2010 Northern Football League season

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2010 Premiership season
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Teams 35
Premiers

West Preston-Lakeside

Whittlesea

Hurstbrdge
Minor premiers

Heidelberg Whittlesea

Whittlesea
Matches played 245
Leading goalkicker

Saul Caddy (Heidelberg) Benjamin Gill (Lower Plenty)

Johnathon Garrard (Panton Hill)
2010
2012

The 84th season of the Northern Football League was held in 2010.

2010 season[edit]

The 2011 NFL season contained three divisions for the first time in the leagues history. A ten team Division 1, eight team Division 2 and a seven team Division 3. The 2009 Division 2 Premiers Macleod was promoted to Division 1, whilst Thomastown was relegated to Division 2 after finishing in bottom place. Parkside won the 2009 Division 3 premiership but were not promoted as the Division 3 competition had only been active from half way through the 2009 season when Division 2 split. This also meant that no Division 2 team was relegated. The fixture for the 2011 NFL season is not a random selection of matches, but rather is planned by the NFL. The season will run for 18 rounds (including a split round) plus 5 weeks of finals.

Clubs[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Club Founded Nickname Location Home Ground Entered Competition Most recent Promotion Jumper
Bundoora Football Club 1974 Bulls Bundoora Yulong Reserve 1981 1982
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Eltham Football Club 1909 Panthers Eltham Central Park 1922 2003
Eltham Panthers.JPG
Greensborough Football Club 1905 Boro Greensborough War Memorial Park 1922 2007
Greensborough Boro.JPG
Greensborough Pink Clash.JPG
Heidelberg Football Club 1876 Tigers Heidelberg Warringal Park 1923 1983
Heidelberg Tigers.JPG
Heidelberg Tigers Clash.JPG
Lalor Football Club 1955 Bloods Lalor Lalor Reserve 1968 2011
Lalor Bloods.JPG
Macleod Football Club 1946 Kangaroos Rosanna De Winton Park 1947 2010
Macleod Kangaroos.JPG
Macleod Kangaroos Clash.JPG
Montmorency Football Club 1924 Magpies Montmorency Montmorency Park, North Oval 1924 N/A
Montmorency Magpies.JPG
North Heidelberg Football Club 1958 Bulldogs Heidelberg Heights Shelley Street Reserve 1958 N/A
North Heidleberg Bulldogs.JPG
Northcote Park Football Club 1952 Cougars Northcote Bill Lawry Oval 1982 1995
West Preston Lakeside Football Club 1998 Roosters Reservoir J E Moore Park 1996 1997
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Division 2[edit]

Club Founded Nickname Location Home Ground Entered Competition Most recent Relegation/Promotion Jumper
Diamond Creek Football Club 1888 Demons Diamond Creek Coventry Reserve 1922 2008
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Epping Football Club 1904 Blues Epping Epping Recreation Reserve 1933 2007
Epping Blues.JPG
Fitzroy Stars Football Club 1973 Stars Thornbury Victoria Park 2008 N/A
Fitzroy Stars.JPG
Lower Plenty Football Club 1961 Bears Montmorency Montmorency Park, South Oval 1995 2005
Lower Plenty Bears.JPG
Mernda Football Club 1903 Demons Mernda Mernda Recreation Reserve 1937–1939, 1987 1991
Mernda Demons.JPG
Thomastown Football Club 1976 Bears Thomastown Main Street Reserve 2001 2010
Thomastown Bears.JPG
Watsonia Football Club 1967 Saints Watsonia A K Lines Reserve 1969 2011
Watsonia Saints.JPG
Whittlesea Football Club 1904 Eagles Whittlesea Whittlesea Showgrounds 1934–1946, 1992 2011
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Whittlesea Eagles Clash.JPG

Division 3[edit]

Club Founded Nickname Location Home Ground Entered Competition Most recent Relegation Jumper
Heidelberg West Football Club 1936 Hawks Heidelberg Heidelberg Park 1939 2009
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Hurstbridge Football Club 1914 Bridges Hurstbridge Ben Friley Oval 1922–1931, 1988 2011
Hurstbridge Bridges.JPG
Parkside Football Club 1934 Devils Alphington Pitcher Park 2003 2009
Parkside Devils.JPG
Parkside Devils Clash.JPG
Panton Hill Football Club 1926 Redbacks Panton Hill Cracknell Reserve 1929–1930, 1997 2009
Panton Hill Redbacks.JPG
Reservoir Football Club 1984 Mustangs Reservoir Crispe Park 1981,2008 2009
Reservior Mustangs.JPG
South Morang Football Club 1954 Lions Mill Park Lakes Mill Park Lakes Reserve 1955 2009
South Morang Lions.JPG
St Mary's Senior Football Club 2008 Burra Mill Park Kelynack Reserve 2010 N/A
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Regular season[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Round 1 (Season Launch)[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 10 April Heidelberg 158 def. Lalor 73 Waringal Park [1]
Saturday 10 April Eltham 109 def. Greensborough 100 Central Park [1]
Saturday 10 April Macleod 138 def. Northcote Park 88 De Winton Park [1]
Saturday 10 April North Heidelberg 84 def. Montomrency 47 Shelley Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 10 April West Preston Lakeside 85 def. Bundoora 75 J.E Moore Park [2]
  • Round 1 marked Macleods first game in Division 1
Division 2
Saturday 10 April Diamond Creek 113 def. Thomastown 71 Coventry Oval [1]
Saturday 10 April Lower Plenty 138 def. Fitzroy Stars 88 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 10 April Mernda 67 def. by Whittlesea 174 Mernda Recreational Reserve [1]
Saturday 10 April Watsonia 34 def. by Epping 175 A.K Lines Reserve [1]
  • Round 1 marked Thomastown's first game in Division 2 since 2008 when they were promoted to Division 1.
Division 3
Saturday 10 April St.Marys 38 def. by Panton Hill 210 Cracknell Reserve [1]
Saturday 10 April Reservoir 161 def. Heidelberg West 123 Crispe Park [1]
Saturday 10 April Parkside 133 def. South Morang 74 Pitcher Park [1]
Saturday 10 April Hurstbridge def. bye [1]
  • Round 1 marked St. Mary's SFC's first senior game as a club. Their 172 point drumming at the hands of Panton Hill was not the perfect start.


