1885 SAFA season

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1885 SAFA premiership season
South Adelaide 1877 premiership team.png
9th SAFA season
Pictured above is the 1885 premiership team.
Teams4
PremiersSouth Adelaide
(2nd premiership)
Matches played30
Attendance54,000 (1,800 per match)
Highest attendance8,000 (Round 6, Adelaide vs. South Adelaide)
Leading goalkickerH R Hill
South Adelaide (19 goals)
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The 1885 South Australian Football Association season was the 9th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

The Adelaide Football Club returned to the league in a standalone capacity for the first time since 1880.

The 1885 SAFA season was the first time in the competition's history that all clubs played an equal number of games.

Twenty three of the thirty games played had crowd figures quoted for an approximate average of 1,800 spectators per game.

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 2 May (3:15 pm) Norwood 6.15 (6) def. Adelaide 1.5 (1) Kensington Oval [1]
Saturday, 2 May (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 4.11 (4) def. Port Adelaide 3.3 (3) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,500) [2]

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Monday, 25 May South Adelaide 5.13 (5) def. Norwood 0.8 (0) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 4,500) [3]
Bye: Port Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Port Adelaide was on a football trip in Victoria during rounds 2 and 3.

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 31 May South Adelaide 4.9 def. Adelaide 2.11 Adelaide Oval (crowd: 950) [4][5]
Bye: Port Adelaide, Norwood
  • Adelaide Oval's surface was in poor condition due to the famous Indigenous Corrobee the night before.

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 6 June (3:10 pm) South Adelaide 3.11 (3) def. by Norwood 5.8 (5) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [6][7]
Saturday, 6 June (3:10 pm) Port Adelaide 10.14 (10) def. Adelaide 2.11 (2) Alberton Oval (crowd: 800) [8][9]

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 27 June (3:00 pm) Port Adelaide 2.5 (2) def. by South Adelaide 3.16 (3) Alberton Oval (crowd: 1,500) [10]
Saturday, 27 June (3:15 pm) Adelaide 4.5 (4) def. Norwood 0.13 (0) Adelaide Oval [11][12]

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Wednesday, 1 July (8:30 pm) Adelaide 1.8 (1) def. South Adelaide 0.8 (0) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 8,000) [13]
Saturday, 4 July Port Adelaide 2.12 (2) def. by Norwood 3.8 (3) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,000) [14]
Bye: Adelaide, South Adelaide

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 11 July (3:25 pm) Norwood 0.5 (0) drew with South Adelaide 0.12 (0) Kensington Oval [15]
Saturday, 11 July (3:18 pm) Adelaide 0.10 (0) def. by Port Adelaide 2.10 (2) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 600) [16]

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 18 July Norwood 1.20 (1) def. by Adelaide 4.10 (4) Kensington Oval (crowd: 400) [17]
Saturday, 18 July (3:13 pm) South Adelaide 2.8 (2) drew with Port Adelaide 2.15 (2) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 3,000) [18]

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 25 July (3:25 pm) Norwood 3.11 (3) def. Port Adelaide 2.16 (2) Kensington Oval (crowd: 1,000) [19]
Saturday, 25 July Adelaide 0.5 (0) def. by South Adelaide 6.14 (6) Adelaide Oval [20]

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 1 August (3:16 pm) South Adelaide 8.11 (8) def. Norwood 4.5 (4) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [21][22]
Saturday, 1 August (3:20 pm) Port Adelaide 8.17 (8) def. Adelaide 1.8 (1) Alberton Oval (crowd: 500) [23]

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 8 August (3:10 pm) South Adelaide 5.10 (5) def. Adelaide 3.11 (3) Kensington Oval (crowd: 500) [24][25]
Bye: Port Adelaide, Norwood

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 15 August (3:29 pm) Port Adelaide 2.11 (2) def. South Adelaide 1.5 (1) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,000) [26]
Saturday, 15 August (3:28 pm) Adelaide 3.5 (3) def. by Norwood 4.6 (4) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,000) [27][28]

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 22 August (3:25 pm) Port Adelaide 1.13 (1) def. by Norwood 6.16 (6) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,000) [29][30]
Saturday, 22 August (3:20 pm) Adelaide 2.4 (2) def. by South Adelaide 11.13 (11) Kensington Oval (crowd: 300) [31]

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 29 August (3:20 pm) Adelaide 6.9 (6) def. Norwood 1.13 (1) Kensington Oval [32][33]
Saturday, 29 August (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 6.14 (6) drew with Port Adelaide 6.2 (6) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 5,000) [34][35]

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 5 September Norwood 2.11 (2) def. by South Adelaide 8.10 (8) Kensington Oval (crowd: 550) [36]
Saturday, 5 September Adelaide 2.6 (2) def. by Port Adelaide 3.13 (3) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 500) [37][38]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 12 September (3:18 pm) Adelaide 5.5 (5) def. by South Adelaide 8.7 (8) Adelaide Oval [39]
Saturday, 12 September (3:30 pm) Norwood 4.14 (4) def. Port Adelaide 2.8 (2) Kensington Oval (crowd: 800) [40]

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 18 September (3:30 pm) Adelaide 3.5 (3) def. Port Adelaide 1.14 (1) Adelaide Oval [41]

Ladder[edit]

1885 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF BF GA BA
1 South Adelaide 15 11 2 2 72 159 36 96
2 Norwood 15 7 7 1 42 162 54 161
3 Port Adelaide 15 6 8 1 49 159 41 146
4 Adelaide 15 4 11 0 38 111 70 188
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, BF = Behinds For, GA = Goals Against, BA = Behinds Against, (P) = Premiers [42]

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