2007 VFL season

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2007 VFL
Teams 13
Premiers Geelong reserves
(2nd premiership)
Minor premiers Sandringham
(6th minor premiership)
Matches played 126
Leading goalkicker Nicholas Sautner (Sandringham)
J. J. Liston Trophy James Byrne (Geelong res.)
2006
2008

The 2007 Victorian Football League (VFL) is a semi-professional Australian Rules Football competition featuring twelve teams from Victoria and one team from Tasmania.

It was the 126th season of the Australian rules football competition.

The VFL Season is split into two sub-leagues, seniors and reserves. Both leagues have the same teams, except for Tasmania and Geelong, who only play in the seniors league. The VFL Geelong team operates as a reserves team for the AFL team of the same name.

VFL season[edit]

Home \ Away1 BEN BOX CAS COB FRA GEE NBR NBU PMB SAN TAS WER WIL
Bendigo Bombers


142-80 56-72 124-72 107-120 77-92 95-102 80-110 97-79 136-87
Box Hill Hawks


56-129 65-96 87-93 82-44 42-88 81-107 110-146 70-106
Casey Scorpions


99-106 181-52 95-113 91-81 72-153 90-135 117-29 103-79 105-105
Coburg Tigers


101-63 110-97 90-65 115-97 82-143 100-59 78-107 154-91¹ 104-38
Frankston Dolphins


71-94 88-88 64-111 78-145 115-102 122-93 68-92 151-72¹ 95-93 61-135
Geelong Cats


136-104 76-91 83-84¹ 122-85 84-72 125-65 98-26 92-107
North Ballarat Roosters


95-85 106-75 109-95 112-92 70-141 56-71 123-88 120-91 70-170
Northern Bullants


96-119 62-74 99-55 75-103 154-42 68-102 101-60 79-76
Port Melbourne Borough


104-64 107-68 88-127 104-83 64-149 122-127 128-110 73-139 168-88 54-169
Sandringham Zebras


134-101 68-83 144-65 102-121 149-139 125-62 135-73 173-103 112-90
Tasmanian Devils


49-145 82-95 53-141 108-143 50-102 72-139 57-166 96-122 92-134 99-147
Werribee Tigers


115-74 141-68 61-122 70-139 100-44 101-110 94-106 200-86 86-93
Williamstown Seagulls


105-102 40-80 131-66 96-129 133-93 116-36 93-93 47-53 117-64

Updated to games played on Round 20.
Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

¹ Game was played at Away team's home ground

Ladder[edit]

2007 VFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 Sandringham 18 15 3 0 2051 1549 132.41 60
2 Geelong reserves (P) 18 14 4 0 2139 1449 147.62 56
3 Coburg 18 13 5 0 1885 1602 117.67 52
4 Williamstown 18 10 6 2 1848 1543 119.77 44
5 North Ballarat 18 10 8 0 1793 1907 94.02 40
6 Casey Scorpions 18 9 8 1 1755 1677 104.65 38
7 Port Melbourne 18 8 9 1 1714 1889 90.74 34
8 Bendigo 18 8 10 0 1834 1703 107.69 32
9 Northern Bullants 18 8 10 0 1527 1644 92.88 32
10 Werribee 18 7 11 0 1894 1843 102.77 28
11 Frankston 18 6 11 1 1509 1739 86.77 26
12 Box Hill 18 4 13 1 1362 1875 72.64 18
13 Tasmania 18 2 16 0 1401 2292 61.13 8
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pct = Percentage; (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points Source[citation needed]