Round 2[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 17 April Bundoora 46 def. by Heidelberg 102 Yulong Reserve [3]
Saturday 17 April Greensborough 63 def. by West Preston Lakeside 113 War Memorial Park [1]
Saturday 17 April Lalor 106 def. by Macleod 124 Lalor Reserve [1]
Saturday 17 April Northcote Park 91 def. by North Heidelberg 133 Bill Lawry Oval [4]
Saturday 17 April Montmorency 49 def. by Eltham 112 Montmorency Park [1]
  • Heidelberg's 56 point win over Bundoora became their 40th straight win. This is a new Northern Football League Record.
  • The Montmorency vs Eltham clash was the first night game of the season.
Division 2
Saturday 17 April Thomastown 106 def. Mernda 101 Main Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 17 April Fitzroy Stars 63 def. by Diamond Creek 103 Victoria Park [1]
Saturday 17 April Whittlesea 105 def. Epping 61 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
Saturday 17 April Watsonia 8 def. by Lower Plenty 156 A.K Lines Reserve [1]
  • Watsonia score of 8 behinds became the first time this year a team hadn't kicked a goal in a match.
  • Thomastown won their first game in Division 2 for the season after being relegated from Division 1.
Division 3
Saturday 17 April Heidelberg West 124 def. St.Marys 53 Heidelberg Park [1]
Saturday 17 April South Morang 80 def. by Reservoir 138 Crispe Park [1]
Saturday 17 April Panton Hill 81 def. by Hurstbridge 116 Cracknell Reserve [1]
Saturday 17 April Parkside def. bye [1]
  • When Heidelberg West beat St.Marys at Heidelberg Park, it became their first Senior win since 2006.


Round 3[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 24 April Heidelberg 146 def. Greensborough 43 Waringal Park [1]
Saturday 24 April Bundoora 56 def. by Montmorency 78 Yulong Reserve [5]
Saturday 24 April Lalor 75 def. by Northcoe Park 82 Lalor Reserve [1]
Saturday 24 April Macleod 102 def. Eltham 101 De Winton Park [1]
Saturday 24 April West Preston 91 def. North Heidelberg 70 J.E Moore Park [6]
  • Macleods win against Eltham meant that they were undefeated after 3 rounds in Division 1 after coming up from Division 2.
Division 2
Saturday 24 April Diamond Creek 207 def. Watsonia 8 Coventry Oval [1]
Saturday 24 April Lower Plenty 168 def. Thomastown 88 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 24 April Whittlesea 143 def. Fitzroy Stars 60 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
Saturday 24 April Mernda 85 def. by Epping 104 Mernda Recreational Reserve [1]
  • For the 2nd week in a row Watsonia could only muster a total score of 8.
Division 3
Saturday 24 April Hurstbridge 195 def. Heidelberg West 66 Ben Frilay Oval [1]
Saturday 24 April St.Marys 63 def. by Reservoir 173 Kelynack Reserve [1]
Saturday 24 April Parkside 122 def. Panton Hill 67 Pitcher Park [1]
Saturday 24 April South Morang def. bye [1]
  • Reservoir won their 3rd consecutive game in 2010, which was a great effort considering they won just 2 in 2009.


Round 4 (Rivalry Round)[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 1 May Eltham 68 def. by Bundoora 136 Central Park [7]
Saturday 1 May Greensborough 107 def. Macleod 71 War Memorial Park [1]
Saturday 1 May Northcote Park 126 def. West Preston Lakeside 79 Bill Lawry Oval [1]
Saturday 1 May North Heidelberg 77 def. by Heidelberg 119 Shelley Street Reserve [8]
Saturday 1 May Montmorency 111 def. Lalor 97 Montmorency Park [1]
  • This round marked Rivalry Round.
Division 2
Saturday 1 May Epping 77 def. Lower Plenty 63 Epping Recreation Reserve [1]
Saturday 1 May Thomastown 184 def. Watsonia 24 Main Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 1 May Whittlesea 85 def. Diamond Creek 48 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
Saturday 1 May Fitzroy Stars 85 def. by Mernda 94 Victoria Park [1]
  • When Epping defeated Lower Plenty, it meant Lower Plenty had not won at Epping Recreation Reserve since 2000.
Division 3
Saturday 1 May Heidelberg West 90 def. South Morang 64 Heidelberg Park [1]
Saturday 1 May Hurstbridge 121 def. Parkside 109 Ben Frilay Oval [1]
Saturday 1 May Reservoir 116 def. Panton Hill 61 Crispe Park [1]
Saturday 1 May St.Marys def. bye [1]
  • Hurstbridge and Parkside met in Round 4 for the first time since the Division 3 Grand Final of the previous year.


