HISTORY OF NFC - 1890 - 1899  
HISTORY OF NFC  
   
 
 

1890 - 1899

1890
Norwood finished second with 15 wins and 3 losses
Norwood finished second with 15 wins and 3 losses

Charles Woods created club goals record with 8 against Adelaide at Kensington Oval, August 9.
Alfred 'Topsy' Waldron named captain of South Australia.


1891
Won premiership number 10 with 13 wins and 3 losses.
Charles Woods set a SAFA season goal kicking record with 55 goals.

1892
Norwood finished third with 10 wins and 6 losses
Retirement of Albert 'Topsy' Waldron after 14 season, 9 as captain and 9 premierships.
Charles Woods was the leading goal kicker in the SAFA with 46 goals.


1893
Norwood finished second with 10 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws.
Anthony 'Bos' Daly set a new record with 15 goals against Adelaide at Kensington Oval, August 12.
Daly then bettered the record with 23 goals, also against Adelaide at Kensington Oval, September 9.
This record still stands, equalled by Ken Farmer (North Adelaide) in 1940.
Known for his use of the place kick, Daly registered 88 goals for the season, a new SAFA record
which stood for 37 years until Ken Farmer topped it in 1930.
Daly's 88 goals was rewarded with tankard from Sir Edwin T Smith for breaking the Australian
record for most goals in a season.
Henry 'Nug' Plunkett named captain of South Australia.


1894
The club's 11th premiership with 15 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw.
Anthony 'Bos' Daly was the leading goal kicker in the SAFA with 48 goals.
Norwood and South Adelaide drew 4-8 apiece in the Grand Final, October 6.
Norwood won the replay 4-7 to 3-5, October 13.
The Team:
Edward Atkins, Oswald Bertram, WJ Carroll, Richard Correll, John Cullen,
Anthony 'Bos' Daly, John 'Bunny' Daly (c), Joseph Darling, Peter Fitzpatrick, Alfred Grayson,
Albert 'Alby' Green, Edward Hantke, Jack Holbrook, James Metherall, James Mullaney,
James Polglase, John Slee, Percy Stuart, Neil Sullivan, James Thompson.


1895
Norwood finished second with 11 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw.
Anthony 'Bos' Daly kicked 10 goals against North Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, September 7.
Daly was SAFA Lead Goal Kicker for the third season in succession with 46 goals.

1896
Norwood finished second with 10 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws.

1897
Norwood finished third with 11 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw.
West Adelaide and West Torrens were admitted to the competition as first steps towards electorate
football which eventually came into force in 1899.


1898
Norwood finished third with 8 wins and 7 losses.
Albert 'Alby' Green won the inaugural Magarey Medal.
Green was handed his medal at S.A.F.A.'s Annual Meeting in April 1899, then promptly informed
the league of his retirement at the age of 25, partly in protest against the introduction of electorate
football.
The club formed the East Torrens Football Association which included Marryatville, Kensington,
Albion and College Park teams.


1899
Norwood finished second with 11 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw.
Electorate football took its' toll on Norwood depriving the club of several first class players including
Captain Richard Correll, Magarey Medallist Alby Green, Bunny Daly, Bos Daly, among others.
On June 3 at Jubilee Oval, Norwood defeated North Adelaide 7-9 to 7-8, but as there was confusion
over the length of the game, S.A.F.A. declared the match was drawn.
Norwood lost the Grand Final to South Adelaide, 2-2 to 5-12.

 
 
 
 
 
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