Macedon Cats has entered the Premiership four times:
Riddell District Football League
Woodend District Football League
Gisborne District Football League
This article was published in the Gisborne Gazette in June 1892 about a match: Gisborne v Macedon:
“The first match of the season was played on the Macedon Football Ground between Gisborne & Macedon Clubs on Saturday. The game started at 3.30pm, James Nicholls acted as central umpire. The Macedon skipper won the toss & elected to kick with the wind. The ball was bounced, Macedon very soon was in the ascendancy & carried the ball into the south eastern corner, from which a behind was the result. Kicked off by Gisborne, a lot of centre play & several scrimmages & then Ben Peterson received a mark 60 yards from goal & by a beautiful effort, sent the ball through the posts amidst much applause. The feat of kicking the goal such a great distance with a high wind blowing, was a creditable performance. Off again it was once more, carried down to the goal, where the Gisborne back players had their work cut out to defend the goal & which they did for a time until J Colliery took a mark & punted another goal for Macedon. Immediately afterwards, time was called.
On the change of ends, Gisborne played better & kicking with the wind, kept Macedon defending their goal & after a lot of out-of-bounds play, scored a good goal for Gisborne. After a little more desultory play, half time was called, the scores then being Macedon 2 goals, 5 behinds; Gisborne 1 goal & 3 behinds.
After the teams had a replenisher, play resumed & Macedon kept Gisborne on the defensive during the third quarter, kicking two more goals. One of the goals kicked by Dangerfield was anything but a goal, but as the goal umpire had given it, it had to remain. J Quaife kicked Macedon’s fourth goal from a free kick. Ends being changed for the last quarter, Gisborne once more kicked with the wind, but was unable to add any more goals to the score.
Hughes, Mullins & Gardiner played very well for the Gisborne team as did Quaife brothers, Dangerfield, Colliery and Watson for Macedon. Umpiring was performed in a satisfactory manner.
After the match, the teams then adjourned to the Victorian Alps Hotel, where a sumptuous repast was prepared for the visitors. After dinner Mr B O’Hare, Macedon Captain congratulated the teams on the absence of rough play. Mr Morand, the Gisborne Captain replied in a few well chosen words.”