Round 12 SANFL Snapshot – Super Saturday

Glenelg forward Liam McBean flies high for a mark. Picture - Cory Sutton

Compiled by Zac Milbank

Glenelg’s Riley Holder is wrapped up by Port’s Trent Burgoyne. Picture – Cory Sutton

A defining five-goal haul from Glenelg’s Lachie Hosie proved pivotal in his team’s 39-point win against Port Adelaide at Alberton Oval.

As the Tigers ensured the Magpies would remain winless from five starts at home this season, Hosie provided the third-quarter spark by kicking the opening two goals of the third term.

The Bays led by just two points at the main change but Hosie swung the momentum in his team’s favour as teammates Jack Hannath, Luke Reynolds and Luke Partington kicked three in succession to open up a sudden 24-point lead.

Glenelg’s surge would be enough as it restricted Port to its lowest score at Alberton against them as the Magpies’ 4.13 (37) narrowly avoided its lowest score against the Tigers in history – 4.9 (33) in Round 4 of 2007.

Bays midfielders Matthew Snook (30 disposals, one goal), Matthew Allen (27 disposals) and Partington (23 disposals) all contributed strongly as Billy Stretch (24 disposals) enjoyed a run on the ball in the absence of Corey Lyons (calf).

Tigers skipper Max Proud took 12 marks while also displaying his desperation late in the final term on the outer side by spoiling Port’s Orazio Fantasia much to the delight of the black-and-gold faithful.

Port’s SANFL-contracted Moores – Ethan and Nick – led the way on the stats sheet with Ethan having 25 disposals and Nick 20 with 14 tackles.

Port skipper Cam Sutcliffe battled hard with 19 disposals in defence while Fantasia would have been pleased to get through unscathed with 17 disposals and six tackles despite booting four behinds.

Veteran ruck Matthew Lobbe made a surprise appearance for the Magpies, kicking a goal in his first SANFL game for the season, featured in the clip below.

Port’s Sam Hayes stands tall at the front of the pack as Glenelg’s Luke Partington and Luke Reynolds are sandwiched by Magpie Miles Bergman. Picture – Cory Sutton

Adelaide’s Matt Crouch fires out a handball. Picture – David Mariuz

Adelaide overcame a sluggish start to storm home for a 59-point win against South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

Trailing the Panthers by eight points at the first change, the Crows kept the hosts to one goal in the second term while earning a 16-point lead at half-time.

The advantage was soon cut to just four when South’s 100-gamer – Ben Heaslip – kicked one of his three goals in the seventh minute of the third term.

But this triggered the match-defining move of the Crows, who then booted the next seven goals in succession to establish a 47-point break midway through the fourth quarter.

Classy Tariek Newchurch and captain Matt Wright hit the scoreboard with four goals each, making the most of the Crows boasting a 68-36 inside 50m advantage.

Experienced Adelaide midfielder Matt Crouch racked up 42 disposals, 10 clearances and a goal while Lachlan Sholl (32 disposals), Jay Boyle and Andrew McPherson (30 disposals each) all found plenty of the ball.

Crows milestone man Louis Sharrad – celebrating his 100th game – celebrated with 29 disposals, 10 clearances and six tackles.

South’s star defender Joseph Haines had 40 disposals and 12 marks while Mitch O’Neill (26 disposals) and Sam Ramsay (25 disposals) battled hard through the midfield.

Heaslip booted three goals for the second game in succession but he was unable to enjoy a win for his 100th game.


South’s Luke Bogle marks in front of Crow Lachlan Sholl. Picture – David Mariuz

Norwood replaced Sturt in the Hostplus SANFL League top five with a comfortable 26-point win at The Parade.

Leading at every change, the in-form Redlegs overwhelmed the Double Blues in the majority of the key stat categories such as clearances 36-26, marks 103-75 and inside 50s 54-35.

Grinding to a 20-point lead at half-time, the hosts extended it to 35 by three-quarter time much to the delight of the vocal red-and-blue faithful.

Ultra-consistent Norwood trio Nik Rokahr (29 disposals), Declan Hamilton and Matthew Nunn (25 disposals each) were influential in their team’s sixth win of the year.

Emerging Redlegs recruit Nick Lowden was awarded the Coles Value Player for his 20 disposals, eight tackles and seven clearances while Harry Boyd, Ben Jarvis and Connor McLean booted two goals each.

Sturt captain James Battersby tried his heart out with 30 disposals and six clearances while Casey Voss had 24 possessions.

Young key forward recruit Josh Rentsch had his best League game for the Blues with three goals, including a beauty from a tight angle in the pocket featured in the clip below.

Eagles players celebrate Daniel Menzel’s third term goal. Picture – Hannah Howard

A depleted Woodville-West Torrens produced a match-winning second half to outlast West Adelaide by 20 points at Hisense Stadium.

Without a host of key players including bigman Connor Ballenden, Jimmy Toumpas and Troy Menzel, the Eagles found themselves trailing the Bloods by 12 points at half-time.

But four goals in succession to end the third quarter proved influential after the hosts led by a point on the back of a goal to Mitch Maguire in the 19th minute.

Eagles premiership ruck Jarrad Redden started the purple patch with a rare goal on the run featured in the clip below while Jack Firns, Matt Goldsworthy and Daniel Menzel followed with majors.

By the time Firns turned sharply and goaled on the run from 40m 17 seconds into the final term, the Eagles were well on the way to victory with a 32-point advantage.

Eagles midfielder Riley Knight had an influence on the outcome with 34 disposals, six clearances and a goal while fellow midfielders Dylan Clarke (23 disposals) and Kobe Mutch (24 disposals) provided great support.

Veteran Jarred Allmond returned from a hamstring injury for 18 disposals while Joseph Sinor collected 17 disposals in his 100th SANFL game for the Eagles.

West, which won the inside 50m count by three, had Jackson Edwards (27 disposals), Jordon Boyle and Patrick Fairlie (26 disposals each) find plenty of the ball.

Joel Stevens backed up his Powerade Breakthrough Player nomination with 25 disposals for West while veteran premiership forward Jono Beech made the most of his chances for a five-goal haul.

West’s Tom Keough celebrates with teammate Pat Fairlie. Picture – Hannah Howard

An unanswered six-goal blitz to start the match spurred North Adelaide to a 38-point win against Central District at X Convenience Oval.

The Roosters looked irresistible in bolting to a 36-point advantage inside the opening 12 minutes of the contest, leaving the shell-shocked Bulldogs to work their way back into the contest.

While the hosts managed to keep North goalless in the second stanza, they were unable to close the gap by any more than the 21-point deficit at half-time.

North’s Aaron Young stamped himself as a genuine candidate for the Magarey Medal with a stunning performance which yielded 32 disposals, 11 clearances and five goals through the midfield as Harrison Wigg collected 37 touches.

Unheralded Rooster Sam McInerney had 26 disposals and 14 marks while captain Alex Spina finished with 25 disposals with fellow defender Jake Patmore finishing with 23.

Key north forward Dyson Hilder booted three goals, together with elusive North goalsneak Frank Szekely.

Important Central quartet Travis Schiller (28 disposals, two goals), Justin Hoskin (22 disposals), Jarrod Schiller (22 disposals) and Kyle Presbury (23 disposals) did their bit to back up last round’s resounding win against the Eagles.

Dogs forward Aiden Grace booted three goals, including a tough set shot featured in the clip below, while Lewis Cowham continues to show promise with two goals and 15 disposals.

North’s Cameron Craig soars high for a mark. Picture – Kurt Donsberg

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