Round 16 Torrens University SANFL U16 Match Wraps

Sturt's Brandon Smith leads Eagle Jack Mumford to the ball. Picture - Peter Argent

Eagles Owen Hartley-Brown fires out a handball. Picture – Peter Argent


A standout performance from Sturt midfielder Noah Roberts-Thomson helped Sturt to a 71-point win over Woodville-West Torrens in Round 16 of the Torrens University SANFL U16s at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Ladder-leaders since Round 2, the Double Blues made a quick start and established a seven-goal margin by half-time.

The lead would prove impenetrable, Roberts-Thomson starring with 38 disposals and eight clearances and Ryan Davies booting four majors.

James Chalubek battled hard for the Eagles and Jack Cook, the son of former Crow Tim Cook, gathered 27 disposals, six tackles and seven rebound 50s.

Sturt ruck Blake Thredgold breaks clear. Picture – Peter Argent

West Adelaide survived a late South Adelaide fightback to claim a two-point win at Hisense Stadium.

Although the Bloods controlled much of the game, the Panthers booted four of the last five goals to almost steal the victory.

Bloods duo Jaylen Sochacki (27 disposals and two goals) and Joseph Raphael (27 disposals and ten clearances) were prolific and helped West gain the valuable premiership points.

Cameron Woods performed well for the Panthers, accumulating a game-high 29 touches and 11 marks.

Glenelg overcame inaccurate goal kicking to defeat North Adelaide by nine points at Stratarama Stadium.

The match was hotly-contested and neither team managed to gain a comfortable ascendancy, with scores level at three quarter-time.

Three goals within a four-minute period of the final term, including two to Max Atkin, was enough to seal the Bays’ win.

Glenelg was well-served by Harry Hosking (29 disposals) and Caleb Tregenza (26 disposals) while ruckman Jesse Royans (16 hit-outs and three contested marks) was a strong aerial presence.

The ever-reliable North Adelaide trio of Sam Cumming, Charlie Dickeson and Blake Oudshoorn-Bennier were all impressive for the Roosters.

Norwood returned to the winners list with a comfortable 38-point victory over Central District at X Convenience Oval.

Despite coming off four consecutive losses, the Redlegs made a strong start before running away with the game.

In a game where Norwood had plenty of strong performers, the efforts of Jim Kelly (35 disposals and 16 marks), Jeff Rozenbilds (33 disposals) and Mitchell Stevenson (three goals) stood out.

Bulldog Aidan Schubert kicked two goals from 16 disposals and teammates Jed Laycock and Joshua Reichelt both finished with 23 disposals.

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