1926 Premiership

Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
STURT 3.2-20 4.5-29 7.7-49 9.10-64
North Adelaide 2.3-15 3.5-23 5.7-37 7.9-51

Best Players
V.Richardson, F.Golding, G.Scrutton, C.Scrutton
H.Riley, J.Smith, H.McGaffin, N.Barron
Goal Kickers
J.Smith 3, G.Scrutton 3
C.Whitehead 1, N.Barron 1, H.Riley 1
Best on Ground
40,136 (Adelaide Oval)

Premiership Team
Forward: G.Scrutton J.Smith C.Whitehead
Half-Forward: V.Cave K.Jackson H.Riley
Centre: C.Scrutton V.Richardson A.Rau
Half-Back: M.Hutton H.McGaffin H.Leaker
Back: J.Wadham F.Golding A.Weller
Ruck: R.Whitehead B.Martin N.Barron
Emergency: C.May

Match Report
Even though the Blues had finished the season as Minor Premiers, thoughts were that this Grand Final would be a close one, as Sturt’s form going into the finals was not particularly impressive. As was expected, the first quarter was close, with Sturt only holding a 5 point lead at quarter time and in the second quarter they were only able to extend this lead going into half time by a point. In the third quarter Frank Golding became impassable at full back repelling many Rooster attacks and keeping the Blues in the game, by midway through the quarter, after Gordon Scutton had snapped an impossible goal, the Blues had stretched their lead out to 18 points, although North did get one back and at three quarter time, Sturt led by a handy 12 points. Both teams kicked 2 goals in the final quarter, but it was Sturt’s ability to run the game out in contrast to the Roosters who tired which in the end saw the Blues win by 13 points. Champions Victor Richardson and Captain-Coach Frank Golding were among the best for the victorious Double Blues.

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