1880 SAFA season

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1880 SAFA premiership season
Teams 7
Premiers Norwood
(3rd premiership)
Matches played 38
Highest attendance 3,000 (Round 2, South Adelaide vs. Norwood)
Leading goalkicker Joe Traynor
Norwood (7 Goals)
1879
1881

The 1880 South Australian Football Association season was the 4th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

The season opened on 8 May and concluded on 18 September.

Norwood went on to record its 3rd consecutive premiership.

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 8 May Norwood 5.17 (5) def. Port Adelaide 0.3 (0) East Park Lands [1]
Saturday, 8 May Victorian 3 def. Adelaide 0 Montefiore Hill [1]
Saturday, 8 May South Park 0 def. by South Adelaide 1 South Park Lands [1]
Bye: Kensington

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 15 May (3:20 pm) South Adelaide 0 def. by Norwood 2.18 (2) South Park Lands (crowd: 3,000) [2]
Saturday, 15 May South Park 0 def. by Victorian 1 South Park Lands [2][3]
Saturday, 15 May Port Adelaide 1.7 (1) def. Kensington 0 Alberton Oval [4]
Bye: Adelaide

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 22 May (3:15 pm) Norwood 3.22 (3) def. Kensington 0.1 (0) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 600) [5][6]
Saturday, 22 May (3:00 pm) Adelaide 1 drew with South Adelaide 1 Adelaide Bridge (crowd: 350) [5]
Bye: Port Adelaide, Victorian, South Park

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 29 May Adelaide 0 def. by Norwood 7.26 (7) Adelaide Bridge (crowd: 300) [7][8]
Saturday, 29 May Kensington 0.1 (0) def. by South Park 2.20 (2) Kensington Oval [8]
Bye: Port Adelaide
  • Controversy regarding a goal kicked during the Victorian and South Adelaide game meant the result was not confirmed until it was referred to the SAFA committee.[8] The result of the game was eventually decided to not count towards the premiership.[9]

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 5 June Norwood 3.25 (3) def. South Park 0 Adelaide Oval [10]
Saturday, 5 June Victorian 0.8 (0) drew with Port Adelaide 0.2 (0) Montefiore Hill [10]
Saturday, 5 June Kensington 5.12 (5) def. Adelaide 1.3 (1) Kensington Oval [10]
Bye: South Adelaide

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 12 June Norwood 2.11 (2) def. Victorian 1.2 (1) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [11]
Saturday, 12 June Port Adelaide 3.17 (3) def. Adelaide 0.3 (0) Alberton Oval [11]
Saturday, 12 June South Adelaide 1.6 (1) def. Kensington 0.9 (0) South Park Lands [11]
Bye: South Park

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 19 June (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 3.10 (3) def. Port Adelaide 1.1 (1) South Park Lands [12]
Saturday, 19 June Kensington 1.8 (1) def. Victorian 0.3 (0) Kensington Oval [12]
Saturday, 19 June Adelaide 2 def. South Park 0 Adelaide Oval [13]
Bye: Norwood
  • Norwood began a trip to Victoria to play a selection of VFA sides and would not participate in the SAFA for the next four rounds.

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 26 June Victorian 3.4 (3) def. South Park 1.5 (1) Adelaide Oval [14]
Saturday, 26 June (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 6.20 (6) def. Adelaide 1 South Park Lands [14]
Saturday, 26 June (3:30 pm) Kensington 2.4 (2) drew with Port Adelaide 2.12 (2) Kensington Oval [14]
Bye: Norwood

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 3 July Port Adelaide 3.8 (3) drew with South Adelaide 3.4 (3) Alberton Oval (crowd: 300) [15][16]
Saturday, 3 July (3:30 pm) Adelaide 0.3 (0) def. by Victorian 1.15 (1) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 350) [17]
Saturday, 3 July South Park 1 def. by Kensington 2 South Park Grounds [18]
Bye: Norwood

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 10 July (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 2.7 (2) def. South Park 0.4 (0) South Park Lands [19]
Saturday, 10 July Port Adelaide 0.5 (0) drew with Victorian 0.3 (0) Alberton Oval (crowd: 600) [20]
Saturday, 10 July (3:30 pm) Adelaide 1.4 (1) drew with Kensington 1.4 (1) Adelaide Oval [21]
Bye: Norwood

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 17 July Port Adelaide 0.4 (0) drew with Norwood 0.18 (0) Alberton Oval (crowd: 750) [22]
Saturday, 17 July (3:00 pm) Kensington 3.2 (3) def. South Adelaide 1.15 (1) Adelaide Oval [23]
Saturday, 17 July South Park 4.16 (4) def. Adelaide 0.1 (0) South Park Lands [24]
Bye: Victorian

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 24 July (3:30 pm) Norwood 2.16 (2) def. South Adelaide 1.1 (1) East Park Lands (crowd: 2,000) [25][26]
Saturday, 24 July South Park 1.11 (1) def. Port Adelaide 0.9 (0) Adelaide Oval [27]
Saturday, 24 July (3:30 pm) Victorian 1.16 (1) drew with Kensington 1 Montefiore Hill [28]
Bye: Adelaide

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 28 August (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 0.5 (0) drew with Victorian 0.4 (0) South Park Lands (crowd: 300) [29][30]
Saturday, 28 August (3:15 pm) Adelaide 0 def. by Port Adelaide 4 Adelaide Oval [31][32]
Bye: South Park
  • A match scheduled for Saturday, 28 August between Kensington and Norwood was cancelled with mutual consent.[33]

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 18 September (3:00 pm) Victorian 2.7 (2) def. Norwood 1.10 (1) North Park Lands [34]
Saturday, 18 September Port Adelaide 2.3 (2) def. by South Park 4.4 (4) Alberton Oval [35]
Bye: South Adelaide, Adelaide, Kensington

Ladder[edit]

1880 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF GA
1 Norwood (P) 10 7 2 1 25 4
2 Victorian 10 5 2 3 12 6
3 South Adelaide 10 5 3 2 19 14
4 South Park 12 5 7 0 13 14
5 Kensington 11 4 4 3 15 14
6 Port Adelaide 11 3 3 5 16 18
7 Adelaide 11 1 8 2 6 35
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, (P) = Premiers [9]

Intercolonial matches[edit]

An Association representative team toured South Australia in August, playing three intercolonial matches – two at even strength against the South Australian Football Association representative team, and one against a team of twenty-three South Australian-born players – and winning all three. J. Gibson (South Melbourne) served as captain of the Association team.[36]

1880 Intercolonial Matches
Saturday, 14 August South Australia 2.7 (2) def. by Victoria 5.13 (5) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 4,000) [37]
Wednesday, 18 August South Australian-born (23) 1.1 (1) def. by Victoria 5.17 (5) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,500) [36]
Saturday, 21 August South Australia 0.6 (0) def. by Victoria 3.21 (3) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,500) [38]

Additional matches[edit]

Controversy regarding a goal kicked during the Victorian and South Adelaide game meant the result was not confirmed until it was referred to the SAFA committee.[8] The result of the game was eventually decided to not count towards the premiership.[9]

Victorian vs. South Adeaide
Saturday, 29 May Victorian 1.5 (1) def. South Adelaide 0.2 (0) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 600) [7][8]

The Port Adelaide and Victorian football clubs decided to play another game against each other as their two previous matches during the season resulted in draws.

Port Adelaide vs. Victorian
Saturday, 4 September Port Adelaide 0.5 (0) def. by Victorian 2.11 (2) Alberton Oval (crowd: 500) [39]

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