Round 3 U18 Torrens University Cup Wrap


Norwood survived a late North Adelaide comeback to record a hard-fought 11-point win at Coopers Stadium.

Seemingly in control with a five-goal lead at the final change, the Redlegs could manage just three behinds in the fourth term as the Roosters charged home with 3.4.

But it wasn’t enough as the hosts had Matthew Dnistriasnky (28 disposals, 12 marks) and Riley Verrall (27 disposals, six marks) make significant contributions.

North pair Blayne O’Loughlin and Hugh Jackson racked up 63 disposals between them while Crows NGA prospect Isaac Keeler booted two goals.



Norwood’s Riley Verrall looks to dish out a handball. Picture – Peter Argent

A seven-goal haul from Eagle Lukas Cooke was enough for his team to claim a 16-point victory against South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

The talented tall forward kicked an accurate 7.1 to go with his 19 disposals and seven marks as the visitors led at every change against the Panthers.

Mattaes Phillipou racked up 34 disposals for the Eagles while Dustin Launer had 26 with his seven tackles and seven clearances.

South’s strong-bodied midfielder Matt Roberts was a standout for his team with 37 possessions, nine marks, eight tackles and five clearances.

A rampaging 10-goal second-half gave Glenelg a 70-point victory against Central District at ACH Group Stadium.

Leading by 25 points at half-time, the Tigers piled on 10.6 to the Bulldogs’ 2.9 to gain valuable percentage at the top of the ladder.

The two Harrys were prominent for the Bays, with Harry Tunkin chalking up 27 touches and eight clearances while Harry McInnes slotted four goals.

Central’s Shay Linke didn’t throw in the towel, registering 26 disposals, eight marks, seven tackles and five clearances.

West Adelaide produced an even team performance in its comfortable 38-point win against Sturt at Hisense Stadium.

As many as eight Bloods players registered no less than 20 disposals as nine had their names listed on the goal scoring list.

Dylan White collected 31 possessions, seven marks and two goals for the hosts while Tyson Coe also booted two majors to go with his 22 disposals.

The Double Blues, who had 13 less scoring shots, were best served by Brad Jefferies with 27 possessions while Felix Packer booted four goals.

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