Victoria Premier League 1997
P   P W D L F A Pts GD
1 Altona Magic 26 14 9 3 53 17 51 36
2 Bentleigh Greens 26 14 7 5 75 36 49 39
3 Green Gully Cavaliers 26 13 9 4 40 19 48 21
4 Preston Lions 26 13 6 7 45 30 45 15
5 Bulleen Inter Kings 26 13 6 7 45 37 45 8
6 Springvale White Eagles 26 11 8 7 43 37 41 6
7 St Albans Saints 26 11 7 8 48 38 40 10
8 Sunshine Georgies 26 10 6 10 54 53 36 1
9 Heidelberg United 26 10 4 12 44 47 34 -3
10 Port Melbourne Sharks 26 10 3 13 48 43 33 5
11 Thomastown Zebras 26 8 5 13 38 42 29 -4
12 Fawkner Blues 26 6 9 11 37 47 27 -10
13 North Geelong 26 4 4 18 22 77 16 -55
14 Melton Reds 26 2 3 21 29 98 9 -69
364 139 86 139 621 621 503 0
Goals per game = 3.41 0 621 0
Champions after playoffs Altona Magic
Relegated to State League One North Geelong
Melton Reds
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Victoria State League  One 1997
P   P W D L F A Pts GD
1 South Dandenong 26 20 3 3 81 24 63 57
2 Moorabbin City 26 20 2 4 71 20 62 51
3 Westvale 26 19 2 5 73 19 59 54
4 Western Suburbs 26 18 3 5 44 16 57 28
5 Richmond 26 17 3 6 64 31 54 33
6 Kingston City 26 12 6 8 52 44 42 8
7 Werribee City 26 10 4 12 37 47 34 -10
8 Springvale City 26 10 1 15 41 60 31 -19
9 Lalor United 26 8 3 15 35 52 27 -17
10 Northcote City 26 7 3 16 27 73 24 -46
11 Doncaster Rovers 26 6 5 15 37 56 23 -19
12 Westgate 26 6 3 17 27 52 21 -25
13 Maroondah Arrows 26 2 7 17 27 73 13 -46
14 Broadmeadows City 26 4 1 21 18 67 13 -49
364 159 46 159 634 634 523 0
Goals per game = 3.48 0 634 0
Promoted to Premier League South Dandenong
Moorabbin City
Relegated to State League Two Maroondah Arrows
Broadmeadows City
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Victoria State League  Two  1997
P   P W D L F A Pts GD
1 Ringwood City 26 19 3 4 49 18 60 31
2 Altona East Phoenix 26 18 4 4 54 19 58 35
3 Frankston Strikers 26 18 1 7 71 36 55 35
4 Oakleigh Cannons 26 17 3 6 57 33 54 24
5 Yarraville/Glen Eira 26 12 9 5 32 21 45 11
6 Mooroolbark 26 10 6 10 33 38 36 -5
7 Altona City 26 9 4 13 38 39 31 -1
8 Knox City 26 8 5 13 40 43 29 -3
9 East Richmond 26 8 5 13 30 46 29 -16
10 Essendon Brunswick Royals 26 9 1 16 34 55 28 -21
11 Regent Bulla 26 8 3 15 30 42 27 -12
12 Old Scotch Waverley 26 6 7 13 34 43 25 -9
13 Frankston Pines 26 8 3 15 30 55 27 -25
14 Bell Park 26 4 2 20 21 65 14 -44
364 154 56 154 553 553 518 0
Goals per game = 3.04 0 553 0
Promoted to State League One Ringwood City
Altona East Phoenix
Relegated to State League Three Frankston Pines
Bell Park
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Victoria State League  Three 1997
P   P W D L F A Pts GD
1 Cranbourne Comets 26 18 4 4 56 28 58 28
2 Melbourne City 26 16 4 6 60 43 52 17
3 Chelsea 26 14 7 5 43 32 49 11
4 South Springvale 26 12 9 5 46 21 45 25
5 Geelong 26 12 4 10 48 40 40 8
6 Pascoe Vale 26 8 11 7 37 40 35 -3
7 Keilor Park 26 8 8 10 30 36 32 -6
8 Fitzroy City 26 7 11 8 29 36 32 -7
9 South Werribee 26 8 9 9 55 54 33 1
10 Banyule City 26 5 13 8 28 40 28 -12
11 Diamond Valley United 26 6 12 8 45 45 30 0
12 North Coburg United 26 5 11 10 41 42 26 -1
13 South Caulfield 26 4 10 12 31 45 22 -14
14 Nunawading City 26 1 3 22 23 70 6 -47
364 124 116 124 572 572 488 0
Goals per game = 3.14 0 572 0
Promoted to State League Two Cranbourne Comets
Melbourne City
Relegated to State League Four South Caulfield
Nunawading City
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Victoria State League  Four 1997
P   P W D L F A Pts GD
1 Stonnington City 26 18 7 1 63 21 61 42
2 Keysborough 26 16 6 4 59 30 54 29
3 Langwarrin 26 15 7 4 59 24 52 35
4 Sunshine Heights 26 15 5 6 58 30 50 28
5 Williamstown 26 12 7 7 49 30 43 19
6 Clifton Hill United 26 12 4 10 47 35 40 12
7 Sandringham City 26 12 3 11 61 53 39 8
8 Moreland City 26 10 4 12 45 44 34 1
9 Sunbury United 26 9 5 12 42 39 32 3
10 Seaford United 26 8 5 13 44 47 29 -3
11 Geelong Rangers 26 7 6 13 45 57 27 -12
12 Corio 26 8 1 17 44 78 25 -34
13 Lalor 26 6 4 16 33 55 22 -22
14 Monbulk 26 1 2 23 15 121 5 -106
364 149 66 149 664 664 513 0
Goals per game = 3.65 0 664 0
Promoted to State League Three Stonnington City
Keysborough
Relegated to Provisional League One Lalor
Monbulk
Sunshine Heights become Western Eagles for 1998.
