Creek’s 100-goal record still stands unbeaten on 30th anniversary

While Campbells Creek has struggled with results as of late, just 30 years ago the club collected a Guinness World Record for the highest ever score in a recorded game of senior football after kicking an enormous 100 goals. The club celebrated the 30th anniversary of this feat on Tuesday and so far the record stands officially unbeaten.

On June 23, 1990 a world record 100-goal haul was booted by Campbells Creek, the highest senior football score ever recorded and it’s a title the club still holds to this very day.

Tuesday marked the 30-year anniversary of the Guinness Book of Records’ highest ever goal kicking spree which was delivered by Campbells Creek at home in a 100.34 (634) to 3.0 (18) flogging of the now defunct Primrose Football Club.

The milestone feat of 100 goals still stands as the game’s biggest ever goal kicking tally and combined with the 34 behinds makes up the highest ever recorded senior score.

It of course is the highest Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League score ever recorded, beating out the previous record of 399 by 235 points.

On the 30th anniversary of that famed game, Craig Ginnivan, who played at full forward and kicked 17 goals that day, equated the record shellacking to a downtrodden Primrose, who had already been beaten by upwards of 60 goals by several other sides in the league, a Creek side ready to fire and some good luck.

“Never in our wildest dreams did we think about kicking 100 goals. We knew that they’d been struggling and we just went out there and played good footy,” he said.

For more on this story see the Back Page of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 23

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