1889 SAFA season

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1889 SAFA premiership season
Teams 6
Premiers Norwood
(9th premiership)
Minor premiers Norwood
Port Adelaide
(1st minor premiership)
Matches played 48
Highest attendance 11,000 (Grand Final, Norwood v. Port Adelaide)
Leading goalkicker Charlie Fry
Port Adelaide (32 goals)
1888
1890

The 1889 South Australian Football Association season was the 13th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

The season ended with Norwood and Port Adelaide tied on premiership points. Subsequently, the first ever dedicated championship deciding match for a major Australian rules football competition was held with Norwood winning to be the 1889 SAFA premiers.

Minor Round[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 4 May (3:10 pm) Adelaide 3.8 (3) def. South Adelaide 2.9 (2) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,500) [1]
Saturday, 4 May (3:20 pm) Norwood 14.11 (14) def. Gawler 0.0 (0) Kensington Oval [2]
Saturday, 4 May (3:20 pm) Port Adelaide 9.16 (9) def. Medindie 0.1 (0) Alberton Oval [3]

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 11 May (Time pm) Norwood 7.5 (7) def. Port Adelaide 2.7 (2) Kensington Oval (crowd: 4,000) [4]
Saturday, 11 May (Time pm) Adelaide 6.10 (6) def. Medindie 1.5 (1) Adelaide Oval [5]
Saturday, 11 May (Time pm) Gawler 1.9 (1) def. by South Adelaide 7.9 (7) Gawler Oval [6]

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 18 May (Time pm) Norwood 7.12 (7) def. South Adelaide 2.1 (2) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 4,000) [7]
Saturday, 18 May (Time pm) Port Adelaide 5.10 (5) def. Adelaide 2.1 (2) Alberton Oval [8]
Bye: Gawler, Medindie

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 25 May (Time pm) Adelaide 9.9 (9) def. Gawler 1.4 (1) Adelaide Oval [9]
Saturday, 25 May (3.25 pm) Port Adelaide 8.3 (8) def. South Adelaide 0.2 (0) Alberton Oval (crowd: 800) [10]
Saturday, 25 May (Time pm) Norwood 5.13 (5) def. Medindie 0.1 (0) Kensington Oval [11]
  • The Norwood vs. Medindie game was shortened due to a late start.

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 8 June (3:18 pm) Adelaide 3.6 (3) def. South Adelaide 1.8 (1) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 3,500) [12]
Bye: Port Adelaide, Norwood, Gawler, Medindie
  • Port Adelaide were on an interstate trip to Victoria.

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 15 June (3:10 pm) Norwood 6.13 (6) def. Adelaide 0.2 (0) Kensington Oval (crowd: 3,500) [13]
Saturday, 15 June (Time pm) South Adelaide 6.12 (6) def. Medindie 0.2 (0) Adelaide Oval [14]
Bye: Port Adelaide, Gawler

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 22 June (3:20 pm) Medindie 1.5 (1) def. by Port Adelaide 7.6 (7) Adelaide Oval [15]
Saturday, 22 June (3:28 pm) Norwood 3.4 (3) def. South Adelaide 0.5 (0) Kensington Oval (crowd: 2,000) [16]
 

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 31 June (3:17 pm) South Adelaide 1.7 (1) def. by Port Adelaide 6.9 (6) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 3,000) [17]
Saturday, 31 June (Time pm) Norwood 3.12 (3) def. Medindie 0.0 (0) Kensington Oval [18]

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 20 July (Time pm) South Adelaide 3.4 (3) def. by Port Adelaide 4.9 (4) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 1,500) [19]
Saturday, 20 July (3:13 pm) Norwood 3.6 (3) def. by Adelaide 6.7 (6) Kensington Oval (crowd: 600) [20]

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 27 July (3:15 pm) Port Adelaide 3.5 (3) def. Norwood 2.6 (2) Alberton Oval (crowd: 6,500) [21][22]
Saturday, 27 July (Time pm) South Adelaide 8.9 (8) def. Gawler 0.4 (0) Kensington Oval (crowd: 250) [23][24]
Saturday, 27 July (Time pm) Adelaide 3.12 (3) def. Medindie 1.1 (1) Adelaide Oval [25]
  • The crowd at the Port Adelaide vs. Norwood game of around 6,500 was the then-record for Alberton Oval.

