1931 WANFL season

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1931 WAFL season
Teams 7
Premiers East Fremantle
(16th premiership)
Minor premiers East Fremantle
(18th minor premiership)
Matches played 67
Bernie Naylor Medallist Doug Oliphant (Perth)
Sandover Medallist Lin Richards (East Fremantle)
1930 (WAFL)
1932

The 1931 WANFL season was the 47th season of the Western Australian National Football League and the first under that moniker, having been called the West Australian Football League (WAFL) until 1930.

The season saw East Fremantle win its fourth consecutive premiership for the second time, having already done so between 1908 and 1911, it also saw a major revival by East Perth, who had fallen to a clear last in 1929. The Great Depression and consequent search for work saw the beginning of the first major drain of Western Australian players to powerful VFL clubs,[1] with the loss of George Moloney to Geelong, Ron Cooper to Carlton and Keith Hough to South Melbourne,[2] where Hough never played a single match due to the WANFL's refusal to grant the VFL Swans a clearance.[3]

Subiaco, a power since 1924, lost star rover Johnny Leonard to country Victoria but, despite four consecutive losses mid-season, won eight straight to reach the Second-Semi and Grand Finals only to face a much larger player drain than seen so far in the WANFL.[4]

Home-and-away Season[edit]

Round 1 (Labour Day)[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 2 May (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 11.14 (80) def. by Subiaco 15.11 (101) Fremantle Oval [5]
Saturday, 2 May (2:45 pm) East Perth 17.17 (119) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 8.10 (58) Perth Oval [6]
Monday, 4 May (2:45 pm) West Perth 14.12 (96) def. South Fremantle 7.10 (52) Leederville Oval [7]
Bye: Perth

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 9 May (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 5.10 (40) def. by Perth 11.12 (78) Claremont Oval [8]
Saturday, 9 May (2:45 pm) Subiaco 8.8 (56) def. by South Fremantle 8.16 (64) Subiaco Oval [9]
Saturday, 9 May (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 12.19 (91) def. West Perth 9.4 (58) Fremantle Oval [10]
Bye: East Perth

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 16 May (2:45 pm) Subiaco 9.14 (68) def. Perth 4.9 (33) Subiaco Oval [11]
Saturday, 16 May (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 15.18 (108) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 10.10 (70) Fremantle Oval [12]
Saturday, 16 May (2:45 pm) West Perth 14.11 (95) def. East Perth 11.11 (77) Leederville Oval [13]
Bye: East Fremantle

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 23 May (2:45 pm) Perth 12.20 (92) def. West Perth 7.12 (54) WACA [14]
Saturday, 23 May (2:45 pm) East Perth 8.5 (53) def. by Subiaco 7.14 (56) Perth Oval [15]
Saturday, 23 May (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 8.10 (58) def. by East Fremantle 12.10 (82) Claremont Oval [16]
Bye: South Fremantle

Bill Faul takes a decisive mark of a long shot to win a thrilling match and leave Subiaco as the early pacesetter.

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 30 May (2:45 pm) West Perth 12.18 (90) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 7.8 (50) Leederville Oval [17]
Saturday, 30 May (2:45 pm) Perth 11.7 (73) def. by East Fremantle 17.20 (122) WACA [18]
Saturday, 30 May (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 18.15 (123) def. East Perth 6.13 (49) Fremantle Oval [19]
Bye: Subiaco

South Fremantle show they will challenge for the premiership with a fine display led by a dominant centreline where R. Doig is outstanding.

Round 6 (Foundation Day)[edit]

Round 6
Monday, 1 June (2:45 pm) Subiaco 11.8 (74) def. by West Perth 12.10 (82) Subiaco Oval [20]
Monday, 1 June (2:45 pm) East Perth 13.7 (85) def. Perth 10.10 (70) Perth Oval [21]
Monday, 1 June (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 5.8 (38) def. by East Fremantle 4.28 (52) Fremantle Oval [22]
Bye: Claremont-Cottesloe

East Fremantle gave one of the worst displays of goalkicking in WA(N)FL history,[23] kicking 4.28 (52) in fine[24] conditions, but still take top position from their derby rivals.

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 6 June (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 9.18 (72) def. East Perth 4.7 (31) Fremantle Oval [25]
Saturday, 6 June (2:45 pm) Perth 9.15 (69) def. by South Fremantle 10.12 (72) WACA [26]
Saturday, 6 June (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 10.11 (71) def. by Subiaco 19.13 (127) Claremont Oval [27]
Bye: West Perth

Despite some of the most brilliant marking seen in WA(N)FL football by centre half-back Lawn, East Perth, unable to use the wind in the second quarter, lose the advantage in the last.

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 13 June (2:45 pm) Subiaco 10.14 (74) def. by East Fremantle 14.11 (95) Subiaco Oval [28]
Saturday, 13 June (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 16.8 (104) def. East Perth 13.9 (87) Claremont Oval [29]
Saturday, 13 June (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 13.19 (97) def. West Perth 11.12 (78) Fremantle Oval [30]
Bye: Perth

With captain-coach Gepp kicking ten goals, Claremont-Cottesloe recorded its first win of the season.