Round 5[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 8 May Bundoora 121 def. North Heidelberg 69 Yulong Reserve [1]
Saturday 8 May Greensborough 43 def. by Lalor 101 War Memorial Park [1]
Saturday 8 May Macleod 94 def. by Montmorency 111 De Winton Park [9]
Saturday 8 May West Preston 67 def. Eltham 58 J.E Moore Park [10]
Saturday 8 May Northcote Park 79 def. by Heidelberg 97 Bill Lawry Oval [1]
  • Lalor snapped a 4-game losing streak in their 58 point win over Greensborough.
  • Montmorency won their 3rd game in a row when they defeated Macleod
Division 2
Saturday 8 May Mernda 77 def. by Lower Plenty 84 Mernda Recreation Reserve [1]
Saturday 8 May Diamond Creek 97 def. Epping 61 Coventry Oval [1]
Saturday 8 May Thomastown 143 def. Fitzroy Stars 103 Main Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 8 May Watsonia 6 def. by Whittlesea 190 A.K Lines Reserve [1]
  • Watsonia's Score of 1.0.6 was the lowest of any team in all divisions at this time.
Division 3
Saturday 8 May South Morang 74 def. by Hurstbridge 105 Mill Park Lakes Reserve [1]
Saturday 8 May Panton Hill 169 def. Heidelberg West 75 Cracknell Reserve [1]
Saturday 8 May Parkside 178 def. St.Marys 20 Pitcher Park [1]
Saturday 8 May Reservoir def. bye [1]


Round 6[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 15 May Heidelberg 166 def. Macleod 43 Waringal Park [11]
Saturday 15 May Lalor 79 def. by Bundoora 124 Lalor Reserve [1]
Saturday 15 May Northcote Park 99 def. by Greensborough 100 Bill Lawry Oval [12]
Saturday 15 May North Heidelberg 126 def. Eltham 85 Shelley Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 15 May Montmorency 101 drew with West Preston Lakeside 101 Montmorency Park [1]
  • Montmorency vs West Preston Lakeside at Montmorency became the first game this season to be drawn.
Division 2
Saturday 15 May Lower Plenty 146 def. Diamond Creek 84 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 15 May Mernda 215 def. Watsonia 16 Mernda Recreation Reserve [1]
Saturday 15 May Fitzroy Stars 84 def. by Epping 102 Victoria Park [1]
Saturday 15 May Whittlesea 137 def. Thomastown 49 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
  • For the 2nd time this season Watsonia were beaten by 199 points.
Division 3
Saturday 15 May St.Marys 84 def. by South Morang 133 Kelynack Reserve [1]
Saturday 15 May Parkside 133 def. Heidelberg West 27 Pitcher Park [1]
Saturday 15 May Reservoir 89 def. Hurstbridge 82 Crispe Park [1]
Saturday 15 May Panton Hill def. bye [1]
  • South Morangs first win of season 2010 came when they defeated St.Marys at Kelynack Reserve


Round 7[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 22 May Bundoora 81 def. Macleod 73 Yulong Reserve [1]
Saturday 22 May Eltham 94 def. Lalor 67 Central Park [1]
Saturday 22 May Montmorency 142 def. Northcote Park 62 Montmorency Park [1]
Saturday 22 May North Heidelberg 90 def. by Greensborough 100 Shelley Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 22 May West Preston Lakeside 69 def. by Heidelberg 118 J.E Moore Park [13]
  • For the first time in league history in all three divisions the two top teams faced off against each other. This was labeled the 'Top of the table Treble'. In division 1 the all conquering Heidelberg were too good for West Preston Lakeside.
Division 2
Saturday 22 May Lower Plenty 103 def. by Whittlesea 124 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 22 May Fitzroy Stars 136 def. Watsonia 46 Victoria Park [1]
Saturday 22 May Epping 140 def. Thomastown 41 Epping Recreation Reserve [1]
Saturday 22 May Diamond Creek 118 def. Mernda 85 Coventry Oval [1]
  • For the first time in league history in all 3 divisions the 2 top teams faced off against each other. This was labeled the 'Top of the table Treble'. In division 2 Whittlesea were able to extend their winning streak by overcoming Lower Plenty.
Division 3
Saturday 22 May Hurstbridge 249 def. St.Marys 22 Ben Frilay Oval [1]
Saturday 22 May South Morang 152 def. by Panton Hill 124 Mill Park Lakes Reserve [1]
Saturday 22 May Reservoir 88 def. Parkside 73 Crispe Park [1]
Saturday 22 May Panton Hill def. bye [1]
  • For the first time in league history in all 3 divisions the 2 top teams faced off against each other. This was labeled the 'Top of the table Treble'. In division 2 Reservoir were able to extend their winning streak by overcoming Parkside.


