1897 SAFA season

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1897 SAFA premiership season
Port Adelaide premiership team 1897.jpg
21st SAFA season
Photo of the 1897 Port Adelaide premiership team.
Teams 6
Premiers Port Adelaide
(3rd premiership)
Matches played 51
Leading goalkicker Jimmy Tompkins
Port Adelaide (27 Goals)
1896
1898

The 1897 South Australian Football Association season was the 21st edition of the top level of Australian rules football to be played in South Australia. Port Adelaide won its 3rd premiership.

This was the first season of football in South Australia where behinds contributed to the total score, not just goals.

Ladder[edit]

1897 SAFA Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 Port Adelaide 17 14 2 1 782 294 72.68% 29
2 South Adelaide 17 13 4 0 1050 391 72.87% 26
3 Norwood 17 11 5 1 765 402 65.55% 23
4 North Adelaide 17 7 10 0 535 609 46.77% 14
5 West Torrens 17 1 3 13 1 257 1091 19.07% 7
6 West Adelaide 17 1 1 15 1 217 828 20.77% 3
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers [1]

1 The Round 19 match between West Torrens and West Adelaide was abandoned as a draw at quarter time after torrential rain flooded the ground.

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