|Team||1st Quarter||2nd Quarter||3rd Quarter||4th Quarter|
N.Headon, G.Langley, B.Bentley, P.T.Morton
M.Lowe, R.Lathlean, B.Leak, T.Biggs
P.T.Morton 6, T.Biggs 4, H.Zucker 2
R.Harris 1, M.Lowe 1
Best on Ground
28,050 (Adelaide Oval)
With the aid of a strong breeze the Blues got off to a great start to lead by a comfortable 29 points at quarter time, but South Adelaide fought back in the second quarter to reduce the lead to only 6 points by half time. P.T. ‘Bo’ Morton then exploded in the third quarter, kicking 3 goals and dominating at full forward and when he kicked his fifth goal for the game he became the first Sturt player to kick 100 goals in a season. By three quarter time the Blues were in front by 31 points and it looked very much like a Sturt Premiership, however South Adelaide were coming home with a strong breeze, so fingers were crossed. The Blues completely out played the Panthers for the first 15 minutes to set up a 51 point lead, but South came back, kicking 5 late goals in a flurry to give the tiring Blues a scare, but when the final siren sounded it was Sturt victorious by 21 points. Norm Headon was best on ground for the Blues and what a way to end a career for Captain-Coach P.T. ‘Bo’ Morton, the champion full forward retiring after 138 games and 561 goals for the Double Blues. 1940 was, however, also the last time Sturt would win a Premiership for a very long 26 years.