2015 Football Federation Victoria season

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Football Federation Victoria
Season2015
2014
2016

The 2015 Football Federation Victoria season was the second season under the new competition format for state-level football (soccer) in Victoria. The competition consisted of seven divisions across the state of Victoria.

League Tables[edit]

2015 National Premier Leagues Victoria[edit]

NPL Victoria
Season2015
ChampionsBentleigh Greens
PremiersSouth Melbourne
Matches played137
Goals scored388 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorerMilos Lujic (18 goals)
Biggest home winSouth Melbourne 7−1 North Geelong Warriors
(29 May 2015)
Biggest away winGreen Gully 2−8 Heidelberg United
(11 April 2015)
Highest scoringGreen Gully 2−8 Heidelberg United
(11 April 2015)
2014
2016

The 2015 National Premier Leagues Victoria season was played over 26 rounds. The overall premier of this division qualified for the 2015 National Premier Leagues finals series, competing with the other state federation champions in a final knockout tournament to decide the National Premier Leagues champion for 2015.[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 South Melbourne 26 18 4 4 58 22 +36 58 2015 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Bentleigh Greens (C) 26 17 7 2 48 25 +23 58 2015 Victoria Finals
3 Heidelberg United 26 15 6 5 51 29 +22 51
4 Melbourne Knights 26 15 5 6 39 27 +12 50
5 Hume City 26 13 5 8 41 28 +13 44
6 Pascoe Vale 26 12 4 10 34 30 +4 40
7 Green Gully 26 11 4 11 52 45 +7 37
8 Port Melbourne 26 9 6 11 37 34 +3 33
9 Avondale FC 26 8 7 11 37 42 −5 31
10 Northcote City 26 9 3 14 32 49 −17 30
11 Oakleigh Cannons 26 7 5 14 33 41 −8 26
12 North Geelong Warriors (R) 26 6 3 17 30 52 −22 21 2015 Relegation play-offs
13 Werribee City (R) 26 4 6 16 20 50 −30 18 Relegation to the 2016 NPL Victoria 1
14 Dandenong Thunder (R) 26 4 3 19 30 69 −39 15
Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finals[edit]

  Quarter Finals     Semi Finals     Final
                           
      1 South Melbourne 3  
  3 Heidelberg United 2 (0)     6 Pascoe Vale 2    
  6 Pascoe Vale 2 (3)         1 South Melbourne 1
      2 Bentleigh Greens 3
      2 Bentleigh Greens 2    
  4 Melbourne Knights 2 (0)     5 Hume City 0  
  5 Hume City 2 (2)  

Promotion/Relegation Play-off[edit]

  West vs East     Promotion/Relegation Play-off
                 
    12 North Geelong Warriors 0
  W2 Moreland Zebras 1     E2 Melbourne Victory Youth 2
  E2 Melbourne Victory Youth 2  

Top Scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1 Australia Milos Lujic South Melbourne 18
2 England Daniel Heffernan Heidelberg United 13
3 Australia Liam Boland Green Gully 12
4 Australia Christopher Lucas Bentleigh Greens 11
5 Australia Stipo Andrijasevic Melbourne Knights 10

2015 National Premier Leagues Victoria 1[edit]

West[edit]

NPL Victoria 1 West
Season2015
Matches played93
Goals scored305 (3.28 per match)
2014
2016

The 2015 National Premier Leagues Victoria 1 West was played over 28 rounds, with each team playing the teams in their conference twice and the other conference once. The top team at the end of the season was promoted to National Premier Leagues Victoria, Bentleigh Greens second placed team entered the promotion play-off.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bulleen Lions (P) 28 17 6 5 50 26 +24 57 Promotion to the 2016 NPL Victoria
2 Moreland Zebras 28 14 9 5 65 30 +35 51 2015 Promotion play-offs
3 Moreland City 28 15 6 7 44 34 +10 51
4 Ballarat Red Devils 28 14 7 7 55 36 +19 49
5 Melbourne City Youth 28 13 5 10 56 45 +11 44
6 St Albans Saints 28 12 6 10 47 29 +18 42
7 Whittlesea Ranges 28 9 7 12 44 46 −2 34
8 Sunshine George Cross 28 9 7 12 32 43 −11 34
9 Bendigo City 28 6 7 15 38 55 −17 25
10 Brunswick City 28 5 4 19 37 83 −46 19
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted.

