1878 SAFA season

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1878 SAFA premiership season
Norwood premiership team 1878.png
2nd SAFA season
Pictured above is the 1878 Norwood premiership team.
Teams 7
Premiers Norwood
(1st premiership)
Matches played 38
Highest attendance 3,000 (Round 13, Norwood vs Port Adelaide)
Leading goalkicker William Dedman
Norwood (12 Goals)
1877
1879

The 1878 South Australian Football Association season was the 2nd season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia. The 1878 SAFA competition included Adelaide, Kensington, Norwood, Port Adelaide, South Adelaide, South Park and Victorian.

Norwood went on to record its 1st premiership in its 1st season going through the year undefeated.[1]

Pre Season[edit]

The SAFA clubs played inter club matches on 4 May.

An additional pre season game was played between some South Australian and Victorian residents who live in Adelaide.

South Australian vs. Victorian residents
Saturday, 11 May (Time pm) South Australians 1 def. Victorians 0 Adelaide Oval (crowd: 350) [2]

Premiership Season[edit]

Premiership matches are those that took place after 11 May.[3]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 18 May (3:15 pm) Norwood 1 def. South Adelaide 0 Adelaide Oval (crowd: 800) [4]
Saturday, 18 May (3:15 pm) South Park 0 def. by Port Adelaide 2 South Park Lands [5]
Saturday, 18 May (3:00 pm) Kensington 0 def. by Adelaide 5 Kensington Oval [4]

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 25 May (3:45 pm) Norwood 1 def. Victorians 0 East Park Lands (crowd: 500) [6]
Saturday, 25 May (3:40 pm) South Adelaide 0 def. by Adelaide 1 Adelaide Oval [6]
Saturday, 25 May (3:00 pm) Kensington 0 def. by Port Adelaide 4 Kensington Oval [6]

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 1 June (3:25 pm) South Adelaide 0 def. by Port Adelaide 1 South Park Lands (crowd: 300) [7]
Saturday, 1 June (3:30 pm) Kensington 0 def. by South Parks 1 Kensington Oval [7]
Saturday, 1 June (3:00 pm) Adelaide 2 drew with Victorians 2 Adelaide Oval [8]
  • The South Adelaide vs. Port Adelaide game was ended early due to the interference of rowdy larrikins.

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 8 June (Time pm) Adelaide 0 def. by Norwood 1 Adelaide Oval [9]
Saturday, 8 June (3:00 pm) South Adelaide 1 vs. South Parks 0 South Park Lands [9]

The Port Adelaide vs. Victorian game was called off due to bad weather and rescheduled for 6 July despite Port kicking a goal.[10]

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 15 June (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 2 def. Kensington 0 South Park Lands [11]
Saturday, 15 June (Time pm) Victorians 3 def. South Parks 0 Montefiore Hill [11]
Saturday, 15 June (Time pm) Port Adelaide 0 def. by Norwood 1 Glanville Estate (crowd: 600) [12]

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 22 June (3:00 pm) Norwood 0 drew with South Parks 0 Park Lands (crowd: 600) [13]
Saturday, 22 June (3:00 pm) Port Adelaide 2 def. Adelaide 0 Glanville Estate (crowd: 300) [13]
Saturday, 22 June (3:45 pm) Kensington 0 drew with Victorians 0 Kensington Oval [13]

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 29 June (3:00 pm) Victorians 1 def. South Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill (crowd: 1,100) [14]

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 6 July (3:15 pm) Port Adelaide 1 drew with Victorians 1 Glanville Estate [10]
Saturday, 6 July (Time pm) Norwood 6 def. Kensington 0 East Park Lands (crowd: 300) [10]

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 13 July (Time pm) Kensington 0 drew with Norwood 0 Kensington Oval [15]
Saturday, 13 July (3:15 pm) Adelaide 0 drew with Port Adelaide 0 Adelaide Oval [16]

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 20 July (3:00 pm) South Adelaide 0 drew with Adelaide 0 South Park Lands (crowd: 600) [17]
Saturday, 20 July (3:15 pm) Port Adelaide 2 def. South Park 0 Glanville Estate [17]
Saturday, 20 July (3:30 pm) Victorian 1 def. Kensington 0 Montefiore Hill [17]

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 27 July (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 0 drew with Norwood 0 South Park Lands (crowd: 700) [18]
Saturday, 27 July (3:00 pm) Victorian 0 drew with Port Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill (crowd: 500) [18]
Saturday, 27 July (3:35 pm) South Park 0 drew with Kensington 0 South Park Lands [19]

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 3 August (Time pm) Norwood 4 def. South Park 1 East Park Lands (crowd: 800) [20]
Saturday, 3 August (Time pm) Victorian 2 def. Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill [20]

