SANFL Grand Final Season 2018

SANFL Grand Final Season 2018

North Adelaide Wins First Premiership Since 1991

Victor P Taffa

North Adelaide has won its first Premiership in 27 years and defeated Norwood by a margin of 19 Points.

 

In front of 40,355 people at Adelaide Oval North Adelaide gave their long-suffering supporters something to celebrate. Every time that Norwood kicked a goal, North Adelaide replied to keep Norwood at bay.

North Adelaide led by 5 Points at Quarter Time, 5 Points at Half Time, 5 Points at Three Quarter Time before winning by 19 Points in the Final Term.

Two times Magarey Medallist Mitch Grigg booted 6 goals for Norwood and is the first player to win the Jack Oatey Medal for Best on Ground in a losing side.

North Adelaide were last placed in season 2017 and scrapped into the Top 5 to claim successive victories against South Adelaide, Sturt and Eagles before defeating Norwood in the Grand Final.

Coming from last to first, North Adelaide are the first team to do this since 1964.

Surely this is a lesson for the Melbourne Demons AFL Team to take note of.

 

Sunday 23 September 2018

SANFL Grand Final 2018

Norwood v North Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, 3.30 pm CST

 

Quarter By Quarter Scores

Norwood

Q1.      3.7 (25)

Q2.      7.11 (53)

Q3.      12.14 (86)

Q4.      15.15 (105)

North Adelaide

Q1.      5.0 (30)

Q2.      9.4 (58)

Q3.      14.7 (91)

Q4.      19.10 (124)

Goals

Norwood

M Grigg 6, S Phillips 2, A Wilson 2, P Bampton, B Dawe, M Fuller, C Shenton, E Smart

North Adelaide

A Barns 4, M Harvey 3, S McInerney 3, B Woodcock 3, L Hender 2, K Ramsey, J Sweet, C Wilkie, R Young

Official Crowd: 40,355 at Adelaide Oval

 

Goals worth 6 Points

Behinds worth 1 Point

 

SANFL Season 2018 Final Standings

Pos.     Team                          Played        Wins               Losses Draws         Points

1          Norwood                    18                    14                    4          0                     28

2          Eagles                         18                    12                    5          1                      25

3          Sturt                             18                    12                    6          0                    24

4          South Adelaide          18                   11                    7          0                    22

5          North Adelaide          18                   11                    7          0                    22

6          Glenelg                             18                      9                      9          0                      18

7          West Adelaide                18                       8                      10        0                     16

8          Central District             18                       7                      11        0                      14

9          Port Adelaide               18                       4                      13        1                       9

10        Adelaide                       18                       1                      17        0                       2

Wins worth 2 Points

Draws worth 1 Point

 

Current Clubs                  Club Nicknames

Adelaide                                  Crows

Central District                       Bulldogs

Glenelg                                     Tigers

North Adelaide                       Roosters

Norwood                                 Redlegs

Port Adelaide                         Magpies

South Adelaide                       Panthers

Sturt                                        Double Blues

West Adelaide                        The Bloods

Woodville-West Torrens        Eagles

 

Abbreviations:

SANFL           South Australian National Football League

CST                 Central Standard Time