Match Wraps

Round 1 U16 Torrens University Cup Match Wraps

North Adelaide players celebrate a goal kicked by Sam Cumming in their dramatic one-point win against Central. Picture - Peter Argent


North Adelaide hung on for a dramatic one-point win against Central District in Round 1 of the U16 Torrens University Cup at X Convenience Oval.

Leading at every change, the Roosters slowly had their advantage eroded as the game evolved with the hosts hitting the front on the back of a goal to Ariel Rothe eight minutes into the final term.

North eventually regained the lead thanks to a major kicked by PJ Carlin on the stroke of time-on, which proved to be enough as Conna Mackay missed his opportunity to be the hero for Central as he kicked a behind in the 22nd minute.

Louie Montgomery had 27 disposals, six clearances and a goal for the victors while Tom Cochrane was the Dogs’ best performer with 20 disposals, 10 marks and two majors.

Central’s Brody Brooks gets the ball under control. Picture – Peter Argent

A second-quarter surge proved to be the difference in Woodville-West Torrens’ 25-point win against Glenelg at Thebarton Oval.

Both teams kicked the same amount of goals in the first, third and fourth terms but it was the Eagles’ 5.3 to the Bays’ 1.3 after the first change which proved pivotal.

Eagles pair Jett Hasting and Dominic Parisi racked up 27 disposals each, with the latter also booting two goals along with teammates Harry Dodd and Tom Luck.

The Tigers had the Camporeale twins – Lucas and Ben – show plenty of their father Scott’s pedigree in earning 55 disposals between them.


Eagle Zac Schwarz streaks away with the ball. Picture – Peter Argent

Inaccuracy in front of goal wasn’t enough to prevent South Adelaide from holding on for a pulsating one-point win against Sturt at Flinders University Stadium.

In a contest which see-sawed all afternoon, it was the Panthers who found themselves in front thanks to a behind kicked by Jake Agnew in the 23rd minute of the fourth quarter.

Powered by Phoenix Hargrave’s 24 disposals and three goals, together with 25 disposals and seven clearances from Sid Draper, South had six more scoring shots than the Double Blues.

Sturt’s leading performers included Ned Atkinson, the son of Magarey Medallist Brodie Atkinson, with 24 disposals and a goal while Oscar Merrett collected 23 possessions.


Norwood’s Jake Martin proved the hero in his team’s gutsy seven-point win against West Adelaide at Hisense Stadium.

Trailing at every change, the Redlegs didn’t hit the front until Martin booted his fourth goal 14 minutes into the final term.

Once Martin’s fifth came eight minutes later, it would be enough for the visitors to hold on as teammate Jeff Rozinbilds also produced a strong display with 31 possessions and five tackles.

West’s Samuel Burbridge ran hard to chalk up 28 disposals, nine tackles and six clearances while Harley Campbell hit the scoreboard with four goals from his 16 touches.

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