1884 SAFA season

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1884 SAFA premiership season
Port Adelaide 1884 Premiership Team.jpg
8th SAFA season
Pictured above is the 1884 Port Adelaide premiership team.
Teams 5
Premiers Port Adelaide
(1st premiership)
Matches played 33
Highest attendance 6,000 (Round 8, Norwood vs. Port Adelaide)
Leading goalkicker Robert Roy
Port Adelaide (22 Goals)
1883
1885

The 1884 South Australian Football Association season was the 8th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

Port Adelaide went on to record its 1st premiership and in doing so ended Norwood's run of 6 straight premierships.

The season would be the last of the South Park Football Club and the North Adelaide Football Club, previously known as the Victorian Football Club. It shares no relation to the modern day North Adelaide Roosters.

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 3 May (3:25 pm) Norwood 9.16 (9) def. South Park 2.6 (2) Adelaide Oval [1]
Saturday, 3 May (3:30 pm) North Adelaide 2.3 (2) def. by South Adelaide 3.12 (3) Kensington Oval [2]

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 10 May (3:20 pm) South Adelaide 4.9 (4) def. Norwood 3.5 (3) Adelaide Oval [3]
Saturday, 10 May (3:30 pm) North Adelaide 0.3 (0) def. by Port Adelaide 3.12 (3) Kensington Oval [4]

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 17 May (3:00 pm) Port Adelaide 2.10 (2) def. by Norwood 3.15 (3) Alberton Oval [5]
Saturday, 17 May (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 8.9 (8) def. South Park 0.3 (0) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 350) [6]

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 24 May (3:30 pm) Port Adelaide 4.5 (4) drew with South Adelaide 4.2 (4) Alberton Oval (crowd: 900) [7]
Saturday, 24 May (4:00 pm) North Adelaide 1.5 (1) drew with South Park 1.6 (1) Kensington Oval [8]

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 31 May (3:30 pm) South Park 2.3 (2) def. by Port Adelaide 3.14 (3) Adelaide Oval [9]
Saturday, 31 May (3:30 pm) North Adelaide 1.1 (1) def. by South Adelaide 6.18 (6) Kensington Oval [10]

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 7 June (3:30 pm) Norwood 3.20 (3) def. North Adelaide 0.5 (0) Adelaide Oval [11]
Saturday, 7 June (3:25 pm) South Adelaide 5.11 (5) def. South Park 2.6 (2) Kensington Oval [12]

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 14 June (3:15 pm) Norwood 6.15 (6) def. South Adelaide 3.11 (3) Adelaide Oval [13]
Saturday, 14 June Port Adelaide 10.15 (10) def. North Adelaide 1.? (1) Alberton Oval [14]

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Friday, 20 June (2:58 pm) Norwood 3.3 (3) drew with Port Adelaide 3.17 (3) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 6,000) [15]

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 5 July (3:20 pm) Norwood 6.16 (6) def. North Adelaide 0.6 (0) Adelaide Oval [16]
Saturday, 5 July Port Adelaide 11.18 (11) def. South Park 1.4 (1) Alberton Oval [17]

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 26 July South Adelaide 7.6 (7) def. by Port Adelaide 9.6 (9) Adelaide Oval [18]
Saturday, 26 July (3:20 pm) Norwood 8.19 (8) def. South Park 0.5 (0) Kensington Oval (crowd: 100) [19]

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 2 August (3:20 pm) Port Adelaide 8.11 (8) def. Norwood 3.10 (3) Alberton Oval [20]
Saturday, 2 August South Adelaide 8.17 (8) def. North Adelaide 1.8 (1) Adelaide Oval [21]

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 9 August (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 2.12 (2) def. by Norwood 3.9 (3) Kensington Oval (crowd: 850) [22]
Saturday, 9 August (3:50 pm) Port Adelaide 4.13 (4) def. North Adelaide 0.2 (2) Alberton Oval [23]

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 30 August Norwood 0.11 (0) def. by Port Adelaide 3.15 (3) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 5,000) [24]
Saturday, 30 August South Adelaide 5.18 (5) def. South Park 3.2 (3) Kensington Oval (crowd: 40) [25]
  • This was the first time Port Adelaide beat Norwood twice in once season and in consecutive encounters.
  • A game was played between Norwood and South Adelaide on Monday 1 September which was a public holiday. The game did not count to the Association premiership.[26]

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 6 September (3:00 pm) South Park 3.10 (3) def. North Adelaide 0.6 (0) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 300) [27]
Saturday, 6 September (Time pm) Port Adelaide 2.12 (2) def. South Adelaide 1.8 (1) Alberton Oval (crowd: 1,000) [28]

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 13 September Norwood 2.10 (2) def. by North Adelaide 4.4 (4) Kensington Oval [29]
Saturday, 13 September South Park 0.4 (4) def. by Port Adelaide 12.23 (12) Adelaide Oval [30]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 20 September (Time pm) South Adelaide 4.9 (4) def. Port Adelaide 1.4 (1) Kensington Oval [31]
  • South Park forfeited its scheduled game for the Saturday 20 September against Norwood at Adelaide Oval.[32]

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 27 September (3:35 pm) Norwood 7.7 (7) def. North Adelaide 1.7 (1) Kensington Oval [33]
  • South Park forfeited its game scheduled for the Saturday 27 September against Port Adelaide at Alberton Oval.[34]

Win/Loss table[edit]

Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Blue Draw

X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Ladder
Port Adelaide X NthA
3
Nor
1
SthA
0
SP
1
X NthA
9
Nor
0
SP
10
SthA
2
Nor
5
NthA
4
Nor
3
SthA
1
SP
12
SthA
3
SP
DNP
1
Norwood SP
7
SthA
1
Port
1
X X NthA
3
SthA
3
Port
0
NthA
6
SP
8
Port
5
SthA
1
Port
3
X NthA
2
SP
DNP
NthA
6
2
South Adelaide NthA
1
Nor
1
SP
8
Port
0
NthA
5
SP
3
Nor
3
X X Port
2
NthA
8
Nor
1
SP
2
Port
1
X Port
3
X 3
South Park Nor
7
X SthA
8
NthA
0
Port
1
SthA
3
X X Port
10
Nor
8
X X SthA
2
NthA
3
Port
12
Nor
DNP
Port
DNP
4
North Adelaide SthA
1
Port
3
X SP
0
SthA
5
Nor
3
Port
9
X Nor
6
X SthA
8
Port
4
X SP
3
Nor
2
X Nor
6
5
Team Ladder

Ladder[edit]

1884 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF BF GA BA
1 Port Adelaide (P) 15 11 2 2 73 173 29 74
2 Norwood 14 9 4 1 56 156 32 116
3 South Adelaide 13 8 4 1 60 138 37 73
4 South Park 13 1 11 1 14 47 62 139
5 North Adelaide 12 1 10 1 11 45 54 157
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, BF = Behinds For, GA = Goals Against, BA = Behinds Against, (P) = Premiers [35]

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