1877 SAFA season

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1877 SAFA premiership season
Teams 8
Premiers South Adelaide
Victorian
(1st premiership)
Matches played 52
Highest attendance 650 (Round 7, Adelaide vs. South Adelaide)
Leading goalkicker John Young
Adelaide (14 Goals)
1876 (unaffiliated)
1878

The 1877 South Australian Football Association season was the inaugural season of the top level league of Australian rules football in South Australia. The clubs participating were South Adelaide, Victorian, Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Woodville, South Park, Kensington and Bankers.[1]

South Adelaide and Victorian would share the premiership honours after tying at the years end. The Bankers Football Club would finish the season last and would cease to exist at years end.[2]

South Australian Football Association[edit]

The newly formed South Australian Football Association decided that the playing fields for the season must be between 180-200 yards (165-183m) long and 120-150 yards (110-137m) wide and that pushing from behind be prohibited. For clubs to gain membership of the association would cost them two Guineas for the year.[3]

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 12 May (2:45 pm) Adelaide 4 def. Bankers 1 Adelaide Oval [4]
Saturday, 12 May (3:30 pm) Kensington 0 def. by Port Adelaide 3 Kensington Oval [4]
  • The game between Adelaide and Bankers was scheduled for May 5 but was postponed due to the weather.[5]

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 19 May (3:15 pm) Adelaide 3 def. Port Adelaide 2 Adelaide Oval (crowd: 250) [6]
Saturday, 19 May South Park 1 def. Bankers 0 South Park Lands [6]

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 26 May (3:15 pm) Adelaide 1 def. Woodville 0 Adelaide Oval [7]
Saturday, 26 May (3:00 pm) Kensington 1 def. South Park 0 Kensington Oval [7]
Saturday, 26 May Victorian 1 def. Port Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill [7]

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 2 June Kensington 0 def. by South Adelaide 2 Kensington Oval [8]
Saturday, 2 June (3:00 pm) Woodville 0 def. by Victorian 3 Woodville [8]
Saturday, 2 June Adelaide 2 def. South Park 0 Adelaide Oval [8]
Saturday, 2 June Port Adelaide 3 def. Bankers 0 Glanville [8]

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 9 June (3:15 pm) Kensington 0 drew with Adelaide 0 Kensington Oval [9]
Saturday, 9 June (3:45 pm) Woodville 0 def. by South Adelaide 0 Woodville [10]
Saturday, 9 June Victorian 2 def. South Park 0 Montefiore Hill [9]

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 16 June Adelaide 1 drew with Victorian 1 Adelaide Oval [11]
Saturday, 16 June South Park 0 def. by Woodville 2 South Park Lands [11]
Saturday, 16 June (3:15 pm) Port Adelaide 4 def. Kensington 0 Glanville [11]
  • A game between Bankers and South Adelaide was scheduled for June 16 but Bankers forfeited with only 13 players.[11]

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 23 June (3:00 pm) Adelaide 0 def. by South Adelaide 1 Adelaide Oval (crowd: 650) [12]
Saturday, 23 June (3:15 pm) Port Adelaide 1 drew with Woodville 1 Glanville [13]
Saturday, 23 June Victorian 7 def. Bankers 0 Montefiore Hill [13]
Saturday, 23 June (3:00 pm) South Park 2 def. Kensington 0 South Park Lands [12]

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 30 June South Adelaide 0 drew with Victorian 0 South Park Lands (crowd: 650) [14]
Saturday, 30 June (3:00 pm) Port Adelaide 1 def. South Park 0 Glanville [14]

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 7 July (3:15 pm) Adelaide 9 def. Bankers 0 Adelaide Oval [15]
Saturday, 7 July (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 0 drew with Woodville 0 South Park Lands [15]
Saturday, 7 July (3:15 pm) Victorian 3 def. Kensington 0 Montefiore Hill [15]