East[edit]

NPL Victoria 1 East
Season2015
Matches played93
Goals scored353 (3.8 per match)
2014
2016

The 2015 National Premier Leagues Victoria 1 East was played over 28 rounds, with each team playing the teams in their conference twice and the other conference once. The top team at the end of the season was promoted to National Premier Leagues Victoria, whilst the second placed team entered the promotion play-off.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Richmond (C, P) 28 18 3 7 59 36 +23 57 Promotion to the 2016 NPL Victoria
2 Melbourne Victory Youth (P) 28 17 4 7 87 44 +43 55 2015 Promotion play-offs
3 Dandenong City 28 14 6 8 59 35 +24 48
4 Box Hill United 28 15 3 10 46 44 +2 48
5 Goulburn Valley Suns 28 15 2 11 72 46 +26 47
6 Kingston City 28 15 2 11 59 50 +9 47
7 Eastern Lions 28 11 8 9 50 50 0 41
8 Murray United 28 6 4 18 38 80 −42 22
9 Springvale White Eagles 28 4 5 19 24 54 −30 17
10 Nunawading City 28 0 1 27 32 127 −95 1
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Grand Final[edit]

The NPL1 Season concluded with a single match between the winners of the leagues in the West and East sections, to determine the NPL1 Victoria Champion.

2015 Victoria State League 1[edit]

North-West[edit]

Victorian State League 1 North-West
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Western Suburbs 22 14 3 5 42 21 +21 45
2 Sydenham Park 22 14 3 5 43 28 +15 45
3 Altona Magic 22 13 5 4 43 20 +23 44
4 Preston Lions 22 13 4 5 35 23 +12 43
5 North Sunshine Eagles 22 11 4 7 44 38 +6 37
6 Keilor Park 22 8 3 11 34 33 +1 27
7 Altona East Phoenix 22 8 3 11 37 42 −5 27
8 Diamond Valley United 22 7 4 11 26 31 −5 25
9 Westgate FC 22 7 2 13 36 48 −12 23
10 Cairnlea FC 22 6 5 11 31 50 −19 23
11 Corio (R) 22 5 5 12 33 53 −20 20 Relegation to the 2016 State League 2
12 Sunbury United (R) 22 4 3 15 23 40 −17 15
Source:[citation needed]
(R) Relegated.

South-East[edit]

Victorian State League 1 South-East
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Mornington 22 17 2 3 69 25 +44 53
2 Clifton Hill 22 14 5 3 54 32 +22 47
3 South Springvale 22 11 5 6 47 38 +9 38
4 Langwarrin 22 12 3 7 47 34 +13 36[a]
5 Malvern City 22 11 2 9 52 47 +5 35
6 Warragul United 22 9 3 10 39 30 +9 30
7 Frankston Pines 22 9 3 10 47 42 +5 30
8 Morwell Pegasus 22 7 5 10 37 48 −11 26
9 Casey Comets 22 5 9 8 21 30 −9 24
10 Manningham United 22 6 3 13 30 44 −14 21
11 Noble Park United (R) 22 4 3 15 23 59 −36 15 Relegation to the 2016 State League 2
12 Doncaster Rovers (R) 22 4 3 15 22 59 −37 15
Source:[citation needed]
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Langwarrin were deducted 3 points.

2015 Victoria State League 2[edit]

North-West[edit]

Victorian State League 2 North-West
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Banyule City (P) 22 14 4 4 49 25 +24 46 Promotion to the 2016 State League 1
2 Yarraville (P) 22 14 3 5 51 24 +27 45
3 Moreland United 22 14 3 5 51 29 +22 45
4 Essendon Royals 22 14 2 6 52 30 +22 44
5 Sporting Whittlesea 22 13 3 6 34 22 +12 42
6 Geelong 22 12 4 6 37 31 +6 40
7 Fitzroy City 22 9 4 9 42 38 +4 31
8 Essendon United 22 6 6 10 36 44 −8 24
9 Heidelberg Stars 22 5 5 12 26 39 −13 20
10 Hume United 22 5 3 14 27 48 −21 18
11 Westvale SC (R) 22 2 6 14 21 49 −28 12 Relegation to the 2016 State League 3
12 Melbourne University (R) 22 0 5 17 19 66 −47 5
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

South-East[edit]

