEntee.
395: Rod Mackay.
237: Cameron O’Brien.

227:
Brett Thompson.
Highest match aggregate score

332 points: Southport 28.18 (186) d Wilston-Grange 22.14 (146), round 16, 1987, at Owen Park.

Lowest match aggregate score
58 points: Southport 4.4 (28) v Labrador 3.12 (30), round 10, 2009, at Cooke-Murphy Oval.

State League season-by-season records
1983: Played 21, won 15, lost 6.
           Foster’s Championship: Played 5, won 4, lost 1 (final v Morningside).
1984: Played 21, won 12, lost 9.
           Foster’s Championship: Played 7, won 5, lost 2 (lost final v Sherwood).
1985: Played 20, won 18, lost 2.
           Foster’s Championship: Played 7, won 6, lost 1 (won final v Western                              
           Districts).
1986: Played 20, won 16, lost 4.
1987: Played 21, won 19, lost 2.
           State Championship: Played 9, won 8, lost 1 (won final v Wilston-
           Grange).
1988: Played 18, won 15, lost 3.
           State Championship: Played 6, won 4, lost 2.
1989: Played 21, won 19, lost 2.
           State Championship: Played 7, won 6, lost 1 (lost semi-final v Gold     
           Coast).
1990: Played 18, won 18, lost 0.
           State Championship: Played 9, won 9 (won final v Morningside).
1991: Played 20, won 17, lost 3.
           State Championship: Played 3, won 3 (won final v South Queensland).
1992: Played 21, won 20, lost 1.
           State Championship: Played 1, won 1 (won v South Queensland).
1993: Played 20, won 15, lost 5.
           State Championship: Played 3, won 2, lost 1 (won final v Queensland
           Country).
1994: Played 20, won 14, lost 6.
           Representative: Lost to Gold Coast.
1995: Played 19, won 11, lost 8.
           Representative: Lost to Gold Coast).
1996: Played 21, won 14, lost 7.
1997: Played 24, won 21, lost 3.
1998: Played 19, won 15, lost 4.
1999: Played 18, won 18, lost 0.
2000: Played 20, won 15, lost 5.

2001:
Played 20, won 15, lost 5.
2002: Played 21, won 17, lost 4.
2003: Played 230, won 15, lost 5.
2004: Played 20, won 17, lost 3.
2005: Played 20, won 18, lost 2.
2006: Played 21, won 21m won 15, lost 6.
2007: Played 23, won 13, lost 10.
2008: Played 21, won 16, drew 1, lost 4.
2009: Played 21, won 15, lost 6.
2010: Played 21, won 14, lost 7.

Coaching records
HALL of famer and captain of the history-making 1983 side, Gavan McGuane, has the best winning percentage of all Southport coaches in State League competition.

Here is how those coaches stack up:
Norm Dare
(1983-1988, 2004-2005): Played 140, won 105, lost 25 (winning percentage 75.0).
Gavan McGuane (1989-1991): Played 59, won 54, lost 5 (winning percentage 91.5).
Cameron O’Brien (1992-1993): Played 41, won 35, lost 6 (winning percentage 85.3).
Mark Browning (1994-1995): Played 39, won 25, lost 14 (winning percentage 64.1).
Danny Brennan (1996-1997): Played 45, won 35, lost 10 (winning percentage 77.7).
Jason Cotter (1998-2000): Played 57, won 48, lost 9 (winning percentage 84.2).
Scott Lawton (2001-2003): Played 61, won 47, lost 14 (winning percentage 77.0).
Craig Crowley (2006-2010): Played 107, won 83, drawn 1, lost 33 (winning percentage 77.57).

Premiership coaches (State League)

Norm Dare 4 (1983, 1985, 1987, 2005).
Jason Cotter 3 (1998, 1999, 2000).
Gavan McGuane 2 (1989, 1990).
Craig Crowley 2 (2006, 2008).
Cameron O’Brien 1 (1992).
Danny Brennan 1 (1997).

Statistical oddities
  • The number 61 has a fascinating association with the Southport Sharks.
    They have lost three grand finals by that margin – twice to Morningside and the third to Mt Gravatt.
    The run began in 1991 when Morningside downed the Sharks by 18.24 (132) to 9.17 (71) in the big decider at the Gabba.
    The Sharks also lost the 1993 grand final against Morningside by 8.9 (57) to 16.22 (118), again at the Gabba.
    Then they lost to Mt Gravatt by 10.10 (70) to 20.11 (131) in the 2002 grand final played at Giffin Park, Coorparoo.
    But the Sharks have also managed a grand final win by their bogy number.
    That was when they beat Morningside by 16.15 (111) to 6.14 (50) at the Gabba in 2005.
  • Southport have completed two unbeaten premierships in State League since 1983 and only one player appeared in both grand finals.
    In 1990, the Gavan McGuane-coached Sharks went through an 18-match season without loss, culminating in a grand final victory against Morningside.
    Jason Cotter was in that side, but he was non-playing coach when the Sharks matched that 1990 side’s effort with a run of 18 wins in 1999.
    Craig Crowley, head coach of the Sharks from 2006 to 2010, played in the 1990 side as well.
    So who is the only player to have appeared in both 1990 and 1999 grand finals?
    It is none other than current Southport Sharks CEO Dean Bowtell, a member of the club’s ‘best of 25 years in state league’ side.
  • Southport and Morningside are the only two clubs to have survived the test of time since the Sharks entered the QAFL in 1983.
    Through eras of clubs folding and others merging, the Sharks and the Panthers have remained solid.
    As such, an intense rivalry that developed right from the start has continued.
    And the clubs share an unusual record in that from Round 17 of 1992 to Round 13 of 1996, neither club won two in a row against each other in 16 matches.
  • During Southport’s glory year of 1990, when the club went through the season undefeated, the Sharks posted some huge scores.
    It was perhaps the most dominant season in QAFL/QSFL/AFLQ history because statistically Southport’s numbers have ever been matched or beaten – and perhaps they never will be.
    During the 18 matches they played, the Sharks broke the 200-points scored barrier five times, they broke the 150-point barrier six times and on the other seven times they scored more than 100 points.
    Not once did that year’s rampaging Sharks score less than 100 points – a truly amazing effort under coach Gavan McGuane.
    They conceded 100-plus points only twice and nine times restricted the opposition to less than 50 points.
    For the record, in the 16 home-and-away matches, the Sharks scored 2806 points (average 175.3 per game) and finished with a percentage of 325.14.
    In two finals matches, the Sharks scored 345 points and conceded 142 for a percentage of 242.95.
    They beat Morningside by 30.19 (199) to 7.13 (55) in the major semi-final, then again beat the Panthers in the grand final by 22.14 (146) to 12.15 (87) to cap a year of absolute domination.
  • The most losses in a season for Southport came in 2007, Craig Crowley’s second as coach, when they were beaten 10 times in 23 games (including the grand final against Mt Gravatt).
    The second most losses in a season was in 1984, Norm Dare’s second in State League, when the Sharks lost nine of their 21 games.