1904 SAFA Grand Final

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1904 SAFA Grand Final
1904 SAFL Grand Final, Adelaide Critic.jpg

Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg
Port Adelaide
9.8 (62) 8.10 (58)
1 2 3 4
NOR 1.2 (8) 2.4 (16) 3.5 (23) 9.8 (62)
PTA 4.2 (26) 5.6 (36) 8.10 (58) 8.10 (58)
Date Saturday, 17 September (2:10 pm)
Stadium Jubilee Oval
Attendance 15,000
← 1903 1905 →

The 1904 SAFA Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Norwood Football Club and the Port Adelaide Football Club, held at the Jubilee Oval in Adelaide on the 17 September 1904. It was the 9th annual Grand Final of the South Australian Football Association, staged to determine the premiers for the 1904 SAFA season. The match, attended by 15,000 spectators, was won by Norwood by a margin of 4 points, marking the clubs thirteenth premiership victory.[1]

Jubilee Oval[edit]

The 1904 SAFA Grand Final was the only instance of a South Australian state league grand final being held at Jubilee Oval. Jubilee Oval at the time was the host grounds of the Royal Adelaide Show.

Match Summary[edit]

The 1904 Grand Final was a memorable one for Norwood who were down by 35 points at three-quarter time against traditional rival Port Adelaide. Norwood then produced an extraordinary burst of football with a goal by centre half forward Dean Dawson followed by two goals each from full forward, Bill Miller and half forward flanker, Stan Robinson. Norwood was only two points down with a minute remaining. Tommy Gibbons held a mark on a seemingly impossible angle. His kick sailed through the goal posts to give Norwood a four-point victory 9.8 to 8.10.


John Bahr Leslie Cowan Dean Dawson
Tommy Gibbons James Gosse Norman Gryst
Charles Gwynne Lionel Hill Roy Hill
Harold Miller Jack Morrison Phil Newland (c)
Stanley Robinson Ernest Smith Richard Townsend
George Webb
Coach: Phil Newland
Port Adelaide
Harold Ashby Lewis Corston W Davis
Dempster Joseph Earle John Fletcher
Archibald Gosling Matthew Healy Richard James
Jack Mack George Moore H Phillps
John Quinn Edward Strawns Henry Selby
James Tompkins Percy Whicker
Coach: Jack McGargill


  1. ^ "Australian Football - SANFL Season 1904". australianfootball.com. Retrieved 2015-03-07.