Match Wraps

Round 3 SANFL U18 Match Wraps

Promising Eagles tall Tom Luck takes a one-handed mark. Picture - Peter Argent

Norwood’s Noah Daw assesses his options. Picture – Peter Argent


Woodville-West Torrens has rocketed to the top of the SANFL U16 premiership table after a convincing 56-point win against Norwood at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Still unbeaten with a healthy percentage of 65.2, the Eagles were never seriously troubled by the Redlegs as they led at every change while also earning 68 more disposals for the match.

Eagles’ prime movers Tate Delmenico (21 disposals, 12 marks), Jack Cook (27 disposals) and captain Harry Dodd (21 disposals) were dominant as Jett Hasting booted three goals.

Norwood’s Jake Hill collected 24 disposals and booted two goals while teammate Ned Bowman kicked two goals and took an incredible overhead mark midway during the final quarter.


Central’s Matt Leray (right) celebrates with teammate Ryan Lane-Ellis. Picture – Peter Argent

Central District negotiated a late surge from Sturt to hold on for a 16-point win at Thebarton Oval.

Leading at every change and seemingly headed for victory, the Bulldogs suddenly found their lead cut to just two points when Jasper Maher kicked truly for the Double Blues in the 15th minute of the final term.

But consecutive majors booted by Enrique Mazzeo and Tallan Rosenzweig ensured Kyle Jenner’s charges would secure the victory, as Ryan Ellis-Lane (36 disposals) and Dyson Sharp (32 disposals) found plenty of the ball.

Sturt had Jett Dahlitz lead the way on the stats sheet with 20 disposals while Ned Atkinson continues to hit the scoreboard, kicking 3.3 to go with his 17 disposals and six marks.

Sturt’s Kobee Dabinett looks to handball. Picture – Peter Argent

North Adelaide midfielder Sam Cumming continues to set the SANFL U16 competition alight after another stunning display set up a 16-point win against West Adelaide at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

After earning the Round 1 SANFL U16 MVP nomination, Cumming racked up a game-high 31 possessions and seven marks while also hitting the scoreboard with two goals for the Roosters.

Cumming’s teammates Louie Montgomery (18 disposals) and Evan Bradley (14 disposals, three goals) were also instrumental in securing the premiership points.

West was well served by Ky Burgoyne – the son of Port and Hawthorn star Shaun Burgoyne – with 21 disposals while Lachlan Slattery and Lucas White (18 disposals, 10 marks) worked hard to swing the momentum.

North’s Sam Cumming has been in red hot form to start the SANFL U18 season. Picture – Peter Argent

Glenelg burst out of the blocks to secure a comfortable 29-point win against South Adelaide at Thebarton Oval.

Booting the opening five goals of the contest, the Tigers also restricted the Panthers to just one behind in the first quarter en route to securing their third in succession.

Silky left-footer Lucas Camporeale did plenty of damage with his 23 disposals while teammates Harry Ramm and Angus Clarke also received praise from the Bays’ coaching staff.

South’s consistent ball magnet Phoenix Hargrave tallied 23 possessions and a goal as his captain Jacob Sheean (20 disposals) and Cohen Shortridge (19 disposals and a goal) also battled valiantly.


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