Round 6 Torrens University SANFL U18 Match Wraps

South ruckman Taylor Goad celebrates a goal with teammate Benny Barrett. Picture - Peter Argent

A strong aerial display from South Adelaide propelled it toward a 53-point win against West Adelaide in Round 6 of the Torrens University SANFL U18s at Hisense Stadium.

Leading at every change, the Panthers moved the ball well by foot en route to registering 119 marks to the Bloods’ 71 to keep in touch with the top-four.

South ruck Taylor Goad was an imposing figure in his team’s victory while teammates Lachlan Hamilton (20 disposals) and Blake Rodrigues (23 disposals) were also positive contributors.

The Bloods were within striking distance at half-time but ultimately, the efforts of Riley Hill, Jack Hutton and Will Patton (29 disposals, seven marks) weren’t enough to match the Panthers.

West’s Charlie Haysman looks to swing on to his left foot. Picture – Peter Argent

Eagle Archer Charles tallied 16 disposals in his team’s win against North. Picture – Peter Argent

Woodville-West Torrens overcame a goalless second term to grind out a 30-point win against North Adelaide at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Establishing an 18-point lead at the first break, the Eagles could only manage one more behind as they clung on to a 10-point advantage at the main change.

It proved to be enough as Shane Reardon’s charges held the Roosters to just one goal in the second half while piling on 4.7 to earn the premiership points.

Eagles Darcy Hudson, Jake Andrews and Tate Delmenico drew high praise from their coaches for playing their roles in earning the team’s third win of 2023.

North’s Tom Stevens was rated as his side’s best performer while Kane McAuliffe and Jed Dignan collected 21 disposals each for the visitors.


North’s Angus Tully looks to evade a nest of Eagles. Picture – Peter Argent

Not even inaccuracy prevented Sturt from holding off Central District by just three points in a thriller at X Convenience Oval.

Despite kicking one less goal than the Bulldogs, the Double Blues’ tally of 6.15 (51) was enough as the hosts threatened to steal the win with a goal to William O’Brien in the 21st minute of the fourth quarter.

Sturt captain Georgie Pope led the way for his side in the hard-fought triumph while Ted Newman (17 disposals) and Kobee Dabinett (20 disposals) also made their presence felt for the visitors.

Bulldogs’ prime movers Tom Giles (29 disposals) and Mitch McDonald (26 disposals) did their best to haul their team across the line together with bigman Jayden Matz (19 disposals, one goal).

Glenelg exploded after half-time to record a comfortable 46-point win against Norwood at The Parade.

Battling hard to edge in front by just nine points at half-time, the Bays clicked into gear after the main break to bang on 7.9 while restricting the Redlegs to just 2.2.

Tigers midfielder Lucas Camporeale, son of Carlton premiership wingman Scott Camporeale, enjoyed a day out while registering 39 disposals and 10 marks while his twin brother Ben and Bodie Ryan each racked up 25 possessions.

Norwood’s Jacob Jones ran tirelessly for his 26 disposals and eight tackles while Declan Tomney (16 disposals) and Latrelle Sumner-Pickett (14 disposals, two goals) helped keep the Redlegs in touch during the first half.


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