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SANFL - KEY FACTS

Official name
South Australian National Football League

Known as
SANFL

Duration
–2022

Affiliated competitions (Current)
Premiership Season -2022; Women's Reserves (Development League) 2022; Women's Premiership Season 2017-2022; Under 16s 2009-2022; Under 18s 2009-2022; Reserves 1906-2022

Affiliated competitions (Historical)
Wartime League 1942-1944


Premiership season

Official Name
SANFL Premiership season

Duration
–2022

Affiliated clubs (Current)
Port Adelaide Magpies (SA) -2022; South Adelaide (SA) -2022; Norwood (SA) -2022; North Adelaide (SA) -2022; West Adelaide (SA) 1897-2022; Sturt (SA) 1901-2022; Glenelg (SA) 1921-2022; Central District (SA) 1964-2022; Woodville West Torrens (SA) 1991-2022; Adelaide Reserves (SA) 2014-2022

Affiliated clubs (Historical)
Bankers (SA) ; Kensington (SA) -; South Park (SA) -; Victorian (SA) -; Adelaide (Original) (SA) -1893; Woodville (Original) (SA) ; Royal Park (Original) (SA) ; Gawler (SA) -1890; North Adelaide (Hotham) (SA) -; West Torrens (SA) 1895-1990; Woodville (SA) 1964-1990

Affiliated grounds (Current)
Adelaide Oval; Alberton Oval; Bennett Oval; Centenary Oval; Elizabeth Oval; Glenelg Oval; Loxton Oval; Noarlunga Oval; Norwood Oval; Prospect Oval; Richmond Oval; Unley Oval; Woodville Oval

Affiliated grounds (Historical)
Adelaide Showground; Balaklava Oval; Berri; Bordertown Oval; Christies Beach; Clare Oval; Encounter Bay; Flemington; Football Park; Gawler; Geraldton; Hands Oval; Hindmarsh Stadium; Jubilee Oval; Kadina Oval; Kensington Oval; Lameroo; Mannum Oval; Moonta; Mount Gambier; Mount Pleasant; Murray Bridge; Naracorte; Nurioopta; Penola; Port Augusta; Port Pirie Memorial Oval; Richmond Paddock; S.C.G.; Strathalbyn Oval; TBA; Thebarton Oval; Victor Harbor Oval; Waikerie

1978 SANFL Premiership season

 
 

The SANFL (South Australian National Football League) is the premier League and governing body for Australian Football in South Australia. Originally formed as the South Australian Football Association (SAFA) on 30 April 1877, the SANFL is the oldest surviving football league of any code in Australia and one of the oldest football competitions in the world. The 'home and away' season is played over 23 weeks from April to September. The top five teams then play off in a final series culminating in the grand final for the Thomas Seymour Hill Premiership Trophy.

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1978 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Sturt 22 21 1 0 2742 1734 61.26 42
2 Norwood 22 15 7 0 2078 1645 55.82 30
3 Glenelg 22 14 8 0 2272 1959 53.70 28
4 Port Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2287 2055 52.67 28
5 West Torrens 22 10 12 0 2082 2123 49.51 20
6 Woodville 22 9 13 0 1981 2358 45.66 18
7 South Adelaide 22 8 13 1 1832 2057 47.11 17
8 Central District 22 8 14 0 1947 2386 44.93 16
9 West Adelaide 22 5 16 1 1839 2070 47.05 11
10 North Adelaide 22 5 17 0 2005 2678 42.81 10
  H&A 110 109 109 1 21065 21065 50.00 220
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1131 1131 50.00 12
  Total 116 115 115 1 22196 22196 50.00 232