Round 8 (Charity Round)[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 29 May Greensborough 69 def. by Bundoora 113 War Memorial Park [1]
Saturday 29 May Heidelberg 130 def. Montmorency 75 Waringal Park [1]
Saturday 29 May Lalor 72 def. by West Preston Lakeside 120 Lalor Reserve [1]
Saturday 29 May Macleod 111 def. by North Heidelberg 120 De Winton Park [1]
Saturday 29 May Northcote Park 104 def. Eltham 91 Bill Lawry Oval []
  • Round was marked Charity Round and each club from all divisions chose a Charity to raise money for.
  • The Greensborough vs Bundoora clash at War Memorial Park was labelled the 'Pink Day' as Greensborough chose McGrath Foundation as their charity. The ground was marked with pink lines, the balls in all 3 games were pink and Greensborough wore an alternate White strip with a bright Pink logo.
Division 2
Saturday 29 May Epping 101 def. Mernda 77 Epping Recreation Reserve [1]
Saturday 29 May Thomastown 53 def. by Lower Plenty 193 Main Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 29 May Fitzroy Stars 41 def. by Whittlesea 180 Victoria Park [1]
Saturday 29 May Watsonia 2 def. by Diamond Creek 114 A.K Lines Reserve [1]
  • Round was marked Charity Round and each club from all divisions chose a Charity to raise money for.
  • Watsonia's score of 0.2.2 was the lowest score by any team this season.
Division 3
Saturday 29 May Heidelberg West 49 def. by Reservoir 152 Heidelberg Park [1]
Saturday 29 May South Morang 86 def. by Parkside 117 Mill Park Lakes Reserve [1]
Saturday 29 May Panton Hill 137 def. St.Marys 62 Cracknell Reserve [1]
Saturday 29 May Hurstbridge def. bye [1]
  • Round was marked Charity Round and each club from all divisions chose a Charity to raise money for.
  • Reservoirs undefeated streak now sat at 7 games.


Round 9[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 5 June Eltham 60 def. by Heidelberg 128 Central Park [1]
Saturday 5 June Macleod 81 def. West Preston Lakeside 66 De Winton Park [1]
Saturday 5 June North Heidelberg 82 def. Lalor 49 Shelley Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 5 June Northcote Park 30 def. by Bundoora 94 Bill Lawry Oval [14]
Saturday 5 June Greensborough 44 def. by Montmorency 98 War Memorial Park [15]
  • Heidelberg won their 9th in a row for the season.
  • Lalor lost their 4th game in a row and sat bottom of the ladder after just one win in the first half of the season.
Division 2
Saturday 5 June Epping 65 def. by Whittlesea 110 Epping Recreation Reserve [1]
Saturday 5 June Diamond Creek 120 def. Fitzroy Stars 48 Coventry Oval [1]
Saturday 5 June Lower Plenty 192 def. Watsonia 37 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 5 June Mernda 146 def. Thomastown 80 Mernda Recreation Reserve [1]
  • Half way through the season and Watsonia were still yet to register a win. Meanwhile, Whittlesea still hadn't lost a game.
Division 3
Saturday 5 June Hurstbridge 60 def. by Panton Hill 78 Ben Frilay Oval [1]
Saturday 5 June St.Marys 55 def. by Heidelberg West 73 Kelynack Reserve [1]
Saturday 5 June Reservoir 100 def. South Morang 39 Crispe Park [1]
Saturday 5 June Parkside def. bye [1]
  • St.Marys got close to their first win going down to Heidelberg West by just 18 points.


Round 10 (Queens Birthday Split Rivalry Round)[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 12 June West Preston Lakeside 99 def. Northcote Park 91 J.E Moore Park [16]
Saturday 19 June Bundoora 90 def. by Eltham 107 Yulong Reserve [1]
Saturday 19 June Lalor 56 def. by Montmorency 104 Lalor Reserve [1]
Saturday 19 June Heidelberg 172 def. North Heidelberg 43 Waringal Park [17]
Saturday 19 June Macleod 84 drew with Greensborough 84 De Winton Park [18]
  • 12 June was Queens Birthday Weekend but when West Preston Lakeside and Northcote Park agreed to play the round became Queens Birthday Split Round.
  • Macleod and Greensboroughs draw became the 2nd draw for the season.
  • Heidelberg's 132 thumping of local rivals North Heidelberg is the largest of the season by any team in Division 1 2010.
Division 2
Saturday 19 June Epping 265 def. Watsonia 10 Epping Recreation Reserve [1]
Saturday 19 June Thomastown 75 def. by Diamond Creek 166 Main Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 19 June Fitzroy Stars 75 def. by Lower Plenty 77 Victoria Park [1]
Saturday 19 June Whittlesea 86 def. by Mernda 98 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
  • Eppings 255 point drumming of Watsonia became the biggest win by any team in any Senior competition this season.
  • Whittlesea lost their first game of the season going down to local rivals Mernda by 2 goals.
Division 3
Saturday 19 June Panton Hill 146 def. Reservoir 57 Cracknell Reserve [1]
Saturday 19 June South Morang 111 def. Heidelberg West 80 Mill Park Lakes Reserve [1]
Saturday 19 June Parkside 76 def. by Hurstbridge 89 Pitcher Park [1]
Saturday 19 June St.Marys def. bye [1]
  • Reservoir lost their first game of the season when they were embarrassed by Panton Hill to the tune of 89 points.


