Match Wraps

Round 2 SANFL U16 Match Wraps

Eagle Hunter Wellgreen breaks clear against West Adelaide. Picture - Peter Argent


Woodville-West Torrens defeated West Adelaide by 11 points in a tight affair at Hisense Stadium to record its first win of the SANFL U16 season.

Although the Eagles led for four quarters, the Bloods refused the back down as efficient goal-kicking kept them in the game.

Eagle forward Hunter Wellgreen’s three goals proved invaluable, as did midfielder Jack Leys’ 31 disposals and a goal.

Bloods defender Cameron Wildy finished with seven rebounds while Ryan McAulay managed 20 disposals and seven clearances.

West’s Jaxon Levins earns a clearance. Picture – Peter Argent

South’s Zemes Holmes assesses his options against Glenelg. Picture – Peter Argent

South Adelaide held on to claim a narrow seven-point victory over Glenelg under lights at Stratarama Stadium.

In a match which featured eight lead changes, Glenelg went into the half-time break with a six-point advantage courtesy of four goals to Max Atkin.

Atkin slotted his fifth just after the main break, but the Panthers’ midfielders got on top and a run of five goals in seven minutes in the third term proved the difference.

Prolific Panthers Archie Van Dyk (33 disposals, 15 marks and a goal), Kodah Edwards (24 disposals and two goals) and Cain Florance (26 disposals and two goals) capitalised on Mitch Clifton’s 34 hit-outs and continued their red hot start to the season.

Tiger midfielder Harvey Croker accumulated 30 disposals and a goal and teammate Jacob McNicol won a game-high eight clearances from his 29 disposals.

Glenelg’s Max Atkin celebrates one of his five goals against South. Picture – Peter Argent

Sturt’s Angas Mayse breaks clear against Norwood. Picture – Peter Argent

Sturt has emerged as premiership favourite after it easily defeated Norwood by 116 points at Thebarton Oval.

Forwards Ryan Davies and Tom Lindsay both kicked five goals and Carter Gallasch added four as the Double Blues led from the first bounce until the final siren.

Sturt’s ruck duo of Griffin James and Jonah Lagana dominated around the ground, both winning over 20 hit-outs to provide on-ballers Will Ekberg (24 disposals and 17 clearances) and Naite Slade (28 disposals and six inside-50s) with first use.

The Redlegs were held goalless to half-time for the second straight week, but Charlie Best flew the flag and battled hard in the midfield, laying 11 tackles.


Norwood’s Mason Tambe has the ball on a string. Picture – Peter Argent

Two of the competition’s brightest stars went head-to-head but it was North Adelaide who cruised to a 28-point win over Central District at X Convenience Oval.

Memphis Webb was everywhere for the Roosters, gathering 34 disposals and 11 marks and booting five goals in attack as North led at every break.

Meanwhile, talented Bulldog Dougie Cochrane did all he could to try and will his team over the line, finishing with 39 disposals, 15 marks and a goal.

The Roosters were efficient in-front of goal as they inflicted the reigning premier’s second loss to start the season.

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