Match Wraps

Round 3 SANFL U16 Match Wraps

South's Kodah Edwards breaks away with a centre clearance. Picture - Peter Argent


South Adelaide remains unbeaten after it secured a vital four-point win over Sturt at Thebarton Oval in Round 3 of the SANFL U16s.

In a hotly-contested match, the Double Blues took a six-point lead into half-time and then doubled the margin at the final change.

However, the Panthers kicked three final-quarter goals to seal an important win against strong opposition and move into second on the ladder by percentage.

South’s midfield was again dominant, with Archie Van Dyk (34 disposals and 11 clearances) excelling at stoppages and Kodah Edwards (32 disposals and nine marks) kicking what would prove to be the match-winning goal.

Consistent defender Jack Davies managed 11 rebound 50s for Sturt and Lachie Werts kicked three goals.

Sturt’s Tom Lindsay hauls in a one-handed mark. Picture – Peter Argent

North’s Ethan Herbert looks to reel the ball in with one hand. Picture – Peter Argent

North Adelaide rose to the top of the table after defeating Woodville-West Torrens by 23 points at Prospect Oval.

The Roosters kicked the first five goals of the match, then weathered a strong Eagles fightback in the second term to take the premiership points.

North Adelaide midfielder Memphis Webb continued his promising form by gathering 29 disposals, six marks and a goal, and ruckman Ethan Herbert won 26 hit outs to go with 19 touches around the ground.

Hunter Wellgreen kicked three goals for Woodville-West Torrens and midfielder Jack Leys was prolific with 28 disposals and seven inside 50s.

Eagles’ Hamish Wildbore leads the race to the ball. Picture – Peter Argent

Central District made a strong statement by defeating West Adelaide by 106 points at Hisense Stadium.

Winless coming into the Round 3 clash, the reigning premier started well by kicking 14 of the first 15 goals to put the result beyond doubt early in the game.

Talented Bulldog Dougie Cochrane accumulated 26 disposals and seven marks while forwards Jesse Paul (four goals), Charlie Moss (three) and Jordan Ruchs (three) all had plenty of opportunities in front of goal.

Captain Ryan McAulay was one of just three goal kickers for the Bloods, who will be eager to claim their first win of the season against Norwood in Round 4.


Glenelg easily accounted for Norwood by 56 points at The Parade.

The Tigers were in control of the contest from start to finish, with Max Atkin, Will Attiwill and Gabriel Patterson each kicking three goals.

Glenelg midfielder Harvey Croker accumulated 33 disposals and fellow onballer Jacob McNicol gathered 28 disposals and seven clearances.

Kai Ivins battled tirelessly for the Redlegs, winning a game-high eight clearances, and teammate Charlie Best laid 12 tackles in the loss.

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