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 3 August (3:15 pm) Adelaide 5.7 (5) def. South Adelaide 2.12 (2) Kensington Oval (crowd: 2,500) [26]
Saturday, 3 August (Time pm) Medindie 2.7 (2) def. by Norwood 10.10 (10) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 300) [27]
Saturday, 3 August (3:20 pm) Port Adelaide 15.17 (15) def. Gawler 0.2 (0) Alberton Oval (crowd: 300) [28]
  • Charlie Fry kicked 9 goals in Port Adelaide's win over Gawler.

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 10 August (3:10 pm) Adelaide 2.4 (2) def. by Port Adelaide 9.18 (9) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 4,000) [29]
Saturday, 10 August (3:30 pm) Gawler 2.9 (2) def. by Norwood 5.11 Gawler Oval (crowd: 400) [30]

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 17 August (3:20 pm) South Adelaide 1.5 (1) def. by Norwood 7.17 (7) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 800) [31]
Saturday, 17 August (Time pm) Port Adelaide 12.12 (12) def. Medindie 1.1 (1) Alberton Oval (crowd: 200) [32]

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 24 August (3:10 pm) Norwood 3.7 (3) drew with Port Adelaide 3.8 (3) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 8,000) [33]
Saturday, 24 August (Time pm) Adelaide 5.6 (5) def. Medindie 3.5 (3) Kensington [34]

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 31 August (Time pm) Adelaide 2.5 (2) def. by Port Adelaide 7.13 (7) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [35]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 2 September (10:35 pm) Medindie 2.1 (2) def. by Gawler 4.6 (4) Adelaide Oval [36]
Saturday, 2 September (3:22 pm) South Adelaide 6.23 (6) def. Adelaide 5.3 (5) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 4,000) [37]

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 7 September (Time pm) South Adelaide 3.3 (3) def. by Port Adelaide 9.10 (9) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 3,000) [38]
Saturday, 7 September (Time pm) Gawler 5.14 (5) def. Adelaide 2.5 (2) Gawler Oval (crowd: 400) [39]

Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Saturday, 14 September (Time pm) Adelaide 1.3 (1) def. by Norwood 9.5 (9) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 3,000) [40]
Saturday, 14 September (Time pm) South Adelaide 5.12 (5) vs. Medindie 2.2 (2) Kensington Oval (crowd: 50) [41]

Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Saturday, 21 September (Time pm) Adelaide 0.1 (0) def. by Port Adelaide 13.13 (13) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [42]
Saturday, 21 September (Time pm) Medindie 3.12 (3) def. by Gawler 4.10 (4) Kensington Oval [43]

Round 20[edit]

Round 20
Saturday, 28 September (3:30 pm) South Adelaide 2.4 (2) def. by Norwood 6.11 (6) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,000) [44]

Ladder[edit]

1889 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D GF BF GA BA Pts
1 Norwood (P) 17 14 2 1 102 165 30 75 29
1 Port Adelaide 17 14 2 1 127 177 33 63 29
3 Adelaide 17 8 9 0 57 95 78 161 16
4 Gawler 11 4 7 0 21 65 76 104 8
5 South Adelaide 17 6 11 0 54 132 71 120 12
6 Medindie 15 0 15 0 19 56 90 158 0
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, BF = Behinds For, GA = Goals Against, BA = Behinds Against, (P) = Premiers [45]

Grand final[edit]

1889 SAFA Premiership Football Match[edit]

Grand Final
Saturday, 5 October (3:00 pm) Norwood def. Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval (crowd: 11,000) [46][47]
3.1 (3)
4.1 (4)
5.3 (5)
 7.3 (7)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.1 (3)
3.3 (3)
4.7 (4)
 5.9 (5)
McGaffin, Rawson, Dixon, Daly, J. Woods, Shaw, Roberts, O. Bertram Best Hamilton, Kempster, Kwers, Gardiner, Tomlin, J. McKenzie, Phillips, Hills, Fry

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