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 10 August (3:00 pm) Norwood 0 drew with Port Adelaide 0 East Park Lands (crowd: 3,000) [21]
Saturday, 10 August (Time pm) Adelaide 4 vs. Kensington 1 Adelaide Oval [21]

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 17 August (Time pm) Adelaide 1 vs. South Parks 0 Adelaide Oval [22]
Saturday, 17 August (Time pm) Port Adelaide 0 def. by South Adelaide 1 Glanville Estate (crowd: 300) [22]

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 24 August (Time pm) Norwood 1 def. Adelaide 0 East Park Lands (crowd: 700) [23]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 31 August (3:00 pm) South Adelaide 0 vs. Victorian 0 South Park Land (crowd: 1,200) [24]
  • Victorian had kicked a goal, but it was deleted after a head count revealed they had 21 men on the ground.

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 7 September (3:30 pm) Victorian 0 def. by Norwood 1 Montefiore Hill (crowd: 2,750) [25]

Ladder[edit]

1878 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 Norwood 12 8 0 4 16 1 94.12% 20
2 Port Adelaide 11 5 2 4 12 3 80.00% 14
3 Victorian 11 4 2 5 10 4 71.43% 15
4 Adelaide 12 4 4 4 13 9 59.09% 12
5 South Adelaide 10 3 4 3 4 4 50.00% 9
6 South Park 11 1 8 2 2 13 13.33% 4
7 Kensington 10 0 7 3 1 23 4.17% 3
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers Click here for source

References[edit]

  1. ^ Full Points Footy's SA Football Companion By John P. Devaney, pg 370
  2. ^ "13 May 1878 - FOOTBALL". nla.gov.au. 
  3. ^ "21 Sep 1878 - football THE PAST SEASON". nla.gov.au. 
  4. ^ a b "21 May 1878 - FOOTBALL. NORWOODS V. SOUTH ADELAIDES". nla.gov.au. 
  5. ^ "29 May 1878 - FOOTBALL. PORT V. SOUTH PARK". nla.gov.au. 
  6. ^ a b c "27 May 1878 - FOOTBALL, NORWOODS v. VICTORIANS". nla.gov.au. 
  7. ^ a b "04 Jun 1878 - FOOTBALL. SOUTH A TDELAIDES V. PORTS". nla.gov.au. 
  8. ^ "06 Jun 1878 - FOOTBALL. ADELAIDE V. VICTORIAN". nla.gov.au. 
  9. ^ a b "10 Jun 1878 - FOOTBALL. ADELAIDE v. NORWOOD". nla.gov.au. 
  10. ^ a b c "08 Jul 1878 - FOOTBALL. PORTS V. VICTORIANS". nla.gov.au. 
  11. ^ a b "17 Jun 1878 - FOOTBALL. SOUTH ADELAIDE v. KENSINGTON". nla.gov.au. 
  12. ^ "18 Jun 1878 - FOOTBALL. NORWOODS v. PORTS". nla.gov.au. 
  13. ^ a b c "24 Jun 1878 - FOOTBALL. NORWOODS V. SOUTH PARKS". nla.gov.au. 
  14. ^ "06 Jul 1878 - football. VICTORIANS v. SOUTH ADELAIDES". nla.gov.au. 
  15. ^ "16 Jul 1878 - NORTH PARK V. WOODVILLE". nla.gov.au. 
  16. ^ "16 Jul 1878 - FOOTBALL. ADELAIDES V. PORTS". nla.gov.au. 
  17. ^ a b c "22 Jul 1878 - FOOTBALL. SOUTH ADELAIDE V. APP[?]". nla.gov.au. 
  18. ^ a b "29 Jul 1878 - VICTORIAN V. PORT ADELAIDE". nla.gov.au. 
  19. ^ "03 Aug 1878 - Football. MATCHES. NORWOOD v. SOUTH ADELAIDE". nla.gov.au. 
  20. ^ a b "05 Aug 1878 - FOOTBALL. NORWOOD V. SOUTH PARK". nla.gov.au. 
  21. ^ a b "12 Aug 1878 - FOOTBALL. NORWOODS v. PORT ADELAIDES". nla.gov.au. 
  22. ^ a b "19 Aug 1878 - FOOTBALL. SOUTH PARKS v. ADELAIDE". nla.gov.au. 
  23. ^ "26 Aug 1878 - FOOTBALL. ADELAIDE v. NORWOOD". nla.gov.au. 
  24. ^ "02 Sep 1878 - FOOTBALL. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION ..." nla.gov.au. 
  25. ^ "11 Sep 1878 - FOOTBALL. NORWOODS V. VICTORIANS". nla.gov.au.