1978 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | EF | QF | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood2.38.510.811.9 75 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Football Park19,733
Port Adelaide1.31.44.98.12 60 Norwood won by 15 points
Glenelg8.213.313.421.7 133 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval10,203
South Adelaide4.36.810.1610.20 80 Glenelg won by 53 points
West Adelaide4.29.718.918.10 118 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Richmond Oval6,443
West Torrens2.47.412.914.13 97 West Adelaide won by 21 points
Sturt6.511.916.1618.18 126 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Unley Oval8,343
North Adelaide3.46.710.714.15 99 Sturt won by 27 points
Woodville3.44.98.189.20 74 Sat 1-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Woodville Oval4,055
Central District3.19.212.618.10 118 Central District won by 44 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg5.910.1212.2013.21 99 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Football Park10,837
West Adelaide2.37.510.714.12 96 Glenelg won by 3 points
North Adelaide3.37.710.1015.13 103 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Prospect Oval6,928
Central District2.88.1112.1817.20 122 Central District won by 19 points
Sturt4.27.914.1219.15 129 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Unley Oval6,413
Woodville3.58.612.815.11 101 Sturt won by 28 points
West Torrens5.28.513.1115.15 105 Sat 8-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval7,849
Norwood2.28.410.511.9 75 West Torrens won by 30 points
South Adelaide3.58.914.1216.18 114 Sun 9-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval13,080
Port Adelaide6.412.1117.1221.16 142 Port Adelaide won by 28 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Torrens2.35.48.99.14 68 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Football Park12,860
Glenelg2.55.1114.1616.26 122 Glenelg won by 54 points
Woodville4.411.616.918.13 121 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Woodville Oval3,214
North Adelaide4.28.310.618.8 116 Woodville won by 5 points
Central District3.08.39.511.10 76 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval11,110
Sturt3.66.818.1623.20 158 Sturt won by 82 points
Port Adelaide4.18.614.1115.15 105 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Alberton Oval12,267
West Adelaide5.36.611.613.8 86 Port Adelaide won by 19 points
Norwood2.37.711.1015.13 103 Sat 15-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Norwood Oval8,487
South Adelaide1.44.75.88.10 58 Norwood won by 45 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide1.25.510.918.11 119 Sat 22-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Football Park5,287
Central District3.16.37.512.6 78 South Adelaide won by 41 points
North Adelaide7.29.616.1222.17 149 Sat 22-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Prospect Oval6,536
West Torrens2.26.27.316.7 103 North Adelaide won by 46 points
West Adelaide0.32.57.712.10 82 Sat 22-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Richmond Oval3,232
Woodville3.47.711.1114.15 99 Woodville won by 17 points
Port Adelaide3.44.55.67.6 48 Tue 25-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Football Park27,702
Glenelg1.44.910.1018.14 122 Glenelg won by 74 points
Norwood2.24.87.137.21 63 Tue 25-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Norwood Oval19,270
Sturt4.57.812.1014.13 97 Sturt won by 34 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood9.512.720.1127.14 176 Sat 29-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Football Park5,875
Woodville2.17.48.611.9 75 Norwood won by 101 points
Glenelg3.77.811.1017.12 114 Sat 29-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval16,928
Sturt3.510.815.1323.18 156 Sturt won by 42 points
Port Adelaide9.817.1323.1729.21 195 Sat 29-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Alberton Oval8,947
North Adelaide2.04.45.89.11 65 Port Adelaide won by 130 points
West Torrens1.64.99.1213.13 91 Sat 29-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval4,440
South Adelaide3.210.413.818.11 119 South Adelaide won by 28 points
Central District3.89.1112.1915.23 113 Sun 30-Apr-1978 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval7,206
West Adelaide3.17.78.910.12 72 Central District won by 41 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Adelaide2.06.48.515.13 103 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm Football Park6,411
Glenelg5.108.1116.1919.24 138 Glenelg won by 35 points
South Adelaide3.37.711.814.14 98 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval3,576
Woodville3.29.312.913.12 90 South Adelaide won by 8 points
West Torrens4.37.610.714.11 95 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval7,460
Port Adelaide6.78.1316.2019.29 143 Port Adelaide won by 48 points
West Adelaide2.44.69.1113.12 90 Sat 6-May-1978 2:10 pm Richmond Oval7,437
Sturt2.14.67.99.14 68 West Adelaide won by 22 points
Norwood7.416.518.920.16 136 Sun 7-May-1978 2:10 pm Football Park9,878
Central District1.35.812.1013.11 89 Norwood won by 47 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide7.49.513.716.9 105 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm Football Park4,673
South Adelaide2.24.54.88.12 60 West Adelaide won by 45 points
Sturt4.515.921.1428.21 189 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm Unley Oval17,097
Port Adelaide4.35.312.614.8 92 Sturt won by 97 points
Glenelg1.612.919.1523.20 158 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval5,461
Woodville6.28.312.916.13 109 Glenelg won by 49 points
North Adelaide2.12.58.98.18 66 Sat 13-May-1978 2:10 pm Prospect Oval6,680
Norwood2.66.1111.1515.16 106 Norwood won by 40 points
West Torrens3.49.916.1520.17 137 Sun 14-May-1978 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval4,472
Central District4.57.78.711.8 74 West Torrens won by 63 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Central District3.08.611.915.11 101 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm Football Park5,928
Glenelg3.43.108.1218.17 125 Glenelg won by 24 points
South Adelaide2.510.811.1516.16 112 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval4,602
North Adelaide7.59.814.1220.15 135 North Adelaide won by 23 points
Sturt5.711.1216.2121.25 151 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm Unley Oval8,954
West Torrens3.55.97.1310.15 75 Sturt won by 76 points
Port Adelaide2.34.610.811.13 79 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm Alberton Oval6,775
Woodville3.57.99.1314.20 104 Woodville won by 25 points
Norwood5.48.1010.1615.20 110 Sat 20-May-1978 2:10 pm Norwood Oval8,705
West Adelaide1.23.55.87.9 51 Norwood won by 59 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Torrens2.24.124.177.20 62 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm Football Park5,209
Woodville4.47.411.1114.13 97 Woodville won by 35 points
Central District0.20.63.99.13 67 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval9,953
Port Adelaide4.76.1213.1613.20 98 Port Adelaide won by 31 points
North Adelaide7.110.211.714.10 94 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm Prospect Oval5,953
West Adelaide2.44.95.108.20 68 North Adelaide won by 26 points
Glenelg10.510.512.1212.13 85 Sat 27-May-1978 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval14,051
Norwood0.15.67.710.14 74 Glenelg won by 11 points
South Adelaide4.58.610.1011.10 76 Sun 28-May-1978 2:10 pm Football Park11,867
