Round 13 U18 Torrens University Cup Match Wraps

Sturt's Ted Newman has the ball on a string against the Eagles. Picture - Peter Argent

Eagles Patrick Weckert fires out a handball while being tackled. Picture – Peter Argent


A standout display from classy Sturt midfielder Nick Sadler was a major catalyst in his team’s 34-point Round 13 U18 Torrens University Cup win against the Eagles at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

A member of the Torrens University SA U18 team’s leadership group, Sadler tuned up nicely for the Croweaters’ next contest against Victoria Metro this Sunday by collecting a game-high 35 disposals and six clearances while also booting two goals.

Teammates Will Torode and Blake Fidge were also highly-rated by the Double Blues’ coaches while key forward Chad Reschke kicked a bag of five majors.

The Eagles were spurred on by solid performances from Brody Mair, Nathan Barkla and Jordan Tilbrook but it wasn’t enough to close a three-goal deficit at the final change.

Sturt’s Luca Slade assesses his options ahead. Picture – Peter Argent

Norwood produced a stirring second-half to seal an invaluable 36-point win against ladder-leading North Adelaide at Prospect Oval.

Trailing by 19 points at half-time, the Redlegs slammed on 9.10 to the Roosters’ 1.3 en route to inflicting the hosts’ second loss of the season.

Norwood’s Logan Evans (28 disposals), Josh Bradford (25 disposals) and Tyson Walls (24 disposals, two goals) were key drivers as tall forward Phoenix Foster kicked three goals.

North ball magnet Billy Dowling racked up a game-high 30 disposals, five clearances and seven tackles while Crows Next Generation prospect Isaac Keeler booted three goals to go with 22 disposals and seven marks.

Glenelg clicked into gear in the second half to produce a comfortable 42-point win against South Adelaide at ACH Group Stadium.

Nestled nicely in the competition’s top two, the Bays turned a 10-point half-time deficit into a 21-point lead at the final change by booting 6.3 to the Panthers’ 1.2 in the third term.

Tigers Bodie Ryan, Will Trevena and Kynan Dunn were considered critical in their team’s sudden turnaround.

South officials lauded Myles Amos, Will Verrall and Jack Delean (18 disposals, two goals, five clearances) for showing spirit under heavy pressure.

West Adelaide kept its faint finals chances alive with a massive 129-point win against Central District at X Convenience Oval.

The Bloods led by as much as 98 points at the main change after slamming on an accurate 16.2 while holding the Bulldogs scoreless in the opening half.

Exciting West tall forward Harry Lemmey booted a game-high six goals to go with his 18 disposals and 10 marks in a best afield display as teammates Adam Bunworth (23 disposals, three goals) and Lukas Zvaigzne (five goals) also had huge impacts.

Central was again charged by a strong Trent Tattoli performance which landed 35 disposals, six clearances and a goal, while being supported by Ethan Scholz and Beau Thomas.

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