1921 SAFL season

The 1921 South Australian Football League season was the 42nd season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

1921 SAFL premiership season
Port Adelaide 1921.jpg
41st SAFL season
Teams8
PremiersPort Adelaide
(9th premiership)
Minor premiersPort Adelaide
(13th minor premiership)
Matches played61
Highest attendance34,000 (Grand Final, Port Adelaide vs Norwood)
Leading goalkickerRoy Bent
Norwood (42 goals)
Magarey MedallistJohn Karney
West Torrens (5 votes)
Charlie Adams
Port Adelaide (5 votes)
Dan Moriarty
South Adelaide (5 votes)
Wat Scott
Norwood (5 votes)
← 1920
1922 →

The competition expanded from seven to eight teams with Glenelg being admitted to the seniors after one year in the B Grade (Reserves). [1]

The season opened on Saturday 7 May with the opening fixture between West Adelaide and Glenelg, and concluded on Saturday 8 October with the Grand Final, in which Minor Premiers Port Adelaide went on to record its 9th premiership, defeating Norwood by 8 points.

South Adelaide, Sturt also made the top (final) four teams and participated in the finals series. North Adelaide, West Torrens, West Adelaide, Glenelg all missed the top four. Glenelg finished winless (as they also did in next three seasons 1922-1924) to "win" the wooden spoon in its first season.[2]

LadderEdit

1921 Ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Port Adelaide (P) 14 12 2 0 1257 691 64.53 24
2 South Adelaide 14 9 5 0 1040 879 54.19 18
3 Norwood 14 9 5 0 976 898 52.08 18
4 Sturt 14 8 6 0 926 838 52.49 16
5 North Adelaide 14 7 6 1 849 840 50.27 15
6 West Torrens 14 7 7 0 977 920 51.50 14
7 West Adelaide 14 3 10 1 781 936 45.49 7
8 Glenelg 14 0 14 0 603 1407 30.00 0
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

1921 SAFL FinalsEdit

Week 4 (1921 SAFL Grand Final)Edit

1921 SAFL Grand Final
Saturday, 8 October Port Adelaide def. Norwood Adelaide Oval (crowd: 34,000) [3]
3.1 (19)
4.3 (27)
4.6 (30)
 4.8 (32)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
0.4 (4)
1.5 (11)
2.6 (18)
 3.6 (24)
Best on Ground: Bampton
Keal 2
Dewar, Congear 1
Goals 3 Bent
Bampton, Oliver, Beck, Congear, Dayman, Keal, Hosking, Adams, Slade Best Dobson, Johns, Bryant, White, Toovey, Stephens, Schumacher, Scott, Grantley

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/214718670
  2. ^ http://www.sanfl.com.au/clubs/glenelg/
  3. ^ "LEAGUE PREMIERSHIP". The Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 15 October 1921. p. 18. Retrieved 28 December 2014.