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Bendigo Football Association 1907 Season

Teams: 5 then 4
Finals
On-the-field players: 18
Premiers: Long Gully


After the 1905-1906 dispute, the two football Associations amalgamated, but the power was effectively held by the clubs in the BNDFA.

The Bendigo Association Affiliated with the VFL in April 1907.


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BFA Season 1907



Week 1

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 12 9 81 Wed 01-May-07 - Canterbury Park Eaglehawk 1 1 - - 4
Long Gully 4 10 34 Umpire: Wregg - (Trove) California Gully 1 1 - - 4
Long Gully 1 - 1 - 0
California Gully 4 10 34 Wed 01-May-07 - Upper Reserve West Bendigo 1 - 1 - 0
West Bendigo 0 5 5 Umpire: Boyle - (Trove) South Bendigo - - - - 0

Eaglehawk v Long Gully Large Crowd, R.Smith from Fitzroy played for Eaglehawk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Smith_(Australian_footballer,_born_1877)
California Gully v West Bendigo about 300 Spectators. California Gully played one man short



Week 2

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 6 10 46 Wed 08-May-07 - North Bendigo California Gully 2 2 - - 8
South Bendigo 3 7 25 Umpire: Wregg - (Trove) Eaglehawk 1 1 - - 4
Long Gully 2 1 1 - 4
Long Gully 10 13 73 Wed 08-May-07 - Upper Reserve South Bendigo 1 1 - - 4
West Bendigo 1 4 10 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove) West Bendigo 2 - 2 - 0

Long Gully v West Bendigo About 1000 spectators



Week 3

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 10 11 71 Wed 15-May-07 - Upper Reserve California Gully 3 2 1 - 8
West Bendigo 2 4 16 Umpire: Elder - (Trove) Eaglehawk 2 2 - - 8
South Bendigo 2 2 - - 8
Eaglehawk 8 7 55 Wed 15-May-07 - North Bendigo Long Gully 2 1 1 - 4
California Gully 5 5 35 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove) West Bendigo 3 - 3 - 0

South Bendigo v West Bendigo Ladies Day
Eaglehawk v California Gully About 2000 spectators


Week 4

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Long Gully 5 10 40 Wed 22-May-07 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 3 3 - - 12
California Gully 3 8 26 - (Trove) California Gully 4 2 2 - 8
South Bendigo 3 2 1 - 8
Eaglehawk 4 10 34 Wed 22-May-07 - Canterbury Park Long Gully 3 2 1 - 8
South Bendigo 3 6 24 Umpire: Wregg - (Trove) West Bendigo 3 - 3 - 0



Week 5

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Long Gully 5 10 40 Wed 29-May-07 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 4 4 - - 16
South Bendigo 2 8 20 Umpire: Wregg - (Trove) Long Gully 4 3 1 - 12
California Gully 4 2 2 - 8
Eaglehawk 15 27 117 Wed 29-May-07 - Canterbury Park South Bendigo 4 2 2 - 8
West Bendigo 1 1 7 - (Trove) West Bendigo 4 - 4 - 0

Long Gully v South Bendigo about 2000 spectators
Long Gully had the Services of Baxter and Bowe from Maldon who play with metropoliton teams
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Bowe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Baxter_(Australian_footballer)
South Bendigo J. W. O'Keefe (Port Melbourne, Richmond)
Both sides protested the inclusion of these players, South Bendigo's protest was pismissed and Long Gully's withdrawn
Eaglehawk v West Bendigo West played 3 men short


Week 6

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully Wed 05-Jun-07 - North Bendigo Eaglehawk 5 5 - - 20
West Bendigo - (Trove) Long Gully 5 3 2 - 12
California Gully 4* 3 2 - 12
Eaglehawk 4 5 29 Wed 05-Jun-07 - Upper Reserve South Bendigo 4 2 2 - 8
Long Gully 3 5 23 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove) West Bendigo 5 - 5 - 0

