Match Wraps

Round 6 SANFL U18 Match Wraps

Glenelg's Charlie McAuliffe celebrates with teammate Patrick Hutchins. Picture - Peter Argent


Glenelg produced a stunning team performance which earned it a shock 90-point victory against Sturt in Round 6 of the SANFL U18s at Stratarama Stadium.

Despite being without the Camporeale twins – Ben and Lucas – who were with the AFL Academy, the Tigers bolted out of the blocks to lead at every change while restricting the Double Blues to just three goals for the contest.

Tigers Jack Wisneske (26 disposals), Charlie McAuliffe (21 disposals, three goals) and Max Disbury (18 disposals) were major influences behind a commanding 63-31 inside 50m count as Ned McCarthy (5.0) and Patrick Hutchins (4.1) hit the scoreboard.

Sturt’s Gill Wakelin, the son of Power premiership defender Darryl, did his best to stem the Tiger tide while Felix Katsaros (19 disposals) and Harry White also battled hard for the visitors.

Sturt’s Louis Kellaway, son of former Richmond defender Duncan Kellaway, flies high for a mark. Picture – Peter Argent

North’s Lachlan Faulkhead celebrates a goal. Picture – Peter Argent

North Adelaide’s ability to retain possession played a significant role in its 19-point win against Norwood at The Parade.

Recording 31 more marks than the Redlegs, the Roosters also had 66 more disposals as they outscored the hosts with nine more scoring shots.

Sam Cumming’s scintillating start to the season continued for the visitors as he collected 32 disposals, four clearances and five tackles while Oliver Francou (22 disposals, seven clearances) and Henry Turner also played crucial roles in the win.

Norwood’s efficiency in front of goal kept it in the contest but ultimately the efforts of James van Wyk, Jacob Newton (19 disposals, three goals) and Jeff Rozenbilds weren’t enough to prevent defeat.

Norwood’s Luke Scott fires out a handball. Picture – Peter Argent

South’s Phoenix Hargrave celebrates. Picture – Peter Argent

South Adelaide recorded its first win of the season in fine style by romping to a 97-point victory against West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium. 

The Panthers’ appeared to release their frustrations on the Bloods by slamming on nine goals in each half while restricting the visitors to just three majors for the afternoon.

Prolific South midfielder Phoenix Hargrave enjoyed his day at the office with 35 disposals, 12 marks and two goals while teammates Dakota Sterzl (20 disposals, 13 marks, four goals) and Jesse Nye (18 disposals) had a positive impact.

West rated Ben Jefferies, Thomas Kain and Jonty Koehne as its best performers as it seeks to regroup in search of its opening victory for 2024.

West’s Jonty Koehne takes on South’s Thomas Simpson. Picture – Peter Argent

Central District’s Dyson Sharp left a major imprint on the outcome of his side’s 30-point win against Woodville-West Torrens at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Continuing to look anything but a bottom-age player this season, Sharp was everywhere as he accumulated 34 disposals, 11 clearances, 12 tackles, six marks and two goals.

Together with Bulldog teammates Charlie Nicholls (four goals) and Lachlan Giles, Sharp helped orchestrate a strong finish which yielded 6.1 to the Eagles’ 2.0 in the final term.

The fast-starting Eagles listed Jack Cook, Lachlan Lucas and Jevan Phillipou as the players who worked hard throughout the match.

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