Match Wraps

Round 4 SANFL U16 Match Wraps

West's Angus Hooper was a key contributor in the Bloods' win against Norwood. Picture - Peter Argent


West Adelaide recorded its first win of the SANFL U16 season with a strong 72-point victory over Norwood at The Parade on Friday night.

The home side took a slender lead into the quarter-time break, but it was all red and black from then as the Bloods put the foot down and kicked away.

Jeremy Moss was the main man in attack for West, booting five goals, while Laurence Andriani gathered 30 disposals, 13 tackles and 10 clearances.

Charlie Best (29 disposals and seven clearances) was the only Redleg to record over 20 possessions on the night, and ruckman Michael Owen battled hard against West Adelaide’s talls.


Norwood’s Aden Knowles juggles a mark. Picture – Peter Argent

Sturt’s Naite Slade, son of Central premiership player Matt Slade, shows off his evasive skills. Picture – Peter Argent

Sturt jumped to the top of the ladder on percentage thanks to a 34-point win over the previously undefeated North Adelaide at Thebarton Oval.

The Double Blues took a 12-point lead into the first change, and never gave the Roosters a sniff, holding the red and whites at bay all day.

In a well-rounded performance, the stoppage nous of Naite Slade (seven clearances) and forward-50 work of Tom Lindsay (15 disposals and three goals) stood out for Sturt.

North Adelaide’s Memphis Webb was again prolific, accumulating 29 disposals and 10 tackles in the loss.


North’s Zackariah Young looks to handball. Picture – Peter Argent

After a slow start to the season, reigning premier Central District made it two wins in a row courtesy of a 23-point triumph over South Adelaide at X Convenience Oval.

The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, leading at each change to secure a valuable two points.

Dougie Cochrane (33 disposals including 31 kicks) was typically influential for Central, and he was well supported by Jack Gordon (26 disposals and a goal) in the middle and marking target Jordan Ruchs (three goals).

Cain Florence was the pick of the Panthers and continued his superb season with 29 disposals, six clearances and two goals.


Glenelg notched up an important victory by downing Woodville-West Torrens by 43 points at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

A run of nine-straight Tiger goals from late in the first term to late in the third made it a bridge too far for the Eagles.

Bays midfielders Harvey Croker and Jacob McNicol put on a show, both gathering 38 disposals – 12 more than the next highest.

Glenelg’s Gabriel Patterson finished with three goals from 14 disposals, while consistent Eagle Jack Leys managed 26 possessions.



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