Round 5 U16 Torrens University Cup Match Wraps

Central's Brodie Wills is tackled hard. Picture - Peter Swan


Sturt’s direct style of play via foot played a role in it holding off Central District by 13 points in Round 5 of the U16 Torrens University Cup at Wigan Oval.

Never able to extend their lead by more than 21 points, the Double Blues had 29 more kicks but 18 fewer handballs than the Bulldogs’ yet managed 11 more inside 50m entries.

The hosts’ Jasper Maher (18 disposals, one goal), Wil Thomas (18 disposals, three goals) and Kobee Dabinett (17 disposals, one goal) played significant roles in their third victory of the season.

Central’s Tom Cochrane (16 disposals, three goals), Riley McDonald (18 disposals, five clearances) and Tallan Rosenzweig (14 disposals) were among their side’s stronger performers.

Sturt’s Jasper Maher launches into a left-foot kick. Picture – Peter Swan

West Adelaide broke through for its first win of the 2022 campaign by trumping Norwood by 34 points at Hisense Stadium.

Desperate for a victory after four consecutive losses to start the season, the Bloods set up their result in the second term before producing a 4.4 to 0.1 final term against the Redlegs.

West forward Noah Baker asserted himself on the contest with a match-defining haul of five goals and five tackles while William Ashton (29 disposals) and Carter Wright (14 handballs) also lent great support.

Norwood’s Kane Halpenny chalked up a team high 31 possessions and six clearances while teammate Jeff Rozenbilds had 31 to go with his two goals and eight marks.

North Adelaide was able to hold a fast-finishing South Adelaide at bay to record an 11-point win at Flinders University Stadium.

Seemingly coasting to a comfortable win with a 37-point lead at the last change, the Roosters then conceded 6.3 while only managing 2.1 in the fourth quarter to cling on to the premiership points.

North’s three highest disposal-winners – Blake Oudshorn-Bennier (28), Owen Kalic (25 and three goals), and Louie Montgomery (24 and two goals) – were lauded by their coaches for outstanding displays.

South’s Jake Agnew (17 disposals), Tyson Roberts (16 disposals) and Cameron Woods all played major roles in their team’s brave comeback.



A sensational six-goal second term catapulted Glenelg toward a 58-point win against Woodville-West Torrens at ACH Group Stadium.

Opening up a 22-point lead at the first change, the Bays set up their raid of the premiership points by slamming on 6.1 to the Eagles’ 1.2 in the second stanza.

Glenelg’s Max Disbury was ranked his team’s best performer while Henry McKinnon (19 disposals) and Charlie McAuliffe (27 disposals, seven marks) were also highly-rated.

Eagles’ Kade Herbert (20 disposals), Harry Dodd (28 disposals, six tackles) and Brodie Harris did their best to stifle the Tigers but it was to no avail as they fell to their second loss of the season.


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