Sturt1.34.119.1517.21 123 Sturt won by 47 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide1.13.45.69.13 67 Sat 3-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Football Park10,218
South Adelaide2.72.83.114.11 35 Port Adelaide won by 32 points
Woodville2.13.34.46.7 43 Sat 3-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Woodville Oval6,757
Sturt4.610.617.817.13 115 Sturt won by 72 points
Glenelg6.19.310.513.11 89 Sat 3-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval7,722
West Adelaide5.35.48.89.9 63 Glenelg won by 26 points
Norwood2.55.86.97.12 54 Mon 5-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Football Park9,883
West Torrens1.24.67.1012.13 85 West Torrens won by 31 points
Central District7.210.615.820.9 129 Mon 5-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval8,253
North Adelaide4.47.78.1012.13 85 Central District won by 44 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt6.511.914.1223.18 156 Sat 10-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Football Park6,168
North Adelaide4.26.511.1116.15 111 Sturt won by 45 points
South Adelaide2.36.610.815.13 103 Sat 10-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval7,185
Glenelg9.216.317.919.11 125 Glenelg won by 22 points
Central District3.111.415.519.8 122 Sat 10-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval4,463
Woodville4.37.610.1114.14 98 Central District won by 24 points
Norwood1.59.1115.1319.17 131 Sat 10-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Norwood Oval12,725
Port Adelaide3.15.37.69.8 62 Norwood won by 69 points
West Torrens7.79.811.1516.18 114 Sat 10-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval4,703
West Adelaide1.12.44.78.12 60 West Torrens won by 54 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Central District4.15.66.711.14 80 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Football Park7,722
Sturt7.611.1011.1926.22 178 Sturt won by 98 points
West Adelaide5.58.510.811.10 76 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Richmond Oval6,825
Port Adelaide3.26.711.913.14 92 Port Adelaide won by 16 points
South Adelaide2.03.15.45.9 39 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval7,335
Norwood1.23.212.1015.19 109 Norwood won by 70 points
West Torrens1.15.38.314.7 91 Sat 17-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval7,206
Glenelg0.21.33.68.8 56 West Torrens won by 35 points
Woodville3.77.1212.1415.18 108 Sun 18-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Football Park4,446
North Adelaide1.35.58.69.10 64 Woodville won by 44 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Adelaide0.03.36.513.10 88 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Football Park6,504
West Torrens6.412.719.1525.20 170 West Torrens won by 82 points
Woodville3.310.614.921.12 138 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Woodville Oval2,694
West Adelaide5.48.413.1115.14 104 Woodville won by 34 points
Glenelg3.37.810.1415.24 114 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval13,277
Port Adelaide5.68.911.1414.14 98 Glenelg won by 16 points
Sturt2.95.911.1116.21 117 Sat 24-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Unley Oval14,165
Norwood3.25.85.139.18 72 Sturt won by 45 points
South Adelaide4.38.711.1615.21 111 Sun 25-Jun-1978 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval4,277
Central District7.110.411.514.6 90 South Adelaide won by 21 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Adelaide4.67.89.911.10 76 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Football Park6,264
West Torrens1.16.39.613.9 87 West Torrens won by 11 points
North Adelaide3.38.511.814.9 93 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Prospect Oval6,528
Port Adelaide8.512.917.1422.19 151 Port Adelaide won by 58 points
Sturt2.06.410.1016.15 111 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Unley Oval14,085
Glenelg4.58.910.1411.17 83 Sturt won by 28 points
Norwood4.37.810.1315.14 104 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Norwood Oval5,424
Woodville3.36.79.810.12 72 Norwood won by 32 points
West Adelaide2.58.1011.1515.17 107 Sat 1-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Richmond Oval2,767
Central District2.62.73.95.11 41 West Adelaide won by 66 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide1.55.89.1014.12 96 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Football Park7,699
Sturt2.48.812.1216.14 110 Sturt won by 14 points
Central District4.28.410.813.11 89 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval5,862
Norwood2.17.311.413.5 83 Central District won by 6 points
North Adelaide2.54.56.79.9 63 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Prospect Oval4,461
Glenelg5.514.721.1627.23 185 Glenelg won by 122 points
Woodville2.64.74.126.14 50 Sat 8-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Woodville Oval2,508
South Adelaide2.18.1513.1515.15 105 South Adelaide won by 55 points
Port Adelaide2.25.910.1411.17 83 Sun 9-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Football Park23,978
West Torrens6.512.1013.1018.14 122 West Torrens won by 39 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood2.17.69.1311.19 85 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Football Park4,182
North Adelaide2.33.54.54.11 35 Norwood won by 50 points
South Adelaide0.43.55.98.10 58 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval3,412
West Adelaide2.94.115.137.16 58 South Adelaide drew with West Adelaide
Central District7.210.214.317.5 107 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval5,412
West Torrens0.18.69.1212.16 88 Central District won by 19 points
Port Adelaide1.25.66.126.13 49 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Alberton Oval9,909
Sturt6.011.116.318.11 119 Sturt won by 70 points
Woodville1.35.59.511.10 76 Sat 22-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Woodville Oval2,633
Glenelg2.54.55.86.14 50 Woodville won by 26 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide3.115.319.829.13 187 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Football Park8,228
Woodville3.24.39.813.9 87 Port Adelaide won by 100 points
North Adelaide3.47.811.915.14 104 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Prospect Oval3,714
South Adelaide0.31.75.117.13 55 North Adelaide won by 49 points
Glenelg1.32.94.115.16 46 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval6,744
Central District2.24.67.911.11 77 Central District won by 31 points
West Torrens3.07.47.78.8 56 Sat 29-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval7,666
Sturt4.55.88.1210.15 75 Sturt won by 19 points
West Adelaide2.64.76.116.16 52 Sun 30-Jul-1978 2:10 pm Richmond Oval7,041
Norwood2.04.45.48.10 58 Norwood won by 6 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt1.36.610.1711.17 83 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Football Park4,159
South Adelaide1.26.56.87.13 55 Sturt won by 28 points
Port Adelaide2.16.611.1315.23 113 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Alberton Oval7,579
Central District7.38.311.813.8 86 Port Adelaide won by 27 points
West Adelaide5.98.1016.1820.21 141 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Richmond Oval1,917
North Adelaide0.13.55.56.7 43 West Adelaide won by 98 points
Woodville1.03.06.210.3 63 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Woodville Oval3,643
West Torrens1.14.77.910.13 73 West Torrens won by 10 points
Norwood3.15.111.611.6 72 Sat 5-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Norwood Oval8,139
Glenelg2.53.83.95.16 46 Norwood won by 26 points

