Round 10 Torrens University SANFL U18 Match Wraps

Eagles midfielder Brody Mair breaks free of the stoppage against Glenelg. Picture - Peter Argent


Woodville-West Torrens survived a late scare to hold on for a 10-point win against Glenelg in Round 10 of the Torrens University SANFL U18s at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Leading at every change and by as much as 22 points when ruckman Tom Luck converted in the 15th minute of the fourth term, the Eagles appeared to be coasting toward victory.

But late goals kicked by Tigers Angus Clarke and Harry Plews reeled in the visitors’ deficit with less than five minutes to play.

Unfortunately for the Bays, Plews’ major in the 21st minute would be the last of the contest as the hosts recorded their seventh win of the season.

Eagles Brody Mair (19 disposals, six clearances), Tarik Sauer (14 disposals, eight marks) and Jordan Tilbrook (18 disposals, one goal) played strong roles in the triumph.

Glenelg trio Kallan Bevan (26 disposals, six clearances), Ashton Beal (five goals) and Clarke did their best to pinch the premiership points.

Glenelg’s Kalan Shanks takes a strong contested mark. Picture – Peter Argent

Sturt’s Kobe McEntee was outstanding with 35 disposals and six clearances. Picture – Peter Argent

Sturt dynamos Kobe McEntee and Connor Mills were instrumental in their team’s comfortable 42-point win against West Adelaide at Hisense Stadium.

The Double Blues’ hard-running rovers were everywhere as McEntee – younger brother of Power forward Jed McEntee – racked up 35 disposals, six clearances and five tackles while Mills – son of South Adelaide great Trent Mills – had 30 disposals and 10 marks.

Importantly, the visitors’ win kept them in touch with the top-four as Sam Waltham (four goals) and Mitch Dean (three goals) hit the scoreboard for Sturt.

West officials praised the efforts of Judd Hansen (17 disposals, eight marks), Sam Burbridge (22 disposals) and Caleb McCormick (18 disposals).


West’s Sam Burbridge collected 22 disposals. Picture – Peter Argent

North Adelaide’s Toby Turner was the hero as his match-winning major earned his team a pulsating one-point win against South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

After receiving a 25m penalty, Turner nailed his 15m set shot on a challenging angle to secure the premiership points for the Roosters with just 17 seconds left on the clock.

It was a remarkable result for the visitors considering they had 22 fewer inside 50 entries and four less scoring shots as Angus Tully (29 disposals), Taylem Stubbs (21 disposals) and Tom Stevens (23 disposals) were all prominent.

South skipper Nicholas Schroder’s consistent season continued after being named his side’s best performer while Phoenix Hargrave (32 disposals) and Ayden Duke (21 disposals) also contributed strongly for the Panthers.

Central District boosted its percentage to retain top spot of the premiership table with an 80-point victory against Norwood at The Parade. 

Bulldogs Tom Cochrane and Charlie Nicholls had a field day as they helped themselves to six goals each as their team slammed on 12.7 to 1.4 in a rampant second half.

Beau Ryan (29 disposals, eight marks), Nathan Johnson and Lachie Giles also had powerful performances for the visitors.

On a tough day at the office, Norwood’s Riley Kirchhofer, Brayden Rachwal and Jackson Savage did their best to stem the tide.

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