Match Wraps

Round 10 SANFL U18 Match Wraps

Eagle Tyler Welsh celebrates one of his eight goals against Norwood. Picture - Peter Argent

Norwood’s Sam Ainsworth takes a strong mark. Picture – Peter Argent


Woodville-West Torrens forward Tyler Welsh made his presence felt with a damaging eight-goal haul propelling his team to an 85-point win against Norwood at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Making his first SANFL U18 appearance of the season, Welsh also hauled in 10 marks to go with his 17 disposals as his Eagles led at every change in the percentage-boosting victory.

The Crows’ father-son prospect’s teammates Oskar Kilpatrick (20 disposals), Jevan Phillipou (29 disposals, two goals) and Zac Schwarz (23 disposals, four goals) were equally dominant.

On a tough day at the office, Norwood had Harry Brock (24 disposals), Darcy Speyer (18 disposals) and Riley Kirchhofer (22 disposals) battle hard against the tide.


Eagles’ Dominic Parisi. Picture – Peter Argent

Glenelg’s Remi Brown assesses his options. Picture – Peter Argent

Ladder-leading Glenelg made light work of Central District as it cruised to a 55-point win in a top-of-the-table clash at X Convenience Oval.

Despite conceding the first two goals of the game to Bulldog father-son Dougie Cochrane, the Bays put down the accelerator as they piled on 16 of the next 22 goals to cement themselves as competition pacesetters.

Tiger Kallan Bevan found plenty of the Sherrin with 30 disposals, seven marks and five clearances while teammates Jack Wisneske (21 disposals) and Kobe Gibson (27 disposals, 13 marks) were also influential.

Key Bulldogs forward Aidan Schubert (20 disposals, eight marks, one goal) was rated as his team’s best performer while Brodie Wills (21 disposals) and Mitch McDonald (16 disposals) also tried hard.


Central’s Dougie Cochrane kicked two goals. Picture – Peter Argent

South Adelaide kept its top four hopes alive with a vital 72-point triumph against North Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

Chalking up their third win of the season, the Panthers needed to keep the fourth-placed Roosters (six wins) in check nearing the halfway point of the campaign.

Star South midfielder Phoenix Hargrave was everywhere as he racked up 27 disposals, 13 marks and four goals while SA U18 captain Sid Draper continues to build nicely in his return from injury, collecting 31 disposals for the Panthers.

North’s Hunter Press did his best to arrest the hosts’ momentum with his 19 disposals and 10 marks, with teammates Charlie Dickeson (18 disposals) and Tom Stevens also providing resistance.


A strong second-half showing allowed Sturt to solidify its place in the top four with a 29-point win against West Adelaide at Thomas Farms Oval. 

Leading by just five points at half-time, the Double Blues slammed on 8.3 to the Bloods’ 4.3 to bank their seventh win of the season.

Sturt’s Felix Katsaros had a significant impact on the match with his 28 possessions and six marks while teammates Jacob Moiler (14 disposals), Kobee Dabinett (20 disposals) and Eli Nightingale (two goals) also played their roles well.

West’s coaching staff had high ratings for the efforts of William Ashton (20 disposals), Mitchell Marsh (15 disposals, six marks) and Max Matheson (14 disposals).


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