Port Adelaide v South Australia (1914)

The Port Adelaide v South Australia (1914) exhibition match played between Port Adelaide and the South Australian state team was an Australian rules football match played at the Jubilee Oval on 14 October 1914.[1] The match saw one of seven South Australian Football League (SAFL) clubs in Port Adelaide take on a composite team of players from the remaining 6 clubs. Port Adelaide won the match by 58 points.[2]

Port Adelaide v South Australia
Port Adelaide Invincible, The Mail, Adelaide, Oct 1914.jpg
Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg
Port Adelaide
South Australia
14.14 (98) 5.10 (40)
1 2 3 4
PA 1.2 (8) 6.7 (43) 8.9 (57) 14.14 (98)
SA 2.3 (15) 2.7 (19) 5.10 (40) 5.10 (40)
Date14 October 1914
StadiumJubilee Oval
UmpiresC.L. Cornish
Best on GroundHarold Oliver (Port Adelaide)


Prior to the match Port Adelaide had won the 1914 SAFL Grand Final after going through the season undefeated. In addition to winning the South Australian premiership the club also defeated the Victorian Football League (VFL) premier Carlton at Adelaide Oval for the 1914 Championship of Australia.

The match was held as the key attraction for the Eight Hours Day public holiday.

Match summaryEdit

Weather conditionsEdit

A clear and sunny October day provided perfect, if slightly warm, conditions for the match.

First quarterEdit

The wind in the first quarter was in favour of South Australia.

Second quarterEdit

With the benefit of the wind in the second quarter Port Adelaide surged ahead kicking 5 goals 5 behinds to South Australia's 4 behinds.

Third quarterEdit

The third quarter featured a tussle between Sampson Hosking and Albert Klose. Horrie Pope relieved Harold Oliver of centre duties for a period.

Fourth quarterEdit

In the final quarter Port Adelaide's system and fitness overwhelmed South Australia kicking 6 goals 5 behinds to nothing.[3]

Best on ground medalEdit

The medal for the best player during the match was awarded to Harold Oliver of Port Adelaide.


Port Adelaide
Charles Anderson Jack Ashley William Boon
Albert Chaplin Angelo Congear Roy Drummond
Henry Eaton Sampson Hosking Cuthbert Lincoln
Frank Magor Alan Maynard Alex McFarlane
John Middleton Harold Oliver (c) Horrie Pope
John W. Robertson Joseph Watson Leonard Wisdom
Clifford Cocks (EMG)
South Australia
Bill Mayman (c) – Sturt Harold Dwyer – West Adelaide Frank BarrySouth Adelaide
Victor Stephens – Norwood Clarence Packham – Norwood Stanley Patten – West Torrens
Albert Klose – North Adelaide Frank GoldingSturt Frank Keen – South Adelaide
Dave Lowe – West Torrens Guy Stephens – Norwood Robert Dugan – South Adelaide
Frank Fitzgerald – West Adelaide Jack Tredrea (vc) – South Adelaide Darcy McDougallSturt
Tom Leahy – North Adelaide William Dowling – West Adelaide Jack Hanley – West Adelaide


Port Adelaide vs. South AustraliaEdit

Port Adelaide vs. South Australia
Wednesday, 14 October Port Adelaide def. South Australia Jubilee Oval
1.2 (8)
6.7 (43)
8.9 (57)
 14.14 (98)
2.3 (15)
2.7 (19)
5.10 (40)
 5.10 (40)
Chaplin 4
Watson 3
Drummond, Congear, Wisdom, McFarlane, Andersen, Ashley, Oliver 1
Goals 2 Packham
1 Barry, Stephens, Fitzgerald
  • A medal for best on ground was awarded to Harold Oliver of Port Adelaide.


  1. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Mail. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 15 October 1914. p. 4. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  2. ^ "FOOTBALL". The Mail. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 15 October 1914. p. 4. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  3. ^ "FOOTBALL". Observer. LXXI (5, 511). South Australia. 17 October 1914. p. 33. Retrieved 19 June 2018 – via National Library of Australia.