1888 SAFA season

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1888 SAFA premiership season
Norwood1888.jpg
12th SAFA season
Pictured above is the 1888 Norwood Championship of Australia team.
Teams 7
Premiers Norwood
(8th premiership)
Matches played 57
Highest attendance 9,000 (Round 9, Norwood vs. Port Adelaide)
Leading goalkicker Charles Woods
Norwood (29 goals)
1887
1889

The 1888 South Australian Football Association season was the 12th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia. The Norwood Football Club won their 8th premiership by winning 1 premiership point, or a half a win, more than Port Adelaide.

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 5 May (3:15 pm) Adelaide 7.5 (7) def. South Adelaide 5.3 (5) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [1][2]
Saturday, 5 May Norwood 8.11 (8) def. North Adelaide 2.2 (2) Kensington Oval (crowd: 300) [3]

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 12 May (3:00 pm) Norwood 1.0 (1) drew with South Adelaide 1.2 (1) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [5][6]
Saturday, 12 May Port Adelaide 3.8 (3) def. Medindie 0.3 (0) Alberton Oval (crowd: 150) [7][8]
Saturday, 12 May (3:30 pm) Adelaide 4.5 (4) def. North Adelaide 0.3 (0) Kensington Oval (crowd: 150) [9][10]
Bye: Gawler

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 19 May (3:10 pm) Adelaide 5.7 (5) def. Port Adelaide 4.7 (4) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 3,000) [12]
Saturday, 19 May (3:27 pm) South Adelaide 5.10 (5) def. North Adelaide 2.2 (2) Kensington Oval (crowd: 300) [13]

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 26 May South Adelaide 6.4 (6) def. by Port Adelaide 7.9 (7) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 3,000) [14]
Saturday, 26 May Gawler 1.2 (1) def. by Adelaide 7.9 (7) Gawler (crowd: 350) [15]
Saturday, 26 May North Adelaide 5.14 (5) def. Medindie 0.4 (0) Kensington Oval (crowd: 100) [16]
Bye: Norwood

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 2 June (3:11 pm) Norwood 9.10 (9) def. Adelaide 3.7 (3) Kensington Oval (crowd: 4,000) [17]
Saturday, 2 June (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 9.31 (9) def. Medindie 1.3 (1) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 300) [18]
Saturday, 2 June (3:25 pm) Port Adelaide 7.17 (7) def. North Adelaide 1.3 (1) Alberton Oval (crowd: 300) [19]
Bye: Norwood

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 9 June (3:08 pm) Norwood 10.10 (10) def. South Adelaide 5.4 (5) Kensington Oval (crowd: 2,000) [20]
Saturday, 9 June (3:10 pm) Adelaide 4.8 (4) def. by North Adelaide 5.3 (5) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,000) [21][22]
Saturday, 9 June (Time pm) Gawler 4.5 (4) def. Medindie 1.3 (1) Gawler (crowd: 200) [23]
Bye: Port Adelaide

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 16 June (Time pm) Port Adelaide 8.11 (8) def. South Adelaide 1.3 (1) Alberton Oval (crowd: 2,000) [24][25]
Saturday, 16 June (3:11 pm) Norwood 12.8 (12) def. North Adelaide 1.1 (1) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 3,000) [26][27]
Saturday, 16 June (Time pm) Adelaide 10.12 (10) def. Medindie 3.2 (3) Kensington Oval (crowd: 150) [28]

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Wednesday, 20 June (3:00 pm) Norwood 2.7 (2) drew with Port Adelaide 2.5 (2) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 9,000) [29]
Wednesday, 20 June (Time pm) North Adelaide 1.4 (1) def. Medindie 0.6 (0) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 100) [30]
Wednesday, 20 June (Time pm) Gawler 1.8 (1) def. by South Adelaide 4.9 (4) Gawler (crowd: 450) [31]

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 23 June (Time pm) Adelaide 4.7 (4) def. South Adelaide 3.9 (3) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [32]
Saturday, 23 June (3:15 pm) Port Adelaide 12.12 (12) def. Medindie 1.1 (1) Alberton Oval [33]
Saturday, 23 June (Time pm) Gawler 2.5 (2) def. by Norwood 8.8 (8) Gawler (crowd: 350) [34]

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 30 June (Time pm) Adelaide 5.8 (5) def. by Norwood 10.15 (10) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 4,500) [35]
Saturday, 30 June (3:20 pm) South Adelaide 12.5 (12) def. Medindie 1.1 (1) Kensington Oval (crowd: Attendance) [36]
Saturday, 30 June (Time pm) Port Adelaide 7.23 (7) def. Gawler 0.1 (0) Alberton Oval (crowd: 450) [37]

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 21 July Port Adelaide 11.9 (11) def. Adelaide 1.2 (1) Alberton Oval (crowd: 500) [38]
Saturday, 21 July South Adelaide 2.5 (2) def. North Adelaide 1.2 (1) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,000) [39]
Saturday, 21 July Norwood 1.12 (1) def. Medindie 0.4 (0) Kensington Oval [40]

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 28 July Norwood 11.21 (11) def. Port Adelaide 3.6 (3) Kensington Oval (crowd: 7,000) [41]
Saturday, 28 July (3:15 pm) Adelaide 10.18 (10) def. Medindie 0.4 (0) Adelaide Oval [42]
Saturday, 28 July (3:35 pm) Gawler 2.7 (2) def. by North Adelaide 4.5 (4) Gawler (crowd: 250) [43]
  • The Round 13 match between Norwood and Port Adelaide effectively functioned as a premiership decider.

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 4 August (3:15 pm) South Adelaide 5.11 (5) def. Adelaide 4.5 (4) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [44]
Saturday, 4 August (Time pm) Norwood 6.6 (6) def. North Adelaide 3.4 (3) Kensington Oval (crowd: 200) [45]
Saturday, 4 August (Time pm) Port Adelaide 14.12 (14) def. Medindie 0.1 (0) Alberton Oval (crowd: 400) [46]

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 25 August Norwood 11.21 (11) def. Medindie 1.1 (1) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 800) [47]
Saturday, 25 August Adelaide 12.8 (12) def. North Adelaide 4.3 (4) Kensington Oval [48]
Saturday, 25 August (3:30 pm) Gawler 2.5 (2) def. by South Adelaide 7.12 (7) Gawler [49]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 1 September (Time pm) Norwood 5.14 (5) def. Adelaide 1.5 (1) Adelaide Oval [50]
Saturday, 1 September (3:30 pm) Port Adelaide 9.7 (9) def. North Adelaide 3.2 (3) Alberton Oval [51]
Saturday, 1 September (Time pm) South Adelaide 9.9 (9) def. North Adelaide 4.0 (4) Kensington Oval [52]

Ladder[edit]

1888 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF BF GA BA Pts
1 Norwood 17 14 1 2 127 205 88 82 30
2 Port Adelaide 17 14 2 1 129 187 46 96 29
3 Adelaide 17 10 7 0 103 147 75 119 20
4 South Adelaide 17 9 7 1 87 165 72 97 19
5 North Adelaide 17 5 12 0 37 66 100 43 10
6 Gawler 12 2 10 0 20 52 65 123 4
7 Medindie 17 1 16 0 20 43 127 206 2
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, BF = Behinds For, GA = Goals Against, BA = Behinds Against, (P) = Premiers [53]

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