Victorian State League 2 South-East
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Berwick City (P) 22 14 4 4 48 26 +22 46 Promotion to the 2016 State League 1
2 Mooroolbark (P) 22 13 5 4 51 33 +18 44
3 Old Scotch 22 12 3 7 49 34 +15 39
4 Beaumaris 22 11 4 7 45 36 +9 37
5 Sandringham 22 9 6 7 44 41 +3 33
6 North Caulfield 22 10 2 10 51 46 +5 32
7 Heatherton United 22 9 6 7 49 35 +14 30[a]
8 Peninsula Strikers 22 7 5 10 41 56 −15 26
9 Doveton 22 6 7 9 37 43 −6 25
10 Seaford United 22 6 6 10 43 44 −1 24
11 Old Melburnians (R) 22 4 7 11 36 51 −15 19 Relegation to the 2016 State League 3
12 Dingley Stars FC (R) 22 1 5 16 20 69 −49 8
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Heatherton United were deducted 3 points.

2015 Victoria State League 3[edit]

North-West[edit]

Victorian State League 3 North-West
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hoppers Crossing (P) 22 16 3 3 44 17 +27 51 Promotion to the 2016 State League 2
2 Altona City (P) 22 14 2 6 53 23 +30 44
3 Whittlesea United 22 13 5 4 45 32 +13 44
4 Williamstown SC 22 11 4 7 46 35 +11 37
5 La Trobe University 22 10 2 10 43 40 +3 32
6 Western Eagles 22 8 5 9 28 35 −7 29
7 Upfield SC 22 8 4 10 46 51 −5 28
8 Darebin United 22 7 5 10 36 50 −14 26
9 Lalor United 22 6 5 11 33 37 −4 23
10 Geelong Rangers 22 5 5 12 27 40 −13 20 Qualification to the 2015 Relegation play-offs
11 Brunswick Zebras (R) 22 6 2 14 27 47 −20 20 Relegation to 2016 State League 4
12 North City Wolves (R) 22 6 2 14 31 52 −21 20
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

South-East[edit]

Victorian State League 3 South-East
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 St Kilda SC (P) 22 14 6 2 53 26 +27 48 Promotion to the 2016 State League 2
2 Caulfield United Cobras (P) 22 10 7 5 37 29 +8 37
3 Monbulk Rangers 22 10 6 6 44 32 +12 36
4 South Yarra 22 10 5 7 45 38 +7 35
5 Mazenod United 22 9 4 9 32 33 −1 31
6 Knox City 22 8 6 8 26 25 +1 30
7 Riversdale 22 8 6 8 34 34 0 30
8 Ashburton United 22 8 2 12 26 35 −9 26
9 Middle Park 22 5 9 8 36 44 −8 24
10 Croydon City 22 7 3 12 32 48 −16 24 Qualification to the 2015 Relegation play-offs
11 East Brighton United (R) 22 5 6 11 41 47 −6 21 Relegation to 2016 State League 4
12 Old Carey (R) 22 4 8 10 31 46 −15 20
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Promotion/Relegation Play-off[edit]

  North vs West     North-West Play-off
                 
    10 Geelong Rangers 1
  N2 West Preston 1     W2 Brimbank Stallions 0
  W2 Brimbank Stallions 2  
  South vs East     South-East Play-off
                 
    10 Croydon City Arrows 1
  S2 Endeavour Hills 1     E2 Old Camberwell Grammarians 0
  E2 Old Camberwell Grammarians 2  

2015 Victoria State League 4[edit]

North[edit]

Victorian State League 4 North
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Fawkner (P) 22 17 4 1 70 27 +43 55 Promotion to the 2016 State League 3
2 West Preston 22 15 3 4 66 36 +30 48 Qualification to the 2015 Promotion play-offs
3 Bundoora United 22 14 3 5 54 27 +27 45
4 Epping City 22 13 3 6 66 31 +35 42
5 Plenty Valley 22 11 5 6 56 29 +27 38
6 Watsonia Heights 22 11 3 8 51 38 +13 36
7 FC Strathmore 22 10 4 8 56 34 +22 34
8 Northern Falcons 22 5 5 12 36 49 −13 20
9 Northern United 22 4 5 13 34 63 −29 17
10 Newmarket Phoenix 22 8 4 10 45 56 −11 28
11 Greenvale United 22 2 3 17 27 62 −35 9 Relegation to 2016 State League 5
12 Meadow Park 22 0 2 20 6 115 −109 2
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted.

