Rd 17 U16 Torrens University Cup Match Wraps

Glenelg's Brock Summerhayes booted four goals from 16 disposals. Picture - Peter Argent

Glenelg retained its chance of securing the Under-16 Torrens University Cup minor premiership with a comfortable 46-point win against Norwood at ACH Group Stadium.

Despite trailing at the first change, the Bays ran over the top of the Redlegs in preparation for their match against Central in Round 18, which is a must-win to finish in first place while relying on South losing to the Eagles.

Tiger Harry Plews put in a performance to remember with 24 disposals, 10 marks and four goals while teammates James Dutton (23 disposals, three goals) and Rex Jones were among the best players list.

Norwood’s Levi Johnston (13 disposals, one goal), Anthony Mustaca (21 disposals, 11 tackles) and Luke Scott (21 disposals) tried hard to stem the Tiger tide.


Norwood’s Anthony Mustaca collected 21 disposals and laid 11 tackles against Glenelg. Picture – Peter Argent

Sturt gave itself a chance of appearing in the major round with a 35-point win against Woodville-West Torrens at Wigan Oval. 

Needing a win to keep their season alive, the Double Blues obliged and now must topple North Adelaide in Round 18 while relying on the fourth-placed Eagles losing to South Adelaide.

Midfielders Connor Mills (26 disposals) and Micah Lee (32 disposals) helped the hosts overcome their inaccuracy in front of goal, which resulted in a final team tally of 6.17 (52).

Eagles onballers Lachlan Lucas (32 disposals) and Kane Herbert (36 disposals) made the most of the service they received from ruck teammate Tom Luck, who also collected 18 disposals.


West Adelaide caused an upset when it held of finals-bound North Adelaide by 10 points to claim victory at Hisense Stadium.

Chalking up just their fourth win of the year, the Bloods kept the Roosters to just four behinds in the final term while kicking 1.7.

West’s Ayden Hodgson did as he pleased through the centre square to rack up 35 disposals, nine clearances, eight marks and a goal while teammates Jonty Koehne, Xavier Mayes and Fraser Morley each registered 24 possessions.

North’s Blake Oudshorn-Bennier (33), Noah Algate (32) and Henry Turner (30) reached the 30-possession barrier.


A stingy South Adelaide held Central to just two goals as it recorded a 38-point win at X Convenience Oval.

Keeping the Bulldogs without a goal until Tallan Rosenzweig kicked truly in the 19th minute of the third term, the Panthers all but secured the minor premiership with victory.

South’s Phoenix Hargrave (34 disposals, 16 marks), Cameron Woods (16 disposals) and Dakota Sterzl (18 disposals, eight marks, four goals) had significant influence in the result.

Central received telling contributions from James Noack (15 disposals), Jett Assender (18 disposals) and Brodie Wills (17 disposals, one goal).


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