1940 Premiership

Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Sturt 4.5-29 5.6-36 11.10-76 14.16-100
South Adelaide 0.0-0 4.6-30 6.9-45 11.13-79

Best Players
N.Headon, G.Langley, B.Bentley, P.T.Morton
M.Lowe, R.Lathlean, B.Leak, T.Biggs
Goal Kickers
P.T.Morton 6, T.Biggs 4, H.Zucker 2
R.Harris 1, M.Lowe 1
Best on Ground
28,050 (Adelaide Oval)

Premiership Team
Forward: H.Zucker P.T.Morton R.Lathlean
Half-Forward: M.Lowe R.Harris F.Gibson
Centre: F.Hardy B.Leak B.Clark
Half-Back: D.Crawley H.Tuohy N.Headon
Back: A.Lance I.Warren B.Bentley
Ruck: H.Bagshaw T.Biggs G.Langley
19th Man: D.Miller

Match Report
With the aid of a strong breeze Sturt got off to a great start to lead by 29 points at quarter time. South Adelaide fought back in the second quarter kicking with the wind to reduce the lead to only 6 points by half time. In the third quarter P.T. ‘Bo’ Morton kicked 3 goals and dominated 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 Double Blues were in front by 31 points, however the Panthers were coming home with the wind. In the last quarter Sturt completely out played South Adelaide for the first 15 minutes to set up a 51 point lead, but South did come back kicking 5 late goals to give the tiring Sturt a scare, but when the final siren sounded it was the Double Blues victorious by 21 points. Better players were Norm Headon off half back, rover Gil Langley, Bill Bentley in a back pocket, half forward Max Lowe and captain-coach P.T. ‘Bo’ Morton at full forward in his last game for the club.