Round 14 Torrens University SANFL U16s Match Wraps

Central's Kai Evans stretches for the mark in his team's win against West. Picture - Peter Argent

West’s Patrick Amber attempts a don’t argue against Central. Picture – Peter Argent


Central District snapped a two-game losing streak by defeating West Adelaide by 10 points at X Convenience Oval in Round 14 of the Torrens University SANFL U16s.

West Adelaide got the best of the first term, but Central pegged things back and soon captured a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Fresh off winning the Kevin Sheehan Medal for the best player at the U16 AFL National Championships, Dyson Sharp was back to his prolific best in Bulldogs colours, accumulating 36 disposals, 11 marks and a goal.

There were major goal kickers on both sides, with Aidan Schubert kicking five-straight for Central and Jonty Klemm booting four for the Bloods.

Central’s Hayden Henke flies high for a mark. Picture – Peter Argent

North Adelaide made it three wins in a row by defeating Glenelg by 26 points at Prospect Oval.

Glenelg were up to the task in the first half, but North’s strong midfield unit rallied and the Roosters promptly took the lead after the main break.

The home side proved too good as Blake Oudshoorn-Bennier (35 disposals and seven clearances), Sam Cumming (34 disposals and five contested marks) and Charlie Dickeson (32 disposals and three goals) ran riot.

Forward Lachlan Faulkhead kicked five goals for North, while Kobe Gibson and Timothy Alver stood out for the Bays.

Sturt maintained its lead at the top of the ladder with a 49-point win over South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

The Double Blues raced out the blocks and kicked four unanswered goals in the first term to set up the win.

Sturt had nine individual goal kickers and enjoyed an even spread of contributors, however, midfielder Noah Roberts-Thomson starred with 33 disposals, eight clearances and two goals.

Jesse Nye (24 disposals and 17 tackles) and Jake Wigzell (31 disposals and eight inside-50s) were South Adelaide’s best on a tough day for the Panthers.

Woodville-West Torrens overcame a quarter-time deficit to record a vital 45-point win over Norwood at The Parade.

The Redlegs piled on five first-quarter goals to establish a 24-point lead at the first break, with Mitchell Stevenson booting three majors.

However, the Eagles snapped into gear and kicked the next nine goals of the contest to take full control of the game, running out comfortable victors.

Jevan Phillipou was everywhere for the Eagles, booting six goals to go with 23 disposals and 11 marks in a best-on-ground display.

Norwood’s Jeff Rozenbilds accumulated 39 disposals and nine clearances for the home side while Stevenson finished with five majors.

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