West[edit]

Victorian State League 4 West
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Melbourne City (P) 22 13 5 4 53 30 +23 44 Promotion to the 2016 State League 3
2 Brimbank Stallions 22 13 5 4 45 22 +23 44 Qualification to the 2015 Promotion play-offs
3 Bell Park 22 12 4 6 41 27 +14 40
4 Maribyrnong Greens 22 10 9 3 33 24 +9 39
5 Sebastopol Vikings 22 10 5 7 44 36 +8 35
6 Point Cook FC 22 10 2 10 39 40 −1 32
7 Melton Phoenix 22 8 4 10 52 40 +12 28
8 Altona North 22 8 4 10 35 35 0 28
9 Surf Coast 22 8 3 11 34 46 −12 27
10 Truganina Hornets 22 8 1 13 34 42 −8 25
11 Keilor Wolves 22 5 5 12 27 41 −14 20 Relegation to 2016 State League 5
12 Laverton Park 22 2 3 17 23 77 −54 9
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted.

South[edit]

Victorian State League 4 South
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Brighton (P) 22 15 2 5 48 23 +25 47 Promotion to the 2016 State League 3
2 Endeavour Hills 22 14 3 5 65 37 +28 45 Qualification to the 2015 Promotion play-offs
3 Bayside Argonauts 22 13 5 4 56 28 +28 44
4 Endeavour United 22 11 4 7 48 38 +10 37
5 Dandenong South 22 10 2 10 44 49 −5 32
6 Hampton Park United 22 8 4 10 37 44 −7 28
7 Noble Park 22 6 7 9 35 40 −5 25
8 Brandon Park 22 6 7 9 33 42 −9 25
9 Skye United 22 7 2 13 42 55 −13 23
10 Keysborough 22 5 7 10 28 45 −17 22
11 Lyndale United 22 5 7 10 35 56 −21 22 Relegation to 2016 State League 5
12 Sandown Lions 22 6 2 14 44 58 −14 20
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted.

East[edit]

Victorian State League 4 East
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Eltham Redbacks (P) 22 19 2 1 95 26 +69 59 Promotion to the 2016 State League 3
2 Old Camberwell Grammarians 22 13 5 4 62 34 +28 44 Qualification to the 2015 Promotion play-offs
3 Monash University 22 11 7 4 61 41 +20 40
4 Collingwood City 22 12 2 8 48 40 +8 38
5 Ringwood City 22 10 5 7 54 38 +16 35
6 Old Xaverians 22 9 6 7 44 39 +5 33
7 Waverley Wanderers 22 10 1 11 48 45 +3 31
8 Elwood City 22 7 3 12 35 54 −19 24
9 Whitehorse United 22 6 3 13 44 55 −11 21
10 Rowville Eagles 22 5 4 13 35 62 −27 19
11 University of Melbourne 22 5 4 13 33 60 −27 19 Relegation to 2016 State League 5
12 Heidelberg Eagles 22 4 0 18 31 96 −65 12
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted.

2015 Victoria State League 5[edit]

North[edit]

Victorian State League 5 North
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Mill Park SC 21 18 3 0 71 11 +60 57 Promotion to the 2016 State League 4
2 Marcellin Old Collegians SC 21 14 4 3 62 23 +39 46
3 Old Ivanhoe Grammarians SC 21 9 5 7 29 36 −7 32
4 Reservoir Yeti 21 9 5 7 33 34 −1 32
5 Yarra Jets 21 8 3 10 52 35 +17 27
6 Old Trinity Grammarians SC 21 5 3 13 37 40 −3 18
7 Keon Park SC 21 4 4 13 33 70 −37 16
8 Mitchell Rangers 21 3 1 17 28 96 −68 10

West[edit]

Victorian State League 5 West
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Spring Hills FC 21 16 1 4 60 24 +36 49 Promotion to the 2016 State League 4
2 Balmoral FC 21 15 3 3 66 20 +46 48
3 Lara SC 21 15 2 4 66 21 +45 47
4 RMIT FC 21 11 2 8 61 37 +24 35
5 Kyneton District SC 21 9 3 9 51 44 +7 30
6 Melbourne Lions 21 7 1 13 30 67 −37 22
7 Gisborne SC 21 2 2 17 23 57 −34 8
8 Sporting Carlton 21 1 2 18 37 124 −87 5

