Match Wraps

Round 2 Torrens University SANFL U16 Match Wraps

North's Lachlan Gardner has his eyes fixed on the ball. Picture - Peter Argent


North Adelaide was given an almighty scare from a fast-finishing West Adelaide but held on to win its Round 2 Torrens University SANFL U16s clash by 14 points at Hisense Stadium.

West kicked just four goals up to three-quarter time to North’s 11, but the Bloods kicked five unanswered goals in the final term to make the Roosters work for the victory.

Sam Cumming had a day out in the red and white, gathering 42 disposals with Blake Oudshoorn-Bennier (38 disposals) and Jay Saunders (four goals) helping the Roosters to their first win of the year.

Midfielder Patrick Amber was West’s best, collecting 31 disposals, 10 clearances and a goal.


West’s Fletcher Dillon juggles his mark. Picture – Peter Argent

Norwood stormed home to defeat the Eagles by 17 points at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval in a classic tale of two halves.

The Eagles got the jump and dominated early, but the Redlegs pilled on six goals-to-two in the second-half to take the points.

Redleg Jack Hayter was a force to be reckoned with in the middle, managing 36 disposals and nine inside 50s, with Toby Callow also prolific and Will Prescott slotting four majors.

Owen Hartley-Brown, Brock Jamieson and Lachlan Sands all booted two goals for Woodville-West Torrens.


Norwood’s Toby Callow flies high for a mark. Picture – Peter Argent

The Double Blues remain the only unbeaten side after Round 2 following a 20-point win against Glenelg at Thebarton Oval.

In a tight affair which saw five lead-changes, Sturt’s four-goal-to-two final term propelled it to victory.

Sturt forward Gill Wakelin, the son of Power premiership defender Darryl Wakelin, continued his strong start to the season by booting four goals, so too Kalen Russell (22 disposals) and Harley Barker (20 disposals and two goals).

Timothy Alver (29 disposals) found plenty of the ball for the Bays through the middle and Harry Hosking managed 10 rebound-50s across half-back.


Sturt’s Blake Thredgold takes a towering mark. Picture – Peter Argent

Central District recorded its first win of the season with an 18-point win against South Adelaide at X Convenience Oval.

Bulldogs forwards Dougie Cochrane and Jaden Pasin gave the Panthers’ defenders headaches, kicking six and three goals respectively.

The ‘Dogs were well-led by the brilliant ball-winning of Dyson Sharp (37 disposals and 13 marks) and Joshua Reichelt (34 disposals and eight tackles) in the midfield and looked in control of the game throughout.

Kodah Edwards was one of South’s best, accumulating 24 touches and kicking a goal, with Hudson Voigt and Cameron Woods also solid for the Panthers.

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