1969 Premiership

Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
STURT 6.3-39 10.7-67 16.12-108 24.15-159
Glenelg 2.3-15 5.10-40 8.13-61 13.16-94

Best Players
P.Bagshaw, J.Tilbrook, M.Greenslade, D.Hicks, B.Adcock
P.Nelson, K.Chessell, D.Ottens, G.Wild, M.Nunan, R.Rigney
Goal Kickers
M.Greenslade 9, J.Tilbrook 4, D.Ottens 2, R.Schoff 2
M.Nunan 2, R.Rigney 2, T.Clarke 1, K.Chessell 1, G.Wild 1
Best on Ground
55,600 (Adelaide Oval)

Premiership Team
Forward: M.Nunan M.Greenslade D.Ottens
Half-Forward: P.Bagshaw R.Schoff J.Tilbrook
Centre: T.Clarke B.Shearman D.Hicks
Half-Back: C.Brooks P.Nelson T.Short
Back: B.Adcock B.Jarrett T.Burgan
Ruck: G.Wild K.Chessell R.Rigney
Reserves: P.Endersbee M.Hill

Match Report
FOUR IN A ROW After winning the Minor Premiership, Glenelg were dominated by Sturt in the major round, losing to the Blues in the Second-Semi Final by 38 points, Glenelg then defeated West Adelaide in the Preliminary Final to face Sturt once again in the Grand Final, but Jack Oatey had the Blues at peak form at the right end of the season. Even though the Tigers had been beaten by the Blues in the Second-Semi Final, many were tipping them for the flag, partly due to the fact that Richmond champion Royce Hart was allowed to play for them under National Service rules. They were very much mistaken as the Blues completely out played the hapless Tigers, at the first quarter break the Blues were 24 points in front, Glenelg then matched it with the Blues in the second quarter to be only 27 points down at half time, but then the floodgates opened and Sturt kicked 14.8 to the Tigers 8.6 to run out very easy winners by 65 points, Glenelg had just been given a very painful lesson about finals football and ironically Royce Hart was probably the Tigers best player on the day, however, he couldn’t help stop Sturt score 24.15 which is the highest ever kicked in an SANFL Grand Final. Malcolm Greenslade kicked 9.4 for the day, a feat matching that of another Sturt player, Gordon Green, who kicked 9.1 in the winning 1932 Grand Final. Best on the ground for the rampant Double Blues was once again big game performer Paul Bagshaw, whilst John Tilbrook was unstoppable up forward and finished with 4 goals.

 The players and Jack Oatey (in centre) about to be awarded the 1969 Premiership Cup and Flag

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