By ZAC MILBANK
A blistering second-term surge propelled South Adelaide to a comfortable 58-point U18 Torrens University Cup win against Sturt at Unley Oval.
Slamming on seven goals in succession, the Panthers also clamped down on the Double Blues to ensure the hosts wouldn’t score leading into the main change.
South’s AFL Draft prospect Arlo Draper impressed with 30 disposals, nine clearances and a goal while Hugo Hoeck (four goals), Tom Schirmer (three) and Dylan Brown (three) all hit the scoreboard.
Sturt’s Mitch Felton collected a team-high 23 touches while Jake Aish was solid with 20 disposals and two goals.
Woodville-West Torrens enhanced its finals credentials with an 11-point win against ladder-leading Glenelg at ACH Group Stadium.
With their noses in front at every change, the Eagles held on after leading by as much as four goals early in the fourth quarter.
Smooth-moving Eagles midfielder Jase Burgoyne caught the eye with 26 disposals and a goal while Dustin Launer kicked three majors with his 21 possessions.
Brodie Edwards, the youngest son of Crows hero Tyson Edwards, finished with 22 disposals, six marks and four clearances for the Bays.
North Adelaide kept its top five chances alive with a vital 35-point win against North Adelaide at Prospect Oval.
Now sitting in sixth spot, the Roosters gained plenty of admirers after charging home with an 11-goal second half while restricting the second-placed Bloods to just two majors.
North ball magnet Hugh Jackson continued his midfield dominance with 34 disposals and seven clearances while James Willis also had 34 with six tackles.
West’s Charlie Pridham tallied 33 touches while teammate Jesse Thackeray was prominent with 29 disposals and two goals.
Norwood broke a seven-match losing streak with a confidence-boosting 33-point victory against Central District at The Parade.
Without a win since Round 3, the Redlegs stormed home in the final quarter by kicking 4.7 to the Bulldogs’ 1.2.
Connor Kent was the star for the hosts with 35 disposals and three goals while Jett Boxer was also influential with 3.3 from his 20 possessions.
Central’s Trent Tattoli led the way for his side with 26 disposals, 10 marks and a goal as teammate Cody Gilchrist had 20 possessions two majors.
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