Match Wraps

Round 5 Torrens University SANFL U18 Match Wraps

Eagles goalsneak Harrison Carroll leapfrogs his Glenelg opponents. Picture - Peter Argent


Woodville-West Torrens kept in touch with the Torrens University SANFL U18 top-four with a vital 15-point win against Glenelg at Stratarama Stadium.

The Eagles’ second win of the season ensures they remain just one victory behind the fourth-placed Bays but had they lost, would have slumped to a concerning 1-4 win-loss record.

Instead, their season is well on track after leading at every change against the reigning premier, recording a significant inside 50 differential of 58 to 36.

Eagle Kade Herbert was outstanding with 31 disposals, five clearances, seven tackles and three goals to be best afield while fellow midfielders Brody Mair (28 disposals, six clearances) and Pat Toole (17 disposals, two goals) were also influential.

Glenelg praised Harry Ramm for his effort throughout the contest while Charlie McAuliffe (26 disposals, one goal) and Anders McShane (25 disposals) also battled valiantly.

Glenelg’s James Dutton takes a strong pack mark. Picture – Peter Argent

North’s Luke Harvey, the younger brother of Roosters’ League star Mitch Harvey, streaks forward against Norwood. Picture – Peter Argent

North Adelaide booted the first four goals of the game en route to a comfortable 44-point win against Norwood at Prospect Oval.

Establishing an 18-point lead at the first change, the Roosters extended it to 32 by half-time while restricting the Redlegs to just three goals in the first half.

North’s Henry Wicks shone with his two-way play, racking up 27 disposals and a goal while also laying 15 tackles.

Roosters’ teammates Angus Tully (27 disposals, one goals) and Kalan Caputo (three goals) proved difficult for the visitors to curtail.

Norwood’s two Jacobs flew the red and blue flag for four quarters, Jacob Newton tallying 26 disposals, 10 clearances and a goal while Jacob Jones finished with 24 disposals and a goal.

Norwood’s Jacob Newton breaks away from stoppage. Picture – Peter Argent

Central District lifted itself into outright first on the Torrens University SANFL U18 ladder with a 38-point win against Sturt at Wigan Oval.

Now the only team boasting a 4-1 win-loss record after five rounds, the Bulldogs led at every change while dominating the stoppages with a 38 to 22 advantage at the clearances.

Round 4 Torrens University MVP Trent Tattoli continued his eye-catching touch with 24 disposals and eight clearances while Will McCabe (31 disposals, nine marks) and James Noack (13 disposals) also drew attention from Central’s coaching staff.

Sturt’s Brodie Maloney and Thomas McCourt played their roles in positive fashion while Declan Gladigau chimed in with 21 disposals, six marks and a goal.


South Adelaide had no shortage of scoreboard contributors as it engineered a 21-point win against West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

As many as 11 Panthers logged their names on the goal kickers list as Jack Delean (four) and Jake Agnew (three) booted seven majors between them.

Star South midfielders Sid Draper (32 disposals, 12 clearances, one goal) and Phoenix Hargrave (24 disposals, one goal) were in the thick of the action again while Ryan Pearsons was a positive contributor with 17 possessions and a goal.

Suddenly laden with an 0-5 win-loss record, the Bloods had Kade Hilton (three goals, 17 disposals), Jordan Gadaleta and Will Patton (22 disposals, one goal, seven tackles) fight hard to the final siren.

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