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Victoria Provisional League  One  1997
P   P W D L F A Pts GD
1 South Wantirna 26 22 1 3 88 21 67 67
2 Melton 26 21 1 4 72 24 64 48
3 Knox Park 26 16 7 3 56 24 55 32
4 Croxton Park 26 16 3 7 83 38 51 45
5 Lyndale United 26 14 5 7 45 35 47 10
6 North Sunshine Eagles 26 11 3 12 52 58 36 -6
7 Endeavour United 26 10 3 13 51 43 33 8
8 Glenroy 26 10 5 11 46 52 32 -6
9 Heidelberg City 26 8 3 15 39 65 27 -26
10 Mitcham United 26 7 7 12 35 46 25 -11
11 Brandon Park 26 6 6 14 37 65 24 -28
12 Springvale Condors 26 5 8 13 39 62 23 -23
13 Ballarat 26 3 9 14 25 47 18 -22
14 Doveton 26 2 1 23 19 107 4 -88
364 151 62 151 687 687 506 0
Goals per game = 3.77 0 9
Glenroy, Mitcham Utd and Doveton had 3 points deducted.
Promoted to State League Three South Wantirna
Melton
Relegated to Provisional League Two Ballarat
Doveton
Knox Park and Heidelberg City withdrew at end of season.
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Victoria Provisional League  Two 1997
P   P W D L F A Pts GD
1 Riversdale 20 13 4 3 37 26 43 11
2 Templestowe Eagles 20 12 6 2 54 24 42 30
3 Sydenham Park 20 13 2 5 62 33 41 29
4 Keon Park 20 11 4 5 45 31 37 14
5 South Yarra 20 10 1 9 32 35 31 -3
6 Brunswick City 20 8 3 9 38 34 27 4
7 Hoppers Crossing 20 7 4 9 33 47 25 -14
8 Braeside United 20 5 5 10 24 31 20 -7
9 Meadow Park 20 5 3 12 30 50 15 -20
10 Waverley Wanderers 20 4 2 14 20 39 14 -19
11 Berwick City 20 3 4 13 24 49 13 -25
220 91 38 91 399 399 308 0
Goals per game = 3.63 0 3
Meadow Park had 3 points deducted.
Promoted to Provisional League One Riversdale
Templestowe Eagles
Relegated to Provisional League Three None
Next season there are two regionalised Division Two leagues
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Victoria Provisional League  Three Metropolitan 1997
P   P W D L F A Pts GD
1 Morwell Pegasus 20 15 2 3 57 18 47 39
2 Newborough/Yallourn 20 13 4 3 58 27 43 31
3 Dandenong 20 10 6 4 34 28 36 6
4 University of Melbourne Blues 20 10 4 6 35 29 34 6
5 Ashburton 20 8 4 8 35 25 28 10
6 Melbourne University Rangers 20 7 4 9 40 34 25 6
7 Elwood City 20 7 3 10 32 35 24 -3
8 Monash University 20 6 5 9 28 46 23 -18
9 Old Camberwell Grammar 20 6 2 12 26 42 20 -16
10 Keilor United 20 4 5 11 42 63 17 -21
11 Ringwood Rovers 20 3 3 14 27 67 12 -40
220 89 42 89 414 414 309 0
Goals per game = 3.76 0 0
Promoted to Provisional League Two Elwood City
University of Melbourne Blues
Melbourne University Rangers
Ringwood Rovers withdrew at end of season.
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Victoria Provisional League  Three  North-West 1997
P P W D L F A Pts GD
1 Broadmeadows United 22 16 3 3 60 21 51 39
2 La Trobe University 22 14 4 4 57 33 46 24
3 Darebin United 22 14 3 5 51 21 45 30
4 Brimbank 22 13 2 7 53 29 41 24
5 Somerton City 22 11 6 5 36 29 39 7
6 Mill Park 22 7 8 7 27 33 29 -6
7 Northern United 22 8 4 10 26 38 28 -12
8 North Reservoir 22 5 8 9 31 35 23 -4
9 North Glenroy 22 7 1 14 34 49 22 -15
10 Watsonia Heights 22 6 4 12 28 46 22 -18
11 Whittlesea United 22 3 6 13 31 52 9 -21
12 West Preston 22 1 5 16 19 67 5 -48
264 105 54 105 453 453 360 0
Goals per game = 3.43 0 9
Whittlesea Utd had 6 points deducted. West Preston has 3 points deducted.
Promoted to Provisional League Two Broadmeadows United
La Trobe University
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Victoria Provisional League  Three  South-East 1997
P P W D L F A Pts GD
1 Dingley City 18 15 1 2 64 23 46 41
2 Collingwood City 18 12 2 4 60 26 38 34
3 Noble Park 18 9 4 5 31 18 31 13
4 Endeavour Hills 18 8 3 7 36 40 27 -4
5 East Kew 18 7 4 7 31 38 25 -7
6 Flemington Falcons 18 6 4 8 31 38 22 -7
7 Ivanhoe United 18 7 1 10 30 40 19 -10
8 Monash City 18 5 3 10 27 40 18 -13
9 Thornbury United 18 4 5 9 28 33 17 -5
10 Parkmore 18 3 1 14 23 65 10 -42
180 76 28 76 361 361 253 0
Goals per game = 4.01 0 3
Ivanhoe United had 3 points deducted.
Promoted to Provisional League Two
New teams for 1998 Dandenong Inter
Clayton
Heatherton United
Noble Park United
North Caulfield rejoined for 1998.
Next season there are only two regional Division Three leagues.
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