1879 SAFA season

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1879 SAFA premiership season
Norwood 1879.jpg
3rd SAFA season
Pictured above is the 1879 Norwood premiership team.
Teams 7
Premiers Norwood
(2nd premiership)
Matches played 34
Highest attendance 3,000 (Round 11, Norwood vs. Port Adelaide)
Leading goalkicker William Dedman
Norwood (7 Goals)
1878
1880

The 1879 South Australian Football Association season was the 3rd season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

The Norwood Football Club went on to record its 2nd consecutive premiership, going through the season undefeated, the Kensington football club received its second consecutive wooden spoon failing to win a game.

Pre season[edit]

South Australians vs. Allcomers
Day, 10 May (3:30 pm) South Australians 0 drew with Allcomers 0 Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,200) [1]

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 17 May (3:00 pm) Norwood 1 def. South Adelaide 0 East Park Lands (crowd: 2,000) [2]
Saturday, 17 May (3:00 pm) Kensington 3 def. by Adelaide 5 Kensington Oval [3]
Saturday, 17 May (3:00 pm) Port Adelaide 2 def. South Park 0 Adelaide Oval [4]
  • During the Norwood vs. South Adelaide game when A. Terrell kicked Norwood's second goal much disagreement and disorder ensued.

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 24 May (3:00 pm) Norwood 1 def. Victorian 0 Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,500) [5]

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 31 May (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 1 drew with Port Adelaide 1 South Park Lands (crowd: 1,500) [6]
Saturday, 31 May (3:15 pm) Adelaide 0 drew with Victorian 0 Adelaide Oval (crowd: 550) [7]
Saturday, 31 May (3:00 pm) Kensington 0 def. by South Park 1 Kensington Oval [8]

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 14 June (3:15 pm) Port Adelaide 1 def. by Norwood 3 Glanville Estate (crowd: 1,000) [9]
Saturday, 14 June (3:00 pm) Victorian 0 drew with South Park 0 Montefiore Hill (crowd: 500) [10]

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 21 June (3:30 pm) Adelaide 1 drew with Port Adelaide 1 Adelaide Oval [11]
Saturday, 21 June (3:00 pm) Victorian 3 def. Kensington 0 Montefiore Hill [12]

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 12 July (3:15 pm) South Park 1 drew with Adelaide 1 South Park Lands (crowd: 300) [13]

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 26 July (3:30 pm) Kensington 0 def. by Norwood 7 Kensington Oval [14]
Saturday, 26 July South Park 1 drew with South Adelaide 0 South Park Lands [15]
Saturday, 26 July Port Adelaide 2 def. Adelaide 0 Glanville Estate [16]

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 2 August (3:00 pm) Port Adelaide 2 def. South Park 0 Glanville Estate [17]
Saturday, 2 August (Time pm) Kensington 0 def. by Victorian 6 Kensington Oval [18]

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 9 August (3:15 pm) Norwood 4.15 (4) def. Adelaide 0.1 (0) East Park Lands (crowd: 400) [19]
Saturday, 9 August Victorian 0.2 (2) def. by Port Adelaide 1.2 (1) Montefiore Hill (crowd: 750) [20]

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 16 August (3:20 pm) Norwood 2.18 (2) drew with South Park 2.2 (2) East Park Lands [21]
Saturday, 16 August (3:30 pm) Victorian 1 def. Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill (crowd: 300) [22]
Saturday, 16 August (3:40 pm) Kensington 0.6 (6) def. by South Adelaide 1.7 (1) Kensington Oval [23]

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 23 August (3:15 pm) Norwood 1.7 (1) def. Port Adelaide 0 East Park Lands (crowd: 3,000) [24]
Saturday, 23 August (3:00 pm) South Adelaide 2 def. Victorian 0 South Park Lands [25]

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 30 August (3:20 pm) Victorian 0.3 (3) def. by Norwood 3.4 (3) Montefiore Hill [26][27]
Saturday, 30 August (3:20 pm) Adelaide 0.4 (4) def. by South Park 4.8 (4) Adelaide Oval [28]
  • A game scheduled at Glanville Estate on Saturday, 30 August between Port Adelaide and South Adelaide was abandoned due to disagreement regarding the umpires selected.[29]

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 6 September (3:15 pm) South Park 0.2 (2) def. by Victorian 1.4 (1) South Park Lands (crowd: 550) [30]
  • A game scheduled at Glanville Estate on Saturday, 6 September between Port Adelaide and Kensington was postponed due to illness amongst the Kensington players and the fact it was mail day.[31]

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 13 September (3:00 pm) South Park 0.0 (0) def. by Norwood 3.13 (3) East Park Lands (crowd: 2,000) [32][33]
  • The rescheduled match between Port Adelaide and Kensington for Saturday, 13 September was forfeited in the priors favour due to the latter club unable to field a team.[34]

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 20 September South Park 0.17 (0) def. Kensington 0.1 (0) South Park Lands [35]

Ladder[edit]

1879 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF GA
1 Norwood (P) 10 9 0 1 30 3
2 Port Adelaide 9 5 2 2 11 6
3 South Adelaide 7 4 2 1 6 4
4 Victorian 11 4 5 2 11 8
5 South Park 12 3 5 4 8 11
6 Adelaide 10 2 5 3 9 20
7 Kensington 9 0 8 1 4 27
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, (P) = Premiers [36]

Intercolonial matches[edit]

During 1879, a team representing the South Australian Football Association) toured Victoria, and played two intercolonial matches against an Association representative team; the first on a public holiday Tuesday, and the other on the following Saturday. The games were the first ever intercolonial matches between colony representative teams.

1879 Intercolonial Matches
Tuesday, 1 July Victoria 7 def. South Australia 0 East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 10,000) [37]
Saturday, 5 July Victoria 4 def. South Australia 1 East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 6,000) [38]

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