Round 7 SANFL Snapshot – Sunday

Glenelg's Luke Partington in full stride. Picture - Scott Starkey

Compiled by Zac Milbank

Glenelg kept its unblemished record in tact by earning a comfortable 40-point win against South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

Former Tiger Bryce Gibbs kicked the first goal of the game for South after earning three disposals from the first bounce inside the opening 30 seconds but from there, the visitors took control of the contest.

Brett Hand’s Bays then slammed on the next five goals in succession to ensure they would lead at for the rest of the match and by as much as 44 points at the final change.

South closed to within seven points after a Liam Fitt behind in the opening minute of the third term but from there, Glenelg went on another scoring spree, this time six goals in a row to take a stranglehold on the contest.

Glenelg’s efficiency inside 50m was outstanding considering it had 21 fewer inside 50 entries than the hosts yet managed 10 more scoring shots from as many as 10 goal scorers.

The scoring spread made life difficult for the Panthers to defend as Liam McBean booted three goals while Marlon Motlop, Lachie Hosie and Darcy Bailey kicked two each.

Tiger co-captains Chris Curran and Max Proud set up plenty of play to register 32 and 23 disposals respectively while also taking a combined tally of 19 marks.

Luke Partington (25 disposals, 7 tackles and five clearances), Matt Allen (24 disposals, 12 marks and a goal) and Brett Turner (24 disposals and nine tackles) were all industrious as eight Tigers registered at least 20 touches.

For South, Gibbs worked hard for 31 possessions and 11 clearances while Joe Haines had 26 disposals and 10 marks as veteran Joel Cross had 23 disposals and two goals, including one featured in the clip below from 55m.


South’s Jake Tarca takes flight without the ball. Picture – Scott Starkey

Glenelg’s Lachie Hosie has the sit for a high mark. Picture – Peter Argent

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