Round 11[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 26 June Eltham 108 def. Macleod 92 Central Park [1]
Saturday 26 June Greensborough 102 def. Heidelberg 75 War Memorial Park [1]
Saturday 26 June Montmorency 99 def. Bundoora 69 Montmorency Park [1]
Saturday 26 June North Heidelberg 31 def. by West Preston Lakeside 128 Shelley Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 26 June Northcote Park 101 def. Lalor 91 Bill Lawry Oval [19]
  • On 26 June 2010 Greensborough became the first team in 798 days (2 and 1/2 years) to defeat Heidelberg. The loss breaks Heidelberg's record 48-game winning streak. Ironically this makes Greensborough the only team to have beaten top place Heidelberg and lost to bottom placed Lalor.
Division 2
Saturday 26 June Diamond Creek 69 def. by Whittlesea 84 Coventry Oval [1]
Saturday 26 June Lower Plenty 96 def. Epping 95 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 26 June Mernda 74 def. Fitzroy Stars 28 Mernda Recreational Reserve [1]
Saturday 26 June Watsonia 38 def. by Thomastown 81 A.K Lines Reserve [1]
  • Watsonia scored their highest score of the year kicking 5 goals 8, but were still unable to grab a win.
Division 3
Saturday 26 June Heidelberg West 62 def. by Hurstbridge 126 Heidelberg Park [1]
Saturday 26 June Panton Hill 63 def. Parkside 60 Cracknell Reserve [1]
Saturday 26 June Reservoir 124 def. St.Marys 79 Crispe Park [1]
Saturday 26 June South Morang def. bye [1]
  • Panton Hill won their 6th game in a row and moved into 3rd position on the ladder.


Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday 3 July Heidelberg 92 def. Northcote Park 50 Waringal Park [1]
Saturday 3 July Montmorency 145 def. Macleod 86 Montmorency Park [1]
Saturday 3 July Lalor 78 def. by Greensborough 94 Lalor Reserve [1]
Saturday 3 July North Heidelberg 69 def. Bundoora 61 Shelley Street Reserve [20]
Saturday 3 July Eltham 96 def. West Preston Lakeside 76 Central Park [21]
  • Elthams win over West Preston made it their 3rd on the trot, it also meant they had beaten every top 5 team except Heidelberg.
  • Lalor's loss to Greensborough increased their losing streak to 7 games. This is the worst losing streak of any team this year.
Division 2
Saturday 3 July Diamond Creek 87 def. Lower Plenty 55 Coventry Oval [1]
Saturday 3 July Thomastown 35 def. by Whittlesea 99 Main Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 3 July Epping 118 def. Fitzroy Stars 60 Epping Recreational Reserve [1]
Saturday 3 July Watsonia 43 def. by Epping 158 A.K Lines Reserve [1]
  • For the 2nd week in a row Watsonia reached their highest score of the year kicking 6 goals 7.
Division 3
Saturday 3 July St.Marys 51 def. by Hurstbridge 120 Kelynack Reserve [1]
Saturday 3 July Panton Hill 162 def. South Morang 13 Cracknell Reserve [1]
Saturday 3 July Parkside 98 def. Reservoir 77 Pitcher Park [1]
Saturday 3 July Heidelberg West def. bye [1]
  • Reservoir lost their 2nd game of the season going down to Parkside by 21 points.
  • South Morang's score of 13 was the lowest of any team this season.


Round 13[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 10 July Greensborough 44 def. by Northcote Park 103 War Memorial Park [1]
Saturday 10 July Eltham 96 def. North Heidelberg 92 Central Park [1]
Saturday 10 July Bundoora 74 def. Lalor 53 Yulong Reserve [1]
Saturday 10 July Macleod 58 def. by Heidelberg 105 De Winton Park [1]
Saturday 10 July West Preston Lakeside 57 def. by Montmorency 73 J.E Moore Park [22]
  • Montmorency won their 5th game in a row to move into second place on the ladder.
Division 2
Saturday 10 July Epping 105 def. Diamond Creek 57 Epping Recreational Reserve [1]
Saturday 10 July Lower Plenty 132 def. Mernda 89 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 10 July Fitzroy Stars 144 def. Thomastown 78 Victoria Park [1]
Saturday 10 July Whittlesea 155 def. Watsonia 20 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
  • Epping's win over Diamond Creek meant that they moved to equal 3rd with Diamond Creek and only 1 game behind 2nd placed Lower Plenty.
Division 3
Saturday 10 July Heidelberg West 42 def. by Panton Hill 88 Heidelberg Park [1]
Saturday 10 July Hurstbridge 179 def. South Morang 38 Ben Frilay Oval [1]
Saturday 10 July St.Marys 61 def. by Parkside 81 Kelynack Reserve [1]
Saturday 10 July Reservoir def. bye [1]
  • Panton Hill won their 8th game in a row when they defeated Heidelberg West.


