Match Wraps

Round 5 SANFL U16 Match Wraps

Sturt's Griffin James prepares to send his team forward. Picture - Peter Argent


A strong first half ensured Sturt left Stratarama Stadium with the points following a 20-point SANFL U16 win over Glenelg.

The Double Blues took a three-goal lead into the first break and extended their lead to 32 points by half-time.

Although Glenelg lifted in the second half, the deficit proved a bridge too far, ensuring Sturt remain on top of the ladder by percentage.

Ryan Davies booted three goals from 19 disposals for the victors, while Jacob McNicol was the best of the Tigers with 30 disposals and nine inside-50s.



Glenelg’s Joey Ottoson-Crossling kicked two goals. Picture – Peter Argent

Central’s Charlie Moss shrugs a tackle. Picture – Peter Argent

A dominant Central District proved too strong for Woodville-West Torrens, victorious by 65 points at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

The Bulldogs kept the Eagles scoreless in the opening term to establish an early lead, and were never challenged on the scoreboard.

Central midfielder Jack Gordon kicked two goals from his 34 disposals and teammate Dougie Cochrane accumulated 28 disposals and took 10 marks.

Ruckman Jack Marks won 24 hit-outs for the Eagles, and Jack Leys managed 26 disposals and a goal for the hosts.


Eagle Jack Southwood breaks clear. Picture – Peter Argent

A stunning display from prolific midfielder Archie Van Dyk helped South Adelaide defeat West Adelaide by 16 points at Flinders University Stadium.

Van Dyk helped himself to 43 disposals, 10 clearances and eight marks as the Panthers overcame a nine-point quarter time lead to collect the two points.

Cain Florance and Kodah Edwards also found plenty of the ball for South, while Zemes Holmes (three) and Angus White (two) kicked multiple goals.

The work of Ryan McAulay (23 disposals and seven tackles) stood out for the Bloods, and Cameron Wildy (24 disposals and 11 rebound-50s) provided plenty of rebound from defence.


North Adelaide returned to the winners list in style thanks to a 98-point victory over Norwood at The Parade.

A 31-point half-time lead had the Roosters on track to victory, then a 13-goal second-half blitz ensured they gained a valuable percentage boost.

There were no shortage of standout performances from the red and whites, with Memphis Webb gathering 29 disposals and three goals, Ethan Zagar Jones booting five goals and Archie Simpson kicking four majors.

Charlie Best flew the flag on a tough day for the Redlegs, gathering a team-high 18 disposals.

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