Match Wraps

Round 7 Torrens University SANFL U18 Match Wraps

Eagle Jedd Thomson looks to weave out of traffic against Sturt. Picture - Peter Argent


The presence of emerging forward Pat Weckert propelled Woodville-West Torrens to a powerful 73-point win against Sturt in Round 7 of the Torrens University SANFL U18s at Wigan Oval.

Having previously played in the Hostplus SANFL League, Weckert had an influence on the outcome by booting four goals from 17 disposals and 11 marks as the Eagles broke the contest open in the third quarter.

The visitors kicked a significant 10.10 to 1.3 after half-time to seal the result as midfielders Kade Herbert (25 disposals), Callum Fairall (24 disposals) and Brody Mair (20 disposals, one goal) drove the Eagles forward continually.

Sturt captain George Pope flew the flag for the hosts with 19 disposals, 14 tackles and two goals as he received solid support from Brodie Maloney and Declan Gladigau (18 disposals, one goal).

Sturt’s Lachlan Murphy makes his way through the mud. Picture – Peter Argent

Norwood’s Antony Mustaca has his eyes fixed on the ball. Picture – Peter Argent

A defensively-strong Norwood outfit held North Adelaide goalless for two quarters on its way to a 13-point win at Prospect Oval.

Keeping the Roosters to just three behinds in the second quarter and two behinds in the fourth term, the Redlegs were still able to conjure the victory despite having just 23 inside 50m entries.

Norwood’s Jacob Jones continued his rich vein of form with a game-high 34 disposals, eight clearances and seven tackles as teammates Connor Butcher (25 disposals) and William Rowlands (22 disposals, two goals) also proved difficult for the Roosters to curtail.

Tom Stevens was a sizeable presence for the hosts with 32 disposals, eight clearances and seven tackles while Blake Oudhoorn-Bennier (26 possessions) and Henry Turner (15 disposals) battled hard for North.

North’s Tom Stevens was his team’s highest disposal-winner with 32. Picture – Peter Argent

Exciting South Adelaide forward Jack Delean put on a show as his side cruised to a 121-point triumph against Glenelg at Stratarama Stadium.

A member of the AFL Academy, the Panthers’ livewire forward was a constant threat while booting a game-high seven goals to go with his 16 disposals and eight marks.

Panthers skipper Nicholas Schroder was rated as his side’s best while talented Phoenix Hargrave racked up 26 disposals, eight tackles and a goal for the visitors as they kept Glenelg goalless in the first half.

Glenelg’s Joe Chigwidden, the son of club great Nick Chigwidden, drew high praise from his coaches while Michael Smith and Noah Grzyb were also lauded for attempting to stem South’s tide of goals.

Central District continues to make a statement in the Torrens University SANFL U18s, this time romping home to a 96-point win against West Adelaide at Hisense Stadium.

Sitting on top of the ladder with a 5-2 win-loss record, the Bulldogs were irresistible in the second half as they piled on 10.6 while restricting the Bloods to just three behinds.

Among the visitors’ even spread of contributors were Jayden Matz (19 disposals), Nathan Johnson and Liam Fawcett, who booted a game-high six goals to go with his 22 disposals and five marks.

On a tough day at the office, the Bloods were served well by Charlie Haysman (33 disposals, eight clearances), Sam Burbridge (24 disposals, eight clearances) and Riley Hill.


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