California Gully v West Bendigo North Bendigo did not appear, later enquiries find that west Bendigo has withdrawn from the competition
Eaglehawk v Long Gully 5,000 spectators


Week 7

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 6 15 51 Wed 12-Jun-07 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 6 6 - - 24
South Bendigo 1 3 9 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove) California Gully 5* 4 2 - 16
Long Gully 6 3 3 - 12
California Gully 3 9 27 Wed 12-Jun-07 - North Bendigo South Bendigo 5 2 3 - 8
Long Gully 2 7 19 Umpire: A. Dalziel - (Trove) West Bendigo 5 - 5 - 0

Eaglehawk v South Bendigo2,500 spectators
California Gully v Long Gully moderate Attendance
"Horace Pearce. who has only recently emerged from the junior ranks, may be classed in the foremost rank of Bendigo footballers. On Wednesday he was the most useful and prominent man on the field. In marking, kicking and ground play generally he excels." - Bendigo Advertiser 15-Jun-1907 p6

15-Jun-1907

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk -1 -1 - - -4
Long Gully -1 -1 - -4
California Gully -2 -2 - -8
South Bendigo -1 -1 - -4

Association votes to expunge West Bendigo results from season. The papers continue to include the results.
(1907, June 15). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 - 1918), p. 5. Retrieved February 21, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page24132753


Week 8

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
California Gully 6 9 45 Wed 19-Jun-07 - Canterbury Park Eaglehawk 7 6 1 - 24
Eaglehawk 5 9 39 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove) California Gully 6* 4 3 - 16
Long Gully 6 3 4 - 12
South Bendigo 6 12 48 Wed 19-Jun-07 - Upper Reserve South Bendigo 6 3 3 - 12
Long Gully 4 6 30 Umpire: Boyle - (Trove)

California Gully v Eaglehawk about 2,000 spectators


Week 9

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 7 9 51 Wed 26-Jun-07 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 8 6 2 - 24
California Gully 4 1 25 Umpire: A. Dalziel - (Trove) Long Gully 8 4 4 - 16
California Gully 7* 4 4 - 16
Long Gully 5 4 34 Wed 26-Jun-07 - Canterbury Park South Bendigo 7 3 4 - 12
Eaglehawk 3 10 28 Umpire: Devine - (Trove)

South Bendigo v California Gully about 3,000 spectators
Alec McDonald (ex Eaglehawk/West Melbourne) with South Bendigo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_McDonald_(footballer)
Long Gully v Eaglehawk about 1,500 spectators


Week 10

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Long Gully 10 13 73 Wed 03-Jul-07 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 9 7 2 - 28
California Gully 1 7 13 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove) Long Gully 9 5 4 - 20
California Gully 8* 4 5 - 16
Eaglehawk 6 11 47 Wed 03-Jul-07 - Canterbury Park South Bendigo 8 3 5 - 12
South Bendigo 4 6 30 - (Trove)



Week 11

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Long Gully 4 7 31 Wed 10-Jul-07 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 10 8 2 - 32
South Bendigo 1 4 10 Umpire: Connor - (Trove) Long Gully 10 6 4 - 24
California Gully 9* 4 6 - 16
Eaglehawk 5 6 36 Wed 10-Jul-07 - North Bendigo South Bendigo 9 3 6 - 12
California Gully 2 4 16 Umpire: Boyle - (Trove)

Long Gully v South Bendigo about 2,000 spectators
Eaglehawk v California Gully attendance small


Week 12

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 7 12 54 Wed 24-Jul-07 - Canterbury Park Eaglehawk 10 8 2 - 32
California Gully 6 11 47 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove) Long Gully 10 6 4 - 24
South Bendigo 10 4 6 - 16
California Gully 10* 4 7 - 16



Week 13

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 5 3 33 Wed 31-Jul-07 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 11 8 3 - 32
Eaglehawk 4 4 28 Umpire: Boyle - (Trove) Long Gully 11 7 4 - 28
South Bendigo 11 5 6 - 20
Long Gully 7 2 44 Wed 31-Jul-07 - North Bendigo California Gully 11* 4 8 - 16
California Gully 5 9 39 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove)

