1907 VFA season

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1907 premiership season
Teams 10
Premiers Williamstown
(1st premiership)
Minor premiers Williamstown
(1st minor premiership)
1906
1908

The 1907 Victorian Football Association season was the 31st season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Williamstown Football Club, after it defeated West Melbourne in the final by eighteen points, it was the first premiership won by Williamstown, in its 24th season of senior competition.

Premiership[edit]

The home-and-away season was played over eighteen rounds, with each club playing the others twice; then, the top four clubs contested a finals series under the amended Argus system to determine the premiers for the season.

Ladder[edit]

1907 VFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA PTS
1 Williamstown (P) 18 15 3 0 1046 653 60
2 Richmond 18 14 4 0 1387 773 56
3 Footscray 18 12 6 0 1006 708 48
4 West Melbourne 18 12 6 0 1048 813 48
5 Essendon 18 11 7 0 900 760 44
6 Brunswick 18 9 9 0 1077 1007 36
7 Port Melbourne 18 9 9 0 814 1007 36
8 Prahran 18 5 13 0 806 1202 20
9 North Melbourne 18 2 16 0 618 1179 8
10 Preston 18 1 17 0 586 1329 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[1]

Finals[edit]

Semi Finals
Saturday, 14 September Williamstown 5.11 (41) def. Footscray 3.9 (27) East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 12,000) [2]
Saturday, 21 September Richmond 5.7 (37) def. by West Melbourne 8.13 (61) East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 7,500) [3]


1907 VFA Final
Saturday, 28 September Williamstown def. West Melbourne East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 25,000[4]) [5]
4.4 (28)
4.5 (29)
5.9 (39)
 7.10 (52)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
0.2 (2)
2.6 (18)
2.9 (21)
 3.16 (34)
Umpires: Hurley[6]
Briggs 3, Addison 2, Gibbs 2 Goals P. Johnson 2, Armstrong
  • Had West Melbourne won, minor premiers Williamstown would have been entitled to a rematch the following Saturday to decide the premiership.

Notable events[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Old Boy (9 September 1907). "Football – Association Matches". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 5. 
  2. ^ Old Boy (16 September 1907). "Football – Association semi-final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 7. 
  3. ^ Old Boy (23 September 1907). "Football – Association Semi-Final". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 9. 
  4. ^ "Final – Williamstown v. West Melbourne". North Melbourne Courier and West Melbourne Chronicle. Melbourne. 4 October 1907. p. 3. 
  5. ^ Old Boy (30 September 1907). "Football – the Association clubs". The Argus. Melbourne. p. 7. 
  6. ^ "With the footballers – first premiership for 'Town". Williamstown Chronicle. Williamstown, VIC. 5 October 1907. p. 3. 
  7. ^ "Football – Victorian League – Question of Grounds". The Argus. Melbourne. 28 March 1907. p. 4. 
  8. ^ Centre (1 June 1939). "The National Code – how the Association has led the way". The Age. Melbourne. p. 4. 
  9. ^ Fiddian, Marc (2004); The VFA; A History of the Victorian Football Association 1877–1995; p. 25
  10. ^ Fiddian, Marc (2004), The VFA: a history of the Victorian Football Association, 1877–1995, p. 25 
  11. ^ "The Association – Prahran v. North Melbourne". The Prahran Telegraph. Prahran, VIC. 31 August 1907. p. 2.