The day we won our 18th premiership


Venue: Adelaide Oval

Umpire: T.W.Elliott            Crowd: 35,504

                           1st    2nd    3rd    Final        Pts
Norwood             4-5    7-9    9-11   16-14      110            
Port                    2-2    2-7    6-8     10-9         69

Date    5 October 1929        Win by 41 points

Best:  C Daly, W Scott, A Geary, H Heffernan, L Mutton, H Krome, E Wadham,
S Ackland, J Palmer.

Goalkickers : E Johnson 4  E Wadham 3  H Krome 2  H Heffernan 2  A Moyle   G Wait R McDougall  A Biddell  S Appelbee

Game Review:

Norwood won the league football premiership of 1929 in brilliant style from Port Adelaide. The warm conditions appeared to suit Norwood and, setting a fast pace, they maintained it throughout the game. On paper Port appeared to have the stronger team. They galloped off with a fairly strong wind behind them and Norwood supporters would have felt satisfied if their team had been only two goals behind at the change of ends. Playing a dashing game, especially on the ruck fringes Norwood surprised Port by taking the lead. Daymand who was goalsneak instead of centre half forward was closely watched and Norwood crowded well when any of the Port forwards flew for the ball. With a lead of two goals at quarter time and the benefit of the breeze, Norwood made the pace hot in the second term and they were five goals in front at half time. In the third term Port recovered and at one stage were only eight points behind. The sting was extracted from their rally when Norwood replied with a brace of goals. The red- and blues were never seriously troubled in the final term

From The Advertiser 7 Oct 1929

Our team in the 1929 grand final was

Coach: W Scott

F:  R.McDougall     E.A.Johnson   A.Moyle
HF: L.Mutton        G.Wait            A.Biddell
C:  S.Appelbee      J.Palmer         C.Daly
HB: A.Mitchell       W.Scott (c)     J.Siggins
B:  A.Geary          S.Ackland        H.Pike
Followers: E.Wadham (vc) H.Krome  H.Heffernan

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