Match Wraps

Round 2 SANFL U18 Match Wraps

Glenelg's Lucas Camporeale breaks clear of South's Benny Barrett. Picture - Peter Argent

Glenelg and South players appeal to the umpire as Ned McCarthy is awarded the mark at the final siren. Picture – Peter Argent


Two last-gasp goals booted by Glenelg’s Ned McCarthy in the final two minutes of the game gave his side a dramatic six-point SANFL U18 win against South Adelaide at Stratarama Stadium.

Having kicked his first major of the match inside the final minute, McCarthy followed up with another after juggling a mark on the final siren before making the most of a 25m to nail a simple set shot.

Glenelg’s Ben Camporeale was a strong contributor with 22 disposals, seven clearances and seven tackles while teammates Patrick Hutchins (17 disposals, two goals) and Tom Corcoran (14 disposals) were also influential.

A heart-broken South Adelaide listed creative midfielders Phoenix Hargrave (22 disposals, two goal) and Benny Barrett (23 disposals, 10 clearances) as its best performers, together with Thomas Simpson (16 disposals, one goal).



South’s Clay Shadforth soars high for a marking attempt. Picture – Peter Argent

Eagle Tarik Sauer had a significant influence. Picture – Peter Argent

A stunning performance from Woodville-West Torrens’ Jevan Phillipou has propelled his team to a comfortable 69-point win against West Adelaide at Hisense Stadium.

Phillipou, the younger brother of emerging St Kilda utility Mattaes, racked up an incredible 25 disposals and 14 marks, while also hitting the scoreboard with four goals as the Eagles led at every change.

Tarik Sauer (23 disposals), Zac Schwarz (28 disposals, one goal) and Isaac Edwards (17 disposals) also proved difficult for the Bloods to curtail.

The hosts had Carter Wright, Thomas Kain (18 disposals) and Ky Burgoyne (18 disposals) battling hard against the tide.


Eagles captain Harry Dodd had 26 disposals and two goals. Picture – Peter Argent

A barnstorming six-goal start to the contest catapulted Sturt to a convincing 50-point win against Norwood at Thebarton Oval.

Booting the opening six goals in succession, the Double Blues weren’t troubled as they led at every change and engineered a difference-making inside 50m count of 49 to 37.

Sturt’s Jacob Moiler, Gil Wakelin – the son of Power premiership defender Darryl – and Connor Mills did the damage for their side.

Norwood officials praised the efforts of Ned Bowman (15 disposals, three goals), Levi Johnston (22 disposals) and Jim Kelly (20 disposals).


Norwood’s Jeff Rozenbilds has his eyes on the Sherrin with Sturt’s Connor Mills in pursuit. Picture – Peter Argent

Central District hung on for a nail-biting two-point victory against North Adelaide at X Convenience Oval.

Leading by 20 points at the final change, the Bulldogs suddenly found themselves behind by a point when Rooster Tom Tasker kicked truly 19 minutes into the last quarter.

But behinds to Jesse Kurtz and Aidan Schubert (two in succession) pushed the hosts across the line as Riley McDonald and Tallan Rosenzweig (12 disposals, four goals) shone.

The visitors were well served by last round’s MVP nominee Sam Cumming (32 dispsoals), Tasker (23 dispsoals, four goals) and Owen Kalic (20 disposals, one goal).

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