South[edit]

Victorian State League 5 South
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Springvale City SC 22 17 3 2 76 24 +52 54 Promotion to the 2016 State League 4
2 Harrisfield Hurricanes SC 22 16 4 2 66 21 +45 52
3 Rosebud Heart SC 22 16 1 5 86 27 +59 49
4 Baxter SC 22 13 4 5 55 41 +14 43
5 Chelsea FC 22 9 5 8 59 40 +19 32
6 Albert Park SC 22 9 5 8 46 38 +8 32
7 East Bentleigh Strikers 22 10 0 12 40 53 −13 30
8 Old Mentonians SC 22 7 5 10 30 47 −17 26
9 White Star Dandenong SC 22 8 1 13 31 49 −18 25
10 Casey Panthers SC 22 4 5 13 33 74 −41 17
11 Parkmore SC 22 3 3 16 21 62 −41 12
12 Prahran City FC 22 1 2 19 23 90 −67 5

East[edit]

Victorian State League 5 East
Season2015
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Kings Domain FC 21 14 5 2 70 26 +44 47 Promotion to the 2016 State League 4
2 Glen Waverley SC 21 13 3 5 45 23 +22 42
3 St Kevins Old Boys SC 21 11 5 5 54 30 +24 38
4 Mt. Lilydale Old Collegians SC 21 11 4 6 66 32 +34 37
5 Healesville SC 21 9 4 8 47 38 +9 31
6 Swinburne FC 21 8 6 7 47 33 +14 30
7 Montrose SC 21 3 1 17 27 70 −43 10
8 Lilydale Eagles SC 21 1 0 20 20 124 −104 3

2015 Women's Premier League[edit]

Victoria (Australia) Sportsmart
Women's Premier League
Season2015
ChampionsSouth Melbourne
PremiersBoroondara Eagles
2014
2016

This was the final season of the WPL format, known for sponsorship reasons as the Sportsmart Women's Premier League, which has now been replaced by the Women's NPL.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Boroondara Eagles 22 15 5 2 82 20 +62 50
Finals Series
Not granted a licence for the 2016 Women's NPL season
2 Ashburton United 22 14 5 3 67 26 +41 47 Finals Series
3 South Melbourne (C) 22 15 1 6 68 39 +29 46
Finals Series
Not granted a licence for the 2016 Women's NPL season
4 Bundoora United 22 15 1 6 48 24 +24 46
Finals Series
Not granted a licence for the 2016 Women's NPL season
5 Heidelberg United 22 13 4 5 51 25 +26 43 Finals Series
6 Bulleen Lions 22 11 3 8 73 40 +33 36
7 Sandringham 22 9 3 10 40 38 +2 30 Not granted a licence for the 2016 Women's NPL season
8 Victorian Women's NTC 22 7 7 8 39 40 −1 28
9 Box Hill United 22 7 5 10 38 36 +2 26
10 Casey Comets 22 2 4 16 21 59 −38 10 Not granted a licence for the 2016 Women's NPL season
11 Caufield United Cobras 22 3 0 19 17 106 −89 9
12 South Yarra 22 2 0 20 11 102 −91 6
Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Finals[edit]

 
  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1 Boroondara Eagles 3  
    Ashburton United 0         Boroondara Eagles 1 (4)
2 Ashburton United 3     Ashburton United 0   South Melbourne 1 (5)
3 South Melbourne 2       South Melbourne 3  
South Melbourne 2
4 Bundoora United 1   Heidelberg United 1  
5 Heidelberg United 4

Cup Competitions[edit]

2015 Dockerty Cup[edit]

Football Victoria soccer clubs competed in 2015 for the Dockerty Cup. The tournament doubled as the Victorian qualifiers for the 2015 FFA Cup, with the top four clubs progressing to the Round of 32. A total of 191 clubs entered the qualifying phase, with the clubs entering in a staggered format.

The Cup was won by South Melbourne.

In addition to the two A-League clubs (Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City), the four semi-finalists (Heidelberg United, Hume City, Oakleigh Cannons and South Melbourne) competed in the final rounds of the 2015 FFA Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fixtures/Results". Soccer Aust. Retrieved 2014-12-17.
  2. ^ "PS4 NPL VIC Scoring Summary". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 26 September 2015.