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt2.36.87.128.16 64 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Football Park4,491
North Adelaide2.32.44.117.13 55 Sturt won by 9 points
Woodville4.26.99.1513.16 94 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval3,392
Central District5.27.511.714.9 93 Woodville won by 1 point
West Adelaide3.67.69.711.7 73 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Richmond Oval2,167
South Adelaide1.19.211.217.8 110 South Adelaide won by 37 points
Port Adelaide4.610.914.1316.15 111 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Alberton Oval10,014
Glenelg1.26.67.89.8 62 Port Adelaide won by 49 points
Norwood3.25.410.614.7 91 Sat 12-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Norwood Oval10,025
West Torrens1.34.58.911.14 80 Norwood won by 11 points

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Adelaide5.57.89.912.9 81 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Football Park9,650
Port Adelaide4.812.1515.2318.27 135 Port Adelaide won by 54 points
Norwood2.59.1116.1621.18 144 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Norwood Oval6,772
North Adelaide4.310.411.817.13 115 Norwood won by 29 points
Sturt8.212.720.826.14 170 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Unley Oval8,198
Central District3.35.512.613.7 85 Sturt won by 85 points
West Torrens7.510.915.1220.14 134 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Thebarton Oval5,591
Woodville1.23.510.613.10 88 West Torrens won by 46 points
South Adelaide2.27.511.917.11 113 Sat 19-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Adelaide Oval6,689
Glenelg4.27.413.515.6 96 South Adelaide won by 17 points