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 14 July (3:00 pm) Woodville 1 def. by South Park 2 Woodville [16]
Saturday, 14 July (3:15 pm) Port Adelaide 1 drew with Adelaide 1 Glanville [17]
Saturday, 14 July (Time pm) Bankers 1 def. by Kensington 4 Adelaide Oval [17]

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 21 July (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 3 def. Port Adelaide 0 South Park Lands [18]
Saturday, 21 July Kensington 3 def. by Woodville 8 Kensington Oval [18]
Saturday, 21 July (3:15 pm) Adelaide 2 def. South Park 1 Adelaide Oval [18]
Saturday, 21 July (3:00 pm) Victorian 5 def. Bankers 1 Montefiore Hill [18]

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 28 July (3:30 pm) Adelaide 2 def. Woodville 0 Adelaide Oval (crowd: 500) [19]
Saturday, 28 July (3:10 pm) Port Adelaide 2 def. Victorian 1 Glanville [20]
Saturday, 28 July (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 7 def. Kensington 0 South Park Lands [20]
Saturday, 28 July (3:00 pm) South Park 3 def. Bankers 0 South Park Lands [21]
  • The game against South Park would be the Bankers last game as a club.

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 4 August (3:00 pm) Victorian 2 def. Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill [22]
Saturday, 4 August (3:20 pm) Port Adelaide 0 def. by South Adelaide 1 Glanville (crowd: 500) [22]
Saturday, 4 August South Park 1 drew with Kensington 1 South Park Lands [23]

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 11 August (3:00 pm) Woodville 0 def. by South Park 5 Woodville
Saturday, 11 August (3:00 pm) Adelaide 6 def. Kensington 2 Adelaide Oval [24]
  • A game scheduled between Port Adelaide and the Bankers at Montefiore Hill was cancelled when the Bankers forfeited.[24]
  • Teams were affected due to the SAFA vs. Melbourne game being played at the Exhibition Grounds simultaneously.

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 25 August (3:15 pm) Victorian 2 vs. Woodville 0 Montefiore Hill
Saturday, 25 August South Park 0 def. by South Adelaide 4 South Park Lands [25]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 1 September (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 2 def. Adelaide 0 South Park Lands (crowd: 400) [26]
Saturday, 1 September Port Adelaide 2 def. South Park 1 Glanville [27]
Saturday, 1 September Woodville 3 def. Kensington 0 Woodville [27]

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 8 September South Adelaide 1 def. South Park 0 South Park Lands (crowd: 500) [28]
Saturday, 8 September (3:45 pm) Kensington 1 vs. Victorian 2 Kensington Oval [28]

Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Saturday, 15 September South Park 0 drew with Victorian 0 South Park Lands [29]
  • Victorian claimed to win the game but South Park protested that the game's single goal be disallowed. The match was noted as the roughest of the season.
  • A game was scheduled for September 15 between Port Adelaide and Woodville but it fell through due to the latter forfeiting.[29]

Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Saturday, 29 September (3:30 pm) South Park 1 def. by Port Adelaide 3 South Park Lands [30]
Saturday, 29 September (3:15 pm) Victorian 1 def. South Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill [30]

Ladder[edit]

Despite finishing the season with more goals and an extra draw, it was decided that Victorian would share the premiership with South Adelaide, especially considering the prior played the Bankers twice while the latter did not (their only scheduled match being forfeited by the Bankers).[31]

1877 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA PTS
1 South Adelaide (P) 13 10 1 2 23 1 22
1 Victorian (P) 14 10 1 3 31 5 23
3 Adelaide 16 10 3 3 31 13 23
4 Port Adelaide 15 9 4 2 23 13 20
5 Woodville 16 5 9 2 14 18 12
6 South Park 17 5 10 2 16 20 12
7 Kensington 15 3 10 2 12 36 8
8 Bankers 15 0 15 0 4 31 0
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers [30]

Membership[edit]

Club Membership
Port Adelaide 85
South Adelaide 85
Victorian 76
Kensington 65
South Park 56
Adelaide 50
Woodville
Bankers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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