Round 6 U18 Torrens University Cup Match Wraps

Central bigman Cody Gilchrist shrugs a tackle to fire out a handball. Picture - Peter Argent

Central District stormed home in the final quarter to bank an impressive 12-point win in Round 6 of the U18 Torrens University Cup at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Trailing by 14 points at the last change, the Bulldogs piled on 6.4 to the Eagles’ 2.2 in the fourth term to register their second win of the season.

Tresore Ndolimana, Ethan Scholz and Joseph Fenwick were all recognised by Central’s coaches as being strong contributors while William O’Brien kicked five goals for the visitors.

Prolific Eagles pair Mattaes Phillipou (33 disposals, nine marks) and Adam D’Aloia (31 disposals, nine clearances and a goal) again led the way for their side.


Eagle Mattaes Phillipou takes a mark opposed to Central’s Brodie Tuck. Picture – Peter Argent

Sturt solidified its place in the top four with a convincing 44-point win against Norwood at The Parade.

Leading at each change, the Double Blues welcomed back Nick Sadler from senior duty and the silky midfielder was a dominant figure with 23 disposals and three goals.

Fellow midfielder Cormac Dwyer registered a team high 28 possessions and nine clearances while Luca Slade, the son of former Bulldog Matt, tallied 21 disposals and two goals for the visitors.

Norwood’s Tyson Walls battled hard for the hosts with 32 possessions as teammates Damon Pitt and Tyson Pratt kicked two goals each.


Sturt’s Nick Sadler made a return to U18 ranks to collect 23 disposals and kick three goals. Picture – Peter Argent

North Adelaide narrowly kept its unblemished run in tact with an eight-point win against West Adelaide at Hisense Stadium.

Stretching their unbeaten record to 6-0, the Roosters overcame inaccurate kicking for goal after booting 1.8 in the final term.

North ball magnets Kelsey Rypstra and Billy Dowling racked up 67 disposals between them to control the centre square while Max Blacker was influential with 28 possessions and three goals.

West’s Tyson Coe (32 possessions, six clearances) and Will Patton (25 disposals) were unable to prevent their team’s third loss for the season.


Glenelg jumped to the top of the U18 Torrens University Cup table with a commanding 51-point win against South Adelaide at ACH Group Stadium.

Registering a whopping 77 more handballs than the Panthers, the Tigers extended their unbeaten run by leading comfortably at each break.

Tiger Captain Ben Ridgway (21 disposals, eight marks) was highly-rated by his coaches, together with teammates Will Trevena (21 disposals) and Ethan Murdock (four goals).

South’s Dylan Miller was adjudged his team’s best player while Blake Rodrigues (13 disposals, one goal) and Will Verrall (14 disposals, one goal) were also lauded.

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