By ZAC MILBANK
A stunning six-goal second term propelled Woodville-West Torrens to a vital 48-point win against North Adelaide at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.
Now nestling just inside the top four of the U16 Torrens University Cup ladder, the Eagles increased their quarter-time lead from 21 points to 49 at the main change after kicking six of the seven goals scored after the first break.
Eagles Jett Hasting (28 disposals), Raymond Sumner (19 disposals, one goal) and Lachlan Lucas (24 disposals) were instrumental in earning their ninth win of the season.
North pair Tom Tasker (29 disposals, one goal) and Owen Kalic (32 disposals) did their best to ensure the hosts wouldn’t have it their own way.
Sturt kept in touch with the top-four with an upset 18-point triumph against South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.
Putting the Panthers under early scoreboard pressure by kicking an accurate 9.1 in the first half, the Double Blues also made the most of having 10 more inside 50 entries than the hosts.
Fergus Kempe played his role impressively for the visitors while Connor Mills (19 disposals) and Kobee Dabinett (17 disposals, one goal) were also industrious.
South’s Dakota Sterzl hit the scoreboard with three goals while Benny Barrett (21 disposals, one goal) and Jake Agnew (15 disposals, one goal) also battled valiantly.
Norwood worked hard for its fourth victory of the season after creeping over the line by 13 points against Central District at X Convenience Oval.
Trailing by 14 points at half-time, the Redlegs turned things in their favour during the all-important third term by kicking 3.3 to the Dogs’ one behind.
Red-and-blue ball-winners Ned Bowman (26 disposals), Charlie Lewis (22 disposals) and Kane Halfpenny (21 disposals) earned praise for their influence on the result.
Central’s coaching staff were most impressed with the performance of Jonte Reimann, Jesse Kurtz (18 disposals, one goal) and James Noack.
A sensational nine-goal haul from Glenelg’s Brock Summerhayes inspired his side to a rampaging 54-point win against West Adelaide at ACH Group Stadium.
The Bays’ spearhead was seemingly unstoppable in booting an accurate 9.2 from his 11 shots while also collecting 16 disposals and seven marks to be rated best afield.
Tiger teammates Kieran Scannell (22 disposals) and Ben Camporeale (26 disposals, two goals) were also key players in the percentage-boosting victory.
West’s Max Matheson, Ky Burgoyne – the son of Hawthorn and Port great Shaun Burgoyne – and Finn McArdle (12 disposals, three goals) did their best to stem the tide.
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