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 20 June (2:45 pm) Perth 12.18 (90) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 13.9 (87) WACA [31]
Saturday, 20 June (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 12.16 (88) def. Subiaco 9.17 (71) Fremantle Oval [32]
Saturday, 20 June (2:45 pm) East Perth 11.7 (73) def. West Perth 9.12 (66) Perth Oval [33]
Bye: East Fremantle

With Doug Oliphant kicking eight goals, Perth come back in the last quarter to record a thrilling win.

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 27 June (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 8.10 (58) def. South Fremantle 6.10 (46) Claremont Oval [34]
Saturday, 27 June (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 9.25 (79) def. West Perth 6.11 (47) Fremantle Oval [35]
Saturday, 27 June (2:45 pm) Perth 8.19 (67) def. Subiaco 6.11 (47) WACA [36]
Bye: East Perth

On a day of heavy rain after a cold and dry June,[24] Claremont-Cottesloe surprise South Fremantle to leave the three-time premiers three games clear on top, whilst Perth displace West Perth from the four and leave Subiaco's place in jeopardy after three straight defeats.

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 4 July (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 11.16 (82) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 5.19 (49) Fremantle Oval [37]
Saturday, 4 July (2:45 pm) West Perth 11.11 (77) def. Perth 11.9 (75) Leederville Oval [38]
Saturday, 4 July (2:45 pm) Subiaco 9.12 (66) def. by East Perth 9.14 (68) Subiaco Oval [39]
Bye: South Fremantle

A five-goal third quarter sees East Perth – seemingly out of touch at half-time – take a narrow lead from the Maroons and hold on in a goalless final quarter, with the result leaving Subiaco ahead of only Claremont-Cottesloe.

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 11 July (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 9.20 (74) def. Perth 6.10 (46) Fremantle Oval [40]
Saturday, 11 July (2:45 pm) East Perth 12.12 (84) def. South Fremantle 8.11 (59) Perth Oval [41]
Saturday, 11 July (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 9.11 (65) def. West Perth 8.9 (57) Claremont Oval [42]
Bye: Subiaco

Claremont-Cottesloe's third and last win is marred by a severe injury to captain-coach Gepp – who continues to direct the team when being carried off.[2]

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 18 July (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 8.13 (61) def. by East Fremantle 9.17 (71) Fremantle Oval [43]
Saturday, 18 July (2:45 pm) West Perth 9.8 (62) def. by Subiaco 16.22 (118) Leederville Oval [44]
Saturday, 18 July (2:45 pm) Perth 9.9 (63) def. by East Perth 13.13 (91) WACA [45]
Bye: Claremont-Cottesloe

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 25 July (2:45 pm) East Perth 11.8 (74) def. East Fremantle 5.11 (41) Perth Oval [46]
Saturday, 25 July (2:45 pm) Subiaco 12.9 (81) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 7.8 (50) Subiaco Oval [47]
Saturday, 25 July (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 15.10 (100) def. Perth 11.12 (78) Fremantle Oval [48]
Bye: West Perth

In a fierce match with numerous brawls on a wet afternoon,[49] East Perth end Old Easts’ run of ten victories with a superb display of skill, led by Cronin who controlled the centre and a fine defence.

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 1 August (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 9.25 (79) def. West Perth 11.7 (73) Fremantle Oval [50]
Saturday, 1 August (2:45 pm) Subiaco 13.10 (88) def. East Fremantle 10.14 (74) Subiaco Oval [51]
Saturday, 1 August (2:45 pm) East Perth 16.8 (104) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 13.18 (96) Perth Oval [52]
Bye: Perth

South Fremantle defeated West Perth despite kicking two goals fewer than its opponent, the first time this had occurred in a senior game since 1920.[53]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 8 August (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 6.14 (50) def. by Subiaco 8.19 (67) Fremantle Oval [54]
Saturday, 8 August (2:45 pm) West Perth 13.10 (88) def. by East Fremantle 15.19 (109) Leederville Oval [55]
Saturday, 8 August (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 11.11 (77) def. by Perth 15.10 (100) Claremont Oval [56]
Bye: East Perth

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 15 August (2:45 pm) Subiaco 13.13 (91) def. Perth 8.10 (58) Subiaco Oval [57]
Saturday, 15 August (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 10.22 (82) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 9.11 (65) Fremantle Oval [58]
Saturday, 15 August (2:45 pm) West Perth 10.12 (72) def. by East Perth 12.23 (95) Leederville Oval [59]
Bye: East Fremantle

The top four was clearly decided with four rounds to play as a result of West Perth's loss.

Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Saturday, 22 August (2:45 pm) Subiaco 13.11 (89) def. East Perth 13.9 (87) Subiaco Oval [60]
Saturday, 22 August (2:45 pm) Perth 14.22 (106) def. West Perth 12.8 (80) WACA (crowd: 300) [61]
Saturday, 22 August (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 23.14 (152) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 15.15 (105) Fremantle Oval [62]
Bye: South Fremantle

Roy McGlinn kicks ten goals for Old Easts, whilst a high-class thriller between the Maroons and Royals ultimately gives Subiaco the "double chance" in the new Page System of finals.

Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Saturday, 29 August (2:45 pm) East Perth 14.8 (92) def. South Fremantle 9.7 (61) Perth Oval [63]
Saturday, 29 August (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 21.12 (138) def. Perth 7.8 (50) Fremantle Oval [64]
Saturday, 29 August (2:45 pm) West Perth 16.11 (107) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 7.13 (55) Leederville Oval [65]
Bye: Subiaco

Ted Tyson, later to become the second most prolific goalkicker in WANFL history, kicks nine goals for the Cardinals, leaving him level with Oliphant as leading goalkicker (though having played an extra game).

Round 20[edit]

Round 20
Saturday, 5 September (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 19.14 (128) def. South Fremantle 10.9 (69) Fremantle Oval [66]
Saturday, 5 September (2:45 pm) West Perth 10.6 (66) def. by Subiaco 13.16 (94) Leederville Oval [67]
Saturday, 5 September (2:45 pm) Perth 11.12 (78) def. by East Perth 12.14 (86) WACA [68]
Bye: Claremont-Cottesloe

Round 21[edit]

Round 21
Saturday, 12 September (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 9.4 (58) def. by Subiaco 13.16 (94) Claremont Oval [69]
Saturday, 12 September (2:45 pm) East Perth 3.12 (30) def. by East Fremantle 17.8 (110) Perth Oval [70]
Saturday, 12 September (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 9.17 (71) def. Perth 8.8 (56) Fremantle Oval [71]
Bye: West Perth

East Fremantle kicked 9.1 (55) with the breeze in the third quarter after East Perth had kicked 0.6 (6) with it in the second.

Ladder[edit]

1931 WANFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 East Fremantle (P) 18 15 3 0 1652 1140 144.91% 60
2 Subiaco 18 12 6 0 1462 1206 121.23% 48
3 East Perth 18 11 7 0 1385 1379 100.44% 44
4 South Fremantle 18 10 8 0 1320 1313 100.53% 40
5 West Perth 18 6 12 0 1348 1481 91.02% 24
6 Perth 18 6 12 0 1282 1460 87.81% 24
7 Claremont-Cottesloe 18 3 15 0 1216 1686 72.12% 12
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Finals[edit]

Starting from this season, the league adopted the Page–McIntyre system of finals, in the same year as was done in the VFL, it eliminated the need for a challenge final and the uncertainty about the number of finals matches to be played, involving a fixed four finals matches exclusive of draws. This year, the first semi-final was drawn and this ensured the latest ever finish to a season, which reached as late as mid-October.

First Semi Final[edit]

First Semi Final
Saturday, 19 September (2:45 pm) East Perth 10.19 (79) drew with South Fremantle 12.7 (79) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 8,694)

East Perth waste numerous chances in a dour second half, kicking 3.13 (31) to 3.5 (23)[72]

First Semi-Final replay[edit]

First Semi Final Replay
Saturday, 26 September (2:45 pm) East Perth 9.18 (72) def. South Fremantle 10.10 (70) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 10,958)

East Perth, in a remarkably similar game to the draw, played excellent football in the second quarter but this time just held off South Fremantle.[73]

Second Semi Final[edit]

Second Semi Final
Saturday, 3 October (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 12.11 (83) def. Subiaco 7.13 (55) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 11,538) [74]

East Fremantle's direct game ensures it stays ahead of a disappointing Subiaco, despite the Maroons having won their previous eight matches and Old Easts having only seventeen men on the field in the second half.

Preliminary Final[edit]

Preliminary Final
Saturday, 10 October (2:45 pm) Subiaco 7.14 (56) def. East Perth 7.13 (55) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 8,115)

East Perth just failed to make up a 23-point deficit with a strong southerly wind.[75]

Grand Final[edit]

1931 WANFL Grand Final
Saturday, 17 October East Fremantle def. Subiaco Subiaco Oval (crowd: 10,859) [76]
1.4 (10)
5.9 (39)
6.13 (49)
 9.13 (67)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.1 (19)
3.5 (23)
5.7 (37)
 7.7 (49)
Umpires: Frank O‘Connor
Kingbury 4, Glass 2, W. James, Taylor, Bee Goals Pengel 2, Mackay, F. Brophy, Ballantyne, Diggins, Stewart Daily
W. James, Richards, Jarvis, Munro, Glass, McGlinn, Dolan Best Faul, Fitch, Bowe, Lou Daily, Calcutt, Diggins
Butcher (leg cramp) Injuries Lou Daily (leg cramp)

Subiaco's weakness in attack on a perfect day for football ensures it cannot threaten Old Easts’ hold on the WA(N)FL premiership. [77]

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