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Bendigo District Football Association 1905 Season

Teams: 5
Finals
On-the-field players: 18
Premiers: South Bendigo

Go to BDFA 1904
Go to BDFA 1906

Eaglehawk, Snobs Hill and Job's Gully formed a separate competition in 1904
Go to ESA 1904

South Bendigo, Long Gully and California Gully formed a separate competition in 1906
Go to BNDFA 1906

Eaglehawk returned to the competition after forming a separate competition in 1904. Golden Square returned to the juniors



BDFA Season 1905


Round 1


Week 1

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 5 9 39 Wed 03-May-05 - North Bendigo West Bendigo 1 1 - - 4
Eaglehawk 3 10 28 Umpire: Ivo Crapp - (Trove) California Gully 1 1 - - 4
Eaglehawk 1 - 1 - 0
West Bendigo 4 12 36 Wed 03-May-05 - Upper Reserve Bendigo 1 - 1 - 0
Bendigo 2 12 24 Umpire: Gordingly - (Trove) South Bendigo 0 - - - 0

West Bendigo v Bendigo Both teams started several men short


Week 2

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 4 11 35 Wed 10-May-05 - Upper Reserve South Bendigo 1 1 - - 4
California Gully 3 2 20 - (Trove) Eaglehawk 2 1 1 - 4
California Gully 2 1 1 - 4
Eaglehawk 5 10 40 Wed 10-May-05 - Canterbury Park West Bendigo 2 1 1 - 4
West Bendigo 2 8 20 Umpire: Ivo Crapp - (Trove) Bendigo 1 - 1 - 0



Week 3

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 4 6 30 Wed 17-May-05 - Canterbury Park California Gully 3 2 1 - 8
South Bendigo 3 7 25 Umpire: Gibson - (Trove) Eaglehawk 3 2 1 - 8
South Bendigo 2 1 1 - 4
California Gully 10 8 68 Wed 17-May-05 - Upper Reserve West Bendigo 2 1 1 - 4
Bendigo 0 5 5 Umpire: Geake - (Trove) Bendigo 2 - 2 - 0

Bendigo played with 15 men till half time


Week 4

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 6 11 47 Wed 24-May-05 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 4 3 1 - 12
West Bendigo 1 6 12 Umpire: Ivo Crapp - (Trove) California Gully 3 2 1 - 8
South Bendigo 3 2 1 - 8
Eaglehawk 17 15 117 Wed 24-May-05 - Canterbury Park West Bendigo 3 1 2 - 4
Bendigo 0 1 1 Umpire: Pollock - (Trove) Bendigo 3 - 3 - 0



Week 5

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 8 4 52 Wed 31-May-05 - North Bendigo Eaglehawk 4 3 1 - 12
West Bendigo 2 3 15 Umpire: Ivo Crapp - (Trove) South Bendigo 4 3 1 - 12
California Gully 4 3 1 - 12
South Bendigo 11 16 82 Wed 31-May-05 - Upper Reserve West Bendigo 4 1 3 - 4
Bendigo 2 3 15 - (Trove) Bendigo 4 - 4 - 0



Round 2


Week 6

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 7 6 48 Mon 05-Jun-05 - Upper Reserve South Bendigo 5 4 1 - 16
West Bendigo 5 9 39 Umpire: Norden - (Trove) Eaglehawk 4 3 1 - 12
California Gully 4 3 1 - 12
West Bendigo 5 1 4 - 4
Bendigo 4 - 4 - 0



Week 7

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 6 5 41 Wed 07-Jun-05 - Canterbury Park Eaglehawk 5 4 1 - 16
California Gully 4 6 30 Umpire: Tulluch - (Trove) South Bendigo 5 4 1 - 16
California Gully 5 3 2 - 12
West Bendigo 13 15 93 Wed 07-Jun-05 - Upper Reserve West Bendigo 6 2 4 - 8
Bendigo 0 2 2 Umpire: Shepperbottom - (Trove) Bendigo 5 - 5 - 0

Bendigo commenced the game with 11 men


Week 8

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 5 11 41 Wed 14-Jun-05 - North Bendigo Eaglehawk 6 4 2 - 16
South Bendigo 2 8 20 Umpire: Gibson - (Trove) California Gully 6 4 2 - 16
South Bendigo 6 4 2 - 16
West Bendigo 5 5 35 Wed 14-Jun-05 - Upper Reserve West Bendigo 7 3 4 - 12
Eaglehawk 4 7 31 Umpire: Norden - (Trove) Bendigo 5 - 5 - 0



Week 9

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 3 5 23 Wed 28-Jun-05 - Upper Reserve California Gully 7 5 2 - 20
Eaglehawk 3 2 20 Umpire: Carriss - (Trove) South Bendigo 7 5 2 - 20
Eaglehawk 7 4 3 - 16
California Gully 11 11 77 Wed 28-Jun-05 - North Bendigo West Bendigo 7 3 4 - 12
Bendigo 0 2 2 Umpire: Pollock - (Trove) Bendigo 6 - 6 - 0

South v Eaglehawk Crowd of 2000-3000

Week 10

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 4 6 30 Wed 05-Jul-05 - Upper Reserve California Gully 7 5 2 - 20
Bendigo 1 4 10 Umpire: Pollock - (Trove) Eaglehawk 8 5 3 - 20
South Bendigo 7 5 2 - 20
West Bendigo 7 3 4 - 12
Bendigo 7 - 7 - 0

Eaglehawk took field with 12 men
Many Eaglehawk players missing due to wedding of F.Wilkinson (a popular footballer)