Round 14[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 17 July Greensborough 95 def. by Eltham 128 War Memorial Park [1]
Saturday 17 July Montmorency 107 def. North Heidelberg 58 Montmorency Park [1]
Saturday 17 July Bundoora 76 def. by West Preston Lakeside 79 Yulong Reserve [23]
Saturday 17 July Lalor 32 def. by Heidelberg 173 Lalor Reserve [1]
Saturday 17 July Northcote Park 110 def. Macleod 74 De Winton Park [24]
  • Heidelberg's 141 point thumping of Lalor became the biggest win in Division 1 this season.
Division 2
Saturday 17 July Mernda 62 def. Diamond Creek 51 Mernda Recreational Reserve [1]
Saturday 17 July Thomastown 91 def. Epping 73 Main Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 17 July Watsonia 39 def. by Fitzroy Stars 155 A.K Lines Reserve [1]
Saturday 17 July Whittlesea 74 def. Lower Plenty 49 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
  • Diamond Creek lost their 2nd game in-a-row for the first time this season.
Division 3
Saturday 17 July Heidelberg West 58 def. by Parkside 162 Heidelberg Park [1]
Saturday 17 July Hurstbridge 85 def. by Reservoir 96 Ben Frilay Oval [1]
Saturday 17 July South Morang 50 def. by St.Marys 123 Mill Park Lakes Reserve [1]
Saturday 17 July Panton Hill def. bye [1]
  • On 17 July 2010, St.Marys SFC won their first Senior game in their short history defeating South Morang by 73 points.


Round 15 (Division 1 Split Round)[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 24 July Eltham 100 def. by Montomerency 108 Central Park [25]
Saturday 24 July Heidelberg 106 def. Bundoora 49 Warringal Park [1]
Saturday 31 July Macleod 126 def. by Lalor 146 De Winton Park [1]
Saturday 31 July North Heidelberg 86 def. by Northcote Park 153 Shelley Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 31 July West Preston Lakeside 94 def. Greensborough 63 J.E Moore Park [1]
  • Lalor won their 2nd game of the season and with it, gained back mathematical chance of avoiding relegation. They would need to win every game to do so though and rely on other results, however it never happened and they were relegated.
Division 2
Saturday 24 July Diamond Creek 103 def. Whittlesea 88 Coventry Reserve [1]
Saturday 24 July Epping 193 def. Watsonia 28 Epping Recreational Reserve [1]
Saturday 24 July Lower Plenty 150 def. Thomastown 70 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 24 July Fitzroy Stars 75 def. by Mernda 177 Victoria Park [1]
  • Whittlesea lost just their 2nd game for the year.
Division 3
Saturday 24 July Panton Hill 55 def. by Hurstbridge 64 Cracknell Reserve [1]
Saturday 24 July Parkside 196 def. South Morang 50 Pitcher Park [1]
Saturday 24 July Reservoir 128 def. Heidelberg West 106 Crispe Park [1]
Saturday 24 July St.Marys def. bye [1]
  • Hurstbridge ended Panton Hill's 8-game winning streak.


Round 16[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 7 August Greensborough 122 def. North Heidelberg 81 War Memorial Park [26]
Saturday 7 August Heidelberg 125 def. West Preston Lakeside 16 Warringal Park [1]
Saturday 7 August Lalor 44 def. by Eltham 83 Lalor Reserve [1]
Saturday 7 August Macleod 79 def. by Bundoora 92 De Winton Park [1]
Saturday 7 August Northcote Park 103 def. Montmorency 68 Bill Lawry Oval [1]
  • After losing to Eltham at home, Lalor stitched up the wooden spoon, and relegation to Division 2 in 2011, for good.
Division 2
Saturday 31 July Mernda 0 def. by Diamond Creek 0 Coventry Reserve [1]
Saturday 31 July Thomastown 124 def. by Fitzroy Stars 130 Main Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 31 July Watsonia 17 def. by Lower Plenty 179 A.K Lines Reserve [1]
Saturday 31 July Whittlesea 117 def. Epping 47 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
  • The Mernda vs Diamond Creek match was scheduled to be played at Mernda Recreational Reserve however due to the ground being unfit to play on, the league changed the venue to Coventry Reserve (Diamond Creek's home ground). The Mernda Playing Staff were not happy and decided to forfeit all games on Saturday. The club was eventually fined $2000 by the league for this offense.
Division 3
Saturday 31 July Heidelberg West 65 def. by Panton Hill 150 Heidelberg Park [1]
Saturday 31 July Hurstbridge 96 def. Parkside 93 Ben Frilay Oval [1]
Saturday 31 July St.Marys 37 def. by Reservoir 133 Kelynack Reserve [1]
Saturday 31 July South Morang def. bye [1]
  • Hurstbridge defeated Parkside for the 3rd time this year by under 13 points.


Round 17[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 14 August Bundoora 79 def. Northcote Park 76 Yulong Reserve [26]
Saturday 14 August Heidelberg 102 def. Eltham 40 Warringal Park [1]
Saturday 14 August Lalor 37 def. by North Heidelberg 96 Lalor Reserve [1]
Saturday 14 August Montmorency 145 def. Greensborough 69 Montmorency Park [1]
Saturday 14 August West Preston Lakeside 79 def. Macleod 67 Crispe Park [1]
  • Bundoora cemented their finals spot with a nail-biting win over Northcote Park.
  • The West Preston Lakeside vs Macleod game was moved from J.E Moore Park to Crispe Park because of poor ground condition.
Division 2
Saturday 7 August Diamond Creek 180 def. Thomastown 14 Coventry Reserve [1]
Saturday 7 August Epping 152 def. Mernda 49 Epping Recreational Reserve [1]
Saturday 7 August Lower Plenty 94 def. Whittlesea 80 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 7 August Fitzroy Stars 132 def. Watsonia 52 Victoria Park [1]
  • When Lower Plenty defeated Whittlesea, it secured them 2nd spot and a double chance.
Division 3
Saturday 7 August South Morang 89 def. by Heidelberg West 103 Mill Park Lakes Reserve [1]
Saturday 7 August Parkside 156 def. St.Marys 59 Ben Frilay Oval [1]
Saturday 7 August Reservoir 81 def. by Panton Hill 89 Crispe Park [1]
Saturday 7 August Hurstbridge def. bye [1]
  • When Panton Hill beat Reservoir at Crispe Park it mean Hurstbridge were still able to grab the minor premiership if they defeated Heidelberg West in Round 18.