Finals[edit]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: Sep 1, Trevor Barker Beach Oval  
1  Sandringham 16.15 (111)  
4  Williamstown 17.11 (113)     SF1: Sep 8, TEAC Oval  
     Sandringham 12.21 (93)    
EF1: Sep 1, TEAC Oval      North Ballarat 16.14 (110)       PF1: Sep 16, TEAC Oval
5  North Ballarat 21.22 (148)        Williamstown 11.10 (76)  
8  Bendigo 16.15 (111)          Coburg 20.17 (137)     GF: Sep 23, MC Labour Park
         Geelong 17.24 (126)
  EF2: Sep 2, Casey Fields       PF2: Sep 15, TEAC Oval      Coburg 7.10 (52)
6  Casey Scorpions 12.17 (89)          Geelong 24.14 (158)  
7  Port Melbourne 15.12 (102)     SF2: Sep 9, TEAC Oval        North Ballarat 13.18 (96)  
     Coburg 21.16 (142)    
QF2: Sep 2, TEAC Oval      Port Melbourne 10.12 (72)    
2  Geelong 22.16 (148)  
3  Coburg 17.15 (117)  


Grand Final[edit]

2007 VFL Grand Final
Sunday 23 September

(2:15 pm)

Geelong def. Coburg MC Labour Park (Crowd: 13,842) [1]
3.5 (23)
5.13 (43)
12.19 (91)
17.24 (126)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.2 (8)
4.5 (29)
4.6 (30)
7.10 (52)
Norm Goss Memorial Medal: Tom Lonergan (Geelong)
Lonergan 6, Davenport 2, Hawkins 2, Cheep, Djerrkura, Gardiner, Gamble, Grima, Hogan, Varcoe Goals Jackson 2, Connors, Gazzo, Hill, Krakouer, Oakley-Nicholls

Awards[edit]

VFL Team of the Year[edit]

2007 Victorian Team of the Year
B: S Rosa (Bendigo) Chris Lamb (Sandringham) Jarrod Silvester (Coburg)
HB: John Baird (Port Melbourne) Jason Cloke (Bendigo) Adam Iacobucci (Northern Bullants)
C: Jason Davenport (Geelong) James Byrne (Geelong) (Capt.) David Gallagher (Sandringham)
HF: Ezra Poyas (Sandringham) Jeremy Dukes (Port Melbourne) Peter Summers (Sandringham)
F: Justin Berry (Frankston) Nicholas Sautner (Sandringham) Todd Grima (Geelong)
Foll: Travis Ronaldson (Coburg) Alister Neville (Coburg) Shane Valenti (Sandringham)
Int: Brett Johnson (Williamstown) Tristan Cartledge (North Ballarat) Nick Smith (Box Hill)
Kyle Matthews (Casey)
Coach:


Notable events[edit]

  • During the final quarter of the Round 7 match between Tasmania and Coburg at Bellerive Oval, Tasmania's Mathew Westfield collided with one of the goal posts, snapping it at its base. The game was delayed for ten minutes while a replacement goal post was installed.[6]
  • During the year, Frank Johnson, who played eight seasons for Port Melbourne from 1950 to 1957 and five for South Melbourne from 1960 to 1964, was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He was the first player known primarily for his VFA career ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame (excluding players from prior to the formation of the original VFL in 1897).[7]
  • In the elimination final between North Ballarat and Bendigo, Bendigo held a 59 point lead early in the third quarter; North Ballarat then kicked 17 of the next 19 goals to record a 37 point win.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geoff Poulter (24 September 2007). "Flag No. 1 to Cats". Herald Sun. Melbourne, VIC. p. 42. 
  2. ^ "Frosty Miller Medallists". Fox Sports Pulse. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "2007 Medallists across Australia". Footystats Diary. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fothergill-Round Medallists". Sportingpulse. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sport". Herald Sun. Melbourne, VIC. 24 September 2007. p. 63. 
  6. ^ Sean Cusick (20 May 2007). "Tassie Devil dares to join Lethal in he-man club". The Sunday Age (Sports liftout). Melbourne, VIC. p. 2. 
  7. ^ "The Australian Football Hall of Fame Players Inducted". Australian Football League. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Luke West (21 August 2014). "10 games we won't forget". Bendigo Advertiser. Bendigo, VIC. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 

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