Match Wraps

Round 4 Torrens University SANFL U16 Match Wraps

West's Harper Ryan, younger brother of Bloods League midfielder Kobe Ryan, collected 17 disposals and two goals. Picture - Peter Argent


West Adelaide jumped into the Torrens University SANFL U16s top-four with a 20-point triumph over Central District at Hisense Stadium.

The Bloods had the momentum for much of the first half before a Bulldogs comeback saw scores level at the final change.

However, West rallied to claim its second win of the year, with Patrick Amber (31 disposals and a goal), Jaylen Sochacki (25 disposals) and Jonty Klemm (three goals) impressive for the home side.

Dougie Cochrane was sensational for the Bulldogs, booting five goals, with Joshua Reichelt (31 disposals and 10 rebounds) solid across half-back.

Central’s Jaden Pasin celebrates a goal. Picture – Peter Argent

Woodville-West Torrens made it two wins in a row by defeating Norwood by 19-points at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

The Eagles kicked seven goals to one in the first term in a clinical showing, and held off the Redlegs for the remainder of the contest.

Boasting nine goal kickers, including five players booting multiple goals, the hosts had Logan Hughes and Khye Maddern kicking three apiece.

Brock Jamieson was terrific, accumulating 27 disposals and two goals, with Will Prescott (17 disposals and four goals) and Robert Varcoe (three goals and 10 tackles) among Norwood’s best performers.

Eagle Hayden Willmott kicks clear in traffic. Picture – Peter Argent

A bag of five goals from Sturt forward Gill Wakelin helped Sturt keep its undefeated start to 2023 alive with a 25-point win against North Adelaide at Prospect Oval.

Wakelin, the son of Port Adelaide premiership defender Darryl Wakelin, started well by kicking two goals in the first term as the Double Blues gained the ascendancy.

It was a battle of the hyphens in the midfield, with North’s Blake Oudshoorn-Bennier (31 disposals, nine clearances and a goal) and Sturt’s Noah Roberts-Thomson (27 disposals, eight clearances and two goals) both excellent for their respective sides.

Charlie Dickeson (28 disposals and two goals) was also among the ball-winners for North, so-to Louis Kellaway (24 disposals and seven clearances) for Sturt.

Glenelg overcame a slow start to consolidate its position in the top-four with a 19-point win over South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

South got the jump but the Bays quickly pegged them back in the second term to wrestle the game back on their terms.

The Tigers had an even-spread of contributors, with Darby Fitzgerald kicking three goals in the victory and Timothy Alver and Max Sweet playing well through the midfield.

Cameron Woods was the leading possession-getter for South Adelaide, finishing with 28, with the consistent Jesse Nye (23 disposals) also finding the footy.

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