Week 11

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 4 15 39 Wed 12-Jul-05 - Upper Reserve California Gully 8 6 2 - 24
West Bendigo 2 4 16 Umpire: Ivo Crapp - (Trove) South Bendigo 8 6 2 - 24
Eaglehawk 8 5 3 - 20
South Bendigo 13 15 93 Wed 12-Jul-05 - Canterbury Park Bendigo 8 3 5 - 12
Bendigo 1 4 10 Umpire: F.Geake - (Trove) 8 - 8 - 0

West Bendigo started with 17 men. Scott appeared in the second term


Round 3


Week 12

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 4 8 32 Wed 19-Jul-05 - North Bendigo South Bendigo 8 6 2 - 24
Eaglehawk 4 5 29 Umpire: Ivo Crapp - (Trove) Eaglehawk 9 6 3 - 24
California Gully 9 6 3 - 24
West Bendigo 7 5 47 Wed 19-Jul-05 - Upper Reserve West Bendigo 9 4 5 - 16
Bendigo 0 6 6 Umpire: F.Geake - (Trove) Bendigo 9 - 9 - 0

Allen Kicked a goal for California Gully after the bell. Goal disputed. Bendigo Association Awarded the game to Eaglehawk, Gully appealed to the VFL who upheld their appeal on evening of Wed 15th August. At a special meeting on Aug 22, the Bendigo Association Awarded the match to Eaglehawk.


Week 13

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 7 10 52 Wed 26-Jul-05 - Upper Reserve South Bendigo 9 7 2 - 28
West Bendigo 3 6 24 - (Trove) Eaglehawk 10 7 3 - 28
California Gully 10 6 4 - 24
South Bendigo 6 5 41 Wed 26-Jul-05 - North Bendigo West Bendigo 10 4 6 - 16
California Gully 2 10 22 Umpire: Wregg - (Trove) Bendigo 9 - 9 - 0



Week 14

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 7 12 54 Wed 02-Aug-05 - Canterbury Park Eaglehawk 11 8 3 - 32
South Bendigo 5 4 34 Umpire: Wraith - (Trove) California Gully 11 7 4 - 28
South Bendigo 10 7 3 - 28
California Gully 12 15 87 Wed 02-Aug-05 - Upper Reserve West Bendigo 10 4 6 - 16
Bendigo 1 2 8 Umpire: Pollock - (Trove) Bendigo 10 - 10 - 0

Eaglehawk v South Bendigo About 4000 Spectators
Umpire: Murphy missed train (a local, Wraith was appointed)



Week 15

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 6 7 43 Wed 09-Aug-05 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 12 9 3 - 36
West Bendigo 6 2 38 Umpire: F.Geake - (Trove) South Bendigo 11 8 3 - 32
California Gully 11 7 4 - 28
Eaglehawk 19 21 135 Wed 09-Aug-05 - Canterbury Park West Bendigo 11 4 7 - 16
Bendigo 1 3 9 Umpire:Shepperbottom - (Trove) Bendigo 11 - 11 - 0

James Richards - Bendigo captain Injured


Week 16

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 8 10 58 Wed 16-Aug-05 - North Bendigo Eaglehawk 12 9 3 - 36
West Bendigo 4 6 30 Umpire: F.Geake - (Trove) South Bendigo 12 9 3 - 36
California Gully 12 8 4 - 32
South Bendigo 23 15 153 Wed 16-Aug-05 - Upper Reserve West Bendigo 12 4 8 - 16
Bendigo 0 1 1 Umpire: Pollock - (Trove) Bendigo 12 - 12 - 0



Playoff for Minor Premiership

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 8 4 52 Wed 23-Aug-05 - North Bendigo South Bendigo 13 10 3 - 40
Eaglehawk 5 6 36 Umpire: Ivo Crapp - (Trove) Eaglehawk 13 9 4 - 36
California Gully 12 8 4 - 32
West Bendigo 12 4 8 - 16
Bendigo 12 - 12 - 0

Playoff for Minor Premiership planned before dispute of 19th July game was resolved
Crowd of 3000

Finals


Semi Final

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 7 8 50 Wed 30-Aug-05 - Canterbury Park
South Bendigo 2 8 20 Umpire: Ivo Crapp - (Trove)

Accusations of South Bendigo players 'playing stiff', though this was loudly contested.

Final

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 7 6 48 Wed 06-Sep-05 - Canterbury Park
Eaglehawk 4 7 31 Umpire: Norden - (Trove)



Challenge Final

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 3 9 27 Fri 13-Sep-19 - Upper Reserve
California Gully 2 5 17 Umpire: Ivo Crapp - (Trove)

South Bendigo and California Gully claimed that a Challege final was not a 'Final', this meant that they could share the gate rather than share it with the other teams in the competition. This was disputed and led to separate competitions in 1906.

Premiers

South Bendigo



Other Matches


Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Bendigo Association 11 8 74 Wed 21-Jun-05 - Upper Reserve
Melbourne (League) 8 9 57 Umpire T.Murphy - (Trove)

3000 attendance
No Fitzroy, Collingwood or South Melbourne players


Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Fitzroy 11 12 78 Sat 12-Aug-05 - Upper Reserve
Bendigo Miners Association 10 9 69 Umpire: T.Murphy - (Trove)

Approx 4000-6000 attendance
Many Bendigo Association representative players e.g. (Daykin, Neilson, Canavan, Johnson, Ogilvie, A.Hall, Jinks, Ennor and G.Hall)


Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Ballarat F.C. 7 7 49 Sat 16-Sep-05 - Upper Reserve
South Bendigo 4 9 33 - (Trove)

Approximately 3000


Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 6 6 42 Wed 04-Oct-05 - North Bendigo
South Bendigo 0 2 2 - (Trove)

Charity Game for Watsons Sustenation Fund

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