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Adelaide5.310.1013.1520.21 141 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Football Park3,140
Central District5.68.119.1611.19 85 North Adelaide won by 56 points
Sturt6.210.521.923.13 151 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Unley Oval12,502
West Torrens0.56.96.914.17 101 Sturt won by 50 points
Woodville4.75.89.1311.14 80 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Woodville Oval4,789
Norwood2.27.1211.1515.21 111 Norwood won by 31 points
Port Adelaide7.48.910.1312.18 90 Sat 26-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Alberton Oval8,326
South Adelaide3.15.39.613.8 86 Port Adelaide won by 4 points
West Adelaide2.35.88.1213.20 98 Sun 27-Aug-1978 2:10 pm Football Park8,616
Glenelg5.612.717.1521.15 141 Glenelg won by 43 points

Round 22[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt0.16.119.1513.18 96 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Football Park5,086
West Adelaide6.36.39.69.8 62 Sturt won by 34 points
North Adelaide2.35.118.1410.18 78 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Prospect Oval2,843
Woodville10.412.716.1017.12 114 Woodville won by 36 points
Port Adelaide6.38.710.912.15 87 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Alberton Oval10,936
Norwood2.33.75.96.10 46 Port Adelaide won by 41 points
Glenelg3.56.811.1112.11 83 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Glenelg Oval6,887
West Torrens0.12.54.66.12 48 Glenelg won by 35 points
Central District1.31.42.63.7 25 Sat 2-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Elizabeth Oval2,490
South Adelaide2.34.45.47.8 50 South Adelaide won by 25 points

1978 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Sturt 22 21 1 0 2742 1734 61.26 42
2 Norwood 22 15 7 0 2078 1645 55.82 30
3 Glenelg 22 14 8 0 2272 1959 53.70 28
4 Port Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2287 2055 52.67 28
5 West Torrens 22 10 12 0 2082 2123 49.51 20
6 Woodville 22 9 13 0 1981 2358 45.66 18
7 South Adelaide 22 8 13 1 1832 2057 47.11 17
8 Central District 22 8 14 0 1947 2386 44.93 16
9 West Adelaide 22 5 16 1 1839 2070 47.05 11
10 North Adelaide 22 5 17 0 2005 2678 42.81 10
  H&A 110 109 109 1 21065 21065 50.00 220
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1131 1131 50.00 12
  Total 116 115 115 1 22196 22196 50.00 232

Elimination Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide7.311.1016.1522.15 147 Sat 9-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Football Park35,320
West Torrens1.02.65.119.15 69 Port Adelaide won by 78 points

Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood5.68.913.1616.16 112 Sun 10-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Football Park23,233
Glenelg2.04.36.38.10 58 Norwood won by 54 points

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Glenelg3.55.118.1311.13 79 Sat 16-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Football Park27,761
Port Adelaide2.15.76.913.13 91 Port Adelaide won by 12 points

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt4.87.1412.1613.19 97 Sun 17-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Football Park24,428
Norwood3.17.28.411.9 75 Sturt won by 22 points

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Norwood2.28.711.1016.12 108 Sat 23-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Football Park35,797
Port Adelaide6.27.49.511.8 74 Norwood won by 34 points

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sturt5.98.1512.2114.26 110 Sat 30-Sep-1978 2:10 pm Football Park50,867
Norwood1.55.109.1016.15 111 Norwood won by 1 point

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.