Round 18[edit]

Division 1
Saturday 21 August Bundoora 98 def. Greensborough 84 Yulong Reserve [26]
Saturday 21 August Eltham 100 def. Northcote Park 92 Central Park [1]
Saturday 21 August Montmorency 120 def. Heidelberg 101 Montmorency Park [1]
Saturday 21 August North Heidelberg 111 def. by Macleod 121 Shelley Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 21 August West Preston Lakeside 87 def. Lalor 62 J.E Moore Park [1]
  • Heidelberg lost their 2nd game of the season for the first time in 4 years.
  • Elthams 8 point win over Nortchote Park meant they would play finals and the Cougars would miss out.
  • Heidelberg, Montmorency, West Preston Lakeside, Bundoora and Eltham finished top 5 and would play finals while Northcote Park, North Heidelberg, Greensborough, Macleod and Lalor all missed out on finals.
  • Lalor would get relegated to Division 2 after 3 years in Division 1.
Division 2
Saturday 14 August Mernda 79 def. by Lower Plenty 136 Montmorency Park #2 Official Website of the Northern Football League - Results-Fixtures[dead link]
Saturday 14 August Thomastown 63 def. by Epping 93 Main Street Reserve [1]
Saturday 14 August Watsonia 21 def. by Diamond Creek 92 A.K Lines Reserve [1]
Saturday 14 August Whittlesea 86 def. Fitzroy Stars 42 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
  • Mernda vs Lower Plenty was scheduled to be played at Mernda Recreational Reserve but due to poor ground condition it was changed to Montmorency Park, Mernda however did not forfeit this game.
  • Whittlesea, Lower Plenty, Diamond Creek and Epping rounded out the top 4 and would play on in the post-season while Mernda, Fitzroy Stars, Thomastown and Watsonia were unable to make finals.
  • Watsonia would be relegated to Division 3 after a forgetable year in Division 2.
Division 3
Saturday 14 August Heidelberg West 49 def. by Hurstbridge 111 Heidelberg Park [1]
Saturday 14 August St.Marys 70 def. South Morang 47 Kelynack Reserve [1]
Saturday 14 August Panton Hill 94 def. Parkside 77 Pitcher Park [1]
Saturday 14 August Reservoir def. bye [1]
  • Panton Hill vs Parkside was scheduled to be played at Cracknell Reserve (Panton Hill) but was changed to Pitcher Park (Parkside) due to poor ground condition.
  • Hurstbridge won the minor premiership when they defeated Heidelberg West and jumped Reservoir on the ladder.
  • St.Marys won their 2nd game of the year thus meaning them and South Morang shared the Wooden Spoon win only 2 wins for the season.
  • Hurstbridge, Reservoir, Panton Hill and Parkside all made finals while Heidelberg West, South Morang and St.Marys were not good enough to progress into finals.


Ladders[edit]

Division 1[edit]

# Team Pld W L D For Against % Pts
1 Heidelberg Tigers 18 16 2 0 2215 1075 206.05 64
2 Montmorency Magpies 18 13 4 1 1781 1479 120.42 54
3 West Preston Lakeside Roosters 18 11 6 1 1506 1448 104.01 46
4 Bundoora Bulls 18 10 8 0 1531 1402 109.20 40
5 Eltham Panthers 18 10 8 0 1636 1670 97.96 40
6 Northcote Park Cougars 18 8 10 0 1637 1679 97.50 36
7 North Heidelberg Bulldogs 18 7 11 0 1518 1811 83.82 32
8 Greensborough Boro 18 6 11 1 1426 1816 78.52 26
9 Macleod Kangaroos 18 5 12 1 1615 1926 83.85 22
10 Lalor Bloods 18 2 16 0 1318 1877 70.22 8

Division 2[edit]

# Team Pld W L D For Against % Pts
1 Whittlesea Eagles 18 15 3 0 2117 1057 200.28 60
2 Lower Plenty Bears 18 14 4 0 2210 1310 168.70 56
3 Diamond Creek Demons 18 13 5 0 1951 1137 171.59 52
4 Epping Blues 18 12 6 0 2028 1257 161.34 48
5 Mernda Demons 18 8 10 0 1794 1711 104.85 32
6 Fitzroy Stars 18 5 13 0 1551 1891 82.02 20
7 Thomastown Bears 18 5 13 0 1444 2198 65.70 20
8 Watsonia Saints 18 0 18 0 449 2983 15.05 0

Division 3[edit]