South Bendigo v Eaglehawk about 3,000 spectators


Week 14

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 2 7 19 Wed 07-Aug-07 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 12 9 3 - 36
Long Gully 2 3 15 - (Trove) Long Gully 12 7 5 - 28
South Bendigo 12 6 6 - 24
Eaglehawk 8 13 61 Wed 07-Aug-07 - Canterbury Park California Gully 12* 4 9 - 16
California Gully 3 1 19 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove)

Long Gully to protest inclusing of P.Mills as he had recently acted as a paid umpire.


Week 15

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Long Gully 7 12 54 Thu 22-Aug-07 - Upper Reserve Eaglehawk 13 9 4 - 36
Eaglehawk 2 3 15 - (Trove) Long Gully 13 8 5 - 32
South Bendigo 13 7 6 - 28
South Bendigo 6 7 43 Thu 22-Aug-07 - Canterbury Park California Gully 13* 4 10 - 16
California Gully 4 7 31 Umpire: F. O'Loghlen - (Trove)

Long Gully v Eaglehawk 2,000 to 4000 spectators
Long Gully v Eaglehawk 3/4 time brawl


Minor Premiership

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 12 8 4 - 32
Long Gully 12 7 5 - 28
South Bendigo 12 6 6 - 24
California Gully 12 2 10 - 8

Season results excluding the West Bendigo Results


Finals


Semi Final

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 6 14 50 Wed 04-Sep-07 - Upper Reserve
Eaglehawk 2 2 14 Umpire: Elder - (Trove)

about 6,000 spectators
Eaglehawk started with 15 and ended with 17 men


Semi Final

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Long Gully 9 12 66 Wed 11-Sep-07 - Upper Reserve
California Gully 1 1 7 - (Trove)

California Gully lodged a protest over the inclusion of Baxter


Final

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Long Gully 5 3 33 Wed 18-Sep-07 - Upper Reserve
South Bendigo 4 4 28 Umpire: Tulloch - (Trove)

between 7000-8000 spectators


Challenge Game

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Long Gully 3 3 21 Wed 25-Sep-07 - Upper Reserve
Eaglehawk 1 7 13 - (Trove)

Same size crowd as previous weeks final

Premiers

Long Gully

Other Games

Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
St Kilda 22 13 145 Mon 22-Apr-07 - St Kilda Cricket Ground
South Bendigo 3 2 20 - (Trove)



Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Essendon 13 17 95 Sat 20-Apr-07 - East Melbourne Cricket Ground
BFA 5 3 33 Umpire: A. Dalziel - (Trove)

Herald has the teams for the bendigo players - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242558989
"Essendon had so many new men to try that by courtesy of the opposition captain they were allowed to send new players into the field at half time. His was of course rather unfair to Bendigo, but matches of the kind are in the fullest sense 'friendly'" - Argus 22-Apr-1907
The BFA played in Eaglehawks only uniforms forcing Eaglehawk to cancel their game against Centrals



Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
VFL 14 10 94 Sat 08-Jun-07 - Upper Reserve
BFA 7 11 53 - (Trove)

Attendance: 1,500
League did not seriously try in the second half


Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo 3 7 25 Sat 22-Jun-07 - Upper Reserve
Combined First Rate Juniors 2 9 21 - (Trove)



Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
South Bendigo and Long Gully 8 10 58 Wed 17-Jul-07 - Upper Reserve
Eaglehawk and California Gully 5 6 36 Umpire: Roper - (Trove)

For the Watsons Fund


Team G P T Notes Team P W L D Pts
Eaglehawk 10 5 65 Sat 10-Aug-07 - Canterbury Park
California Gully 3 7 25 - (Trove)

For a trophy presented by Hunter Brothers.
"The first few minutes of the final quarter was uneventful, but the clouds showd promise of a heavy downfall, and a number of the Gullyites left the ground. When the rain fell there was a general scatter, only about half the teams playing to the finish." Bend Independent 12-Aug-1907


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