1881 SAFA season

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1881 SAFA premiership season
Teams 6
Premiers Norwood
(4th premiership)
Matches played 34
Highest attendance 1,500 (Round 2, Norwood vs. Port Adelaide)
Leading goalkicker Joe Pollock
Norwood (7 Goals)
W J Duffy
Norwood (7 Goals)
1880
1882

The 1881 South Australian Football Association season was the 5th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia. The premiership season began on Saturday 7 May.

Norwood went on to record its 4th consecutive premiership.

The years premiership trophy was called the Fowler Challenge Cup.[1]

Kensington and Adelaide merged to create a full squad but withdrew after 4 games.[1]

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 7 May (3:12 pm) Victorian 0.7 (0) drew with South Adelaide 0.5 (0) Adelaide Oval [2]
Saturday, 7 May (3:30 pm) South Park 0.3 (0) def. by Norwood 2.7 (2) South Park Lands (crowd: 550) [2][3]
Saturday, 7 May (3:25 pm) Port Adelaide 3.15 (3) def. Adelaide-Kensington 1.2 (1) Alberton Oval (crowd: 200) [2]

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 14 May (3:20 pm) Victorian 3.21 (3) def. Adelaide-Kensington 0.0 (0) Montefiore Hill [4][5]
Saturday, 14 May (2:45 pm) Norwood 4.6 (4) def. Port Adelaide 1.3 (1) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,500) [6][5]
Saturday, 14 May (3:00 pm) South Park 0.6 (6) def. by South Adelaide 1.7 (1) South Park Lands [7][5]

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 21 May (3:15 pm) Norwood 2.5 (2) drew with Victorian 2.3 (2) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,500) [8][9]
Saturday, 21 May (3:15 pm) Port Adelaide 3.18 (3) def. South Park 1.2 (1) Alberton Oval [8]
Saturday, 21 May Adelaide-Kensington 0.4 (0) def. by South Adelaide 4.8 (4) Kensington Oval [10]

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 28 May (3:30 pm) Victorian 0.1 (0) drew with Port Adelaide 0.2 (0) Adelaide Oval [11]
Saturday, 28 May (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 3.5 (3) drew with Norwood 3.11 (3) South Park Lands [11][12]
Saturday, 28 May Adelaide-Kensington 0.1 (0) def. by South Park 7.14 (7) Adelaide Bridge Ground [13]
  • Adelaide-Kensington's game against South Park would be its last for the season resigning from the competition on the Wednesday 1 June.[14]

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 4 June (3:15 pm) Victorian 0.4 (0) def. by South Park 2.6 (2) Adelaide Oval [15]
Saturday, 4 June (3:30 pm) Port Adelaide 0.6 (0) drew with South Adelaide 0.8 (0) Alberton Oval [15]

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 25 June South Park 1.5 (1) def. by Norwood 4.6 (4) Adelaide Oval [16]
Saturday, 25 June Victorian 1.9 (1) def. South Adelaide 0.0 (0) Montefiore Hill [16]

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 2 July South Adelaide 2.4 (2) def. by South Park 4.6 (4) Adelaide Oval [17]
Saturday, 2 July Port Adelaide 1.11 (1) drew with Norwood 1.16 (1) Alberton Oval [17]

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 9 July (3:15 pm) Victorian 0.2 (0) def. by Norwood 4.8 (4) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,000) [18][19]
Saturday, 9 July (3:00 pm) South Park 3.9 (3) def. Port Adelaide 1.5 (1) South Park Lands [19]

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 16 July Norwood 6.17 (6) def. South Adelaide 0.1 (0) Adelaide Oval [20]
Saturday, 16 July (3:25 pm) Port Adelaide 0.11 (0) def. by Victorian 1.4 (1) Alberton Oval [20]

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 23 July (3:20 pm) South Adelaide 5.19 (5) def. Port Adelaide 0.7 (0) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 500) [21][22]
Saturday, 23 July South Park 3.10 (3) def. Victorian 0.6 (0) South Park Lands [21]

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 30 July (3:20 pm) Norwood 3.6 (3) def. South Park 0.10 (0) Adelaide Oval [23]
Saturday, 30 July (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 2.8 (2) def. Victorian 0.6 (0) South Park Lands [23]

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 6 August South Park 1.4 drew with South Adelaide 1.4 South Park Lands [24][25]

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 3 September Port Adelaide 0 drew with South Park 0 Alberton Oval [26]
  • The newspaper reporter at the game was critical of the ground condition at Alberton Oval noting that areas had grass up to one foot high.[26]

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 10 September South Adelaide 0.6 (0) def. by Norwood 3.10 (3) South Park Lands [27]
Saturday, 10 September Victorian Score vs. Port Adelaide Score Montefiore Hill [27]

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 17 September (3:30 pm) Victorian 0.5 (0) drew with South Park 0.10 (0) Montefiore Hill [28]
Saturday, 17 September Port Adelaide 1 drew with South Adelaide 1.4 (1) Alberton Oval [28]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 24 September (3:00 pm) Norwood 6.14 (6) vs. Port Adelaide 0.0 (0) East Park Lands [29]

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 1 October Victorian 1.2 (1) def. by Norwood 2.9 (2) Montefiore Hill (crowd: 500) [30][31]

Ladder[edit]

1881 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF GA
1 Norwood 13 10 0 3 40 9
2 South Adelaide 13 4 4 5 19 18
3 South Park 13 5 5 3 21 17
4 Victorian 13 4 5 4 8 15
5 Port Adelaide 13 2 6 5 10 23
6 Adelaide / Kensington 4 0 5 0 1 17
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, (P) = Premiers [32]

Intercolonial matches[edit]

1881 Intercolonial Matches
Saturday, 20 August Victoria 8.24 def. South Australia 1.8 East Melbourne Cricket Ground [33]
Wednesday, 24 August Victoria 4.14 def. South Australia 1.5 East Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 1,000) [34]

Additional matches[edit]

South Park vs. South Adelaide rematch
Saturday, 24 September South Park 0.10 (0) drew with South Adelaide 0.8 (0) South Park Lands [35]

References[edit]

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