# Team Pld W L D B For Against % %won Pts
1 Hurstbridge Bridges 15 12 3 0 3 1798 1039 173.05 80.00 48
2 Reservoir Mustangs 15 12 3 0 3 1713 1209 141.69 80.00 48
3 Panton Hill Redbacks 16 12 4 0 2 1801 1172 153.67 75.00 48
4 Parkside Devils 16 10 6 0 2 1874 1130 165.84 80.00 40
5 Heidelberg West Hawks 16 4 12 0 2 1192 1947 61.22 25.00 16
6 South Morang Lions 15 2 13 0 3 1072 1832 58.52 13.33 8
7 St.Marys Burra 15 2 13 0 3 887 1998 43.89 13.33 8

Finals[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Division 3 2nd Semi Final
Saturday 21 August Hurstbridge 159 def. Reservoir 43 Whittlesea Showgrounds [1]
  • Hurstbridge embarrassed Reservoir to move into their 2nd Grand Final in a row.
Division 2 1st Semi Finals
Saturday 21 August Diamond Creek 135 def. Epping 66 Preston City Oval [1]
  • Diamond Creek knocked Epping out of finals in style and moved into a 2nd consecutive Preliminary Final.
Division 3 1st Semi Finals
Sunday 22 August Panton Hill 81 def. by Parkside 101 Ben Frilay Oval [1]
  • Parkside defied most odds and knocked Panton Hill out finals and in doing so, progressed to the Preliminary Final against Reservoir.


Week 2[edit]

Division 3 Preliminary Final
Saturday 28 August Reservoir 69 def. by Parkside 85 Central Park [1]
  • Reservoir crashed out of finals in straight sets while Parkside set up a re-match of last years Grand Final against Hurstbridge.
Division 1 Qualifying Final
Saturday 28 August Montmorency 75 def. by West Preston Lakeside 81 Preston City Oval [1]
  • West Preston Lakeside somewhat surprisingly beat an inform Montmorency to move into a Semi-Final against Heidelberg.
Division 2 2nd Semi Final
Sunday 29 August Whittlesea 73 def. Lower Plenty 57 Epping Recreational Reserve [1]
  • Whittlesea moved straight into their 2nd Grand Final in a row while Lower Plenty would face Diamond Creek in the Preliminary Final.
Division 1 Elimination Final
Sunday 29 August Bundoora 111 def. Eltham 102 Preston City Oval [1]
  • Bundoora ended Eltham's dreams of a successful campaign and moved into a sudden-death Semi Final against Montmorency.


Week 3[edit]

Division 3 Grand Final
Saturday 4 September Hurstbridge 52 def. Parkside 19 Epping Recreational Reserve [1]
  • In the re-match of last year's Grand Final, Hurstbridge were able to over-power a gallant Parkside team and win their 2nd Premiership of the new Millennium as well as Division 2 berth.
  • Josh Saw from Hurstbridge was awarded the Best on Ground medal.
Division 1 1st Semi Final
Saturday 4 September Montmorency 51 def. by Bundoora 83 Preston City Oval [1]
  • Bundoora continued their recent good finals form by knocking the Magpies out of finals for a 2nd straight year.
Division 2 Preliminary Final
Sunday 5 September Lower Plenty 71 def. Diamond Creek 70 Central Park [1]
  • Lower Plenty's Jai Norman kicked the winning point with only seconds to go and in doing so, won Lower Plenty a Grand Final spot for the first time since their Premiership triumph in 1999.
Division 1 1st Semi Final
Sunday 29 August Heidelberg 116 def. West Preston Lakeside 28 Preston City Oval [1]
  • Heidelberg's 86 point win meant that they were in a Grand Final for a 7th consecutive time. West Preston now had to face Bundoora in a Preliminary Final.


Week 4[edit]

Division 2 Grand Final
Saturday 11 September Whittlesea 71 def. Lower Plenty 57 Preston City Oval [1]
  • Whittlesea won their first Grand Final since joining the Northern Football League and would also be promoted to Division 1 for the first time. Lower Plenty can be pleased with the fact that they improved from 6th in 2009 to finish overall 2nd in 2010.
  • Lucas Hobbs from Whittlesea was awarded the Best on Ground medal.
Division 1 Preliminary Final
Sunday 12 September West Preston 96 def. Bundoora 80 Preston City Oval [1]
  • West Preston Lakeside moved into their first Grand Final since their triumph in 2003. Bundoora are now out of Finals but can be pleased with the 2 wins they did have in this year's Final Series.


Week 5[edit]

Division 1 Grand Final
Saturday 18 September Heidelberg 66 def. by West Preston Lakeside 87 Preston City Oval [1]
  • On 18 September, West Preston Lakeside ended Heidelberg's supreme reign as 4-peat Champions. West Preston kicked 8 goals to 2 in the 2nd half to take out their 2nd Premiership since the merger.
  • Jake Williams of West Preston Lakeside was awarded the Best on Ground medal.


Awards[edit]

  • The Division One Best and Fairest (Frank Rosbrook Medal) was awarded to Nick Meese of West Preston
  • The Division One Leading Goal Kicker was Saul Caddy of Heidelberg (82 goals)
  • The Division Two Best and Fairest was awarded to Luke Jackson of Diamond Creek
  • The Division Two Leading Goal Kicker was Benjamin Gill of Lower Plenty (59 goals)
  • The Division Three Best and Fairest was awarded to Ryan Docherty of Reservoir
  • The Division Three Leading Goal Kicker was Johnathon Garrard of Panton Hill (88 goals)

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