Round 7 U18 Torrens University Cup Wrap

Central's Brodie Tuck flies high for an overhead mark. Picture - Peter Argent


Central District earned its second U18 Torrens University Cup win of the season after comfortably defeating Sturt by 42 points at X Convenience Oval.

Dominating the Double Blues in both inside 50 entries and clearances, the Bulldogs led at every change while restricting the visitors to just one behind in the third quarter.

Classy Bulldogs playmaker Isaiah Dudley had an influence on the outcome with 25 disposals, six tackles, seven clearances and a goal while Austin McDonald tallied 28 disposals and Jayden Matz kicked three goals.

Sturt’s Jake Aish finished with 25 disposals and four clearances while Jamie Taylor registered 23 and a goal.

Sturt’s Nathan Houston takes a contested mark. Picture – Peter Argent

Norwood’s Riley Verrall gets his fist to the ball. Picture – Peter Argent

North Adelaide pair Harvey Harrison and Isaac Keeler were in devastating form as the Roosters easily accounted for Norwood by 70 points at Prospect Oval.

Harrison dominated while racking up 26 disposals, nine tackles and eight clearances to go with his four goals, the same tally Keeler managed from his 15 possessions and eight marks.

North’s third win of the season catapulted the hosts into the top five with a 3-3-1 win-loss-draw record.

Norwood’s Connor Kent battled hard against the tide for 31 possessions and five tackles while Jett Boxer booted three goals to go with his 24 disposals.

North Adelaide’s Isaac Keeler assesses his options. Picture – Peter Argent

A monster individual display from West Adelaide’s Cade Kennedy was a catalyst in his team’s four-point win against the Eagles at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

Kennedy, awarded the Round 7 Torrens University Cup MVP nomination, chalked up a staggering 49 disposals, 15 marks, nine clearances, seven tackles and a goal in his midfield masterclass.

Team-mates Charlie Pridham (31 disposals) and Jamie Kovacic (21 disposals and two goals) offered valuable support for the Bloods.

The even Eagles had eight players record 19 disposals or more, headed by Dustin Launer and William Neumann with 24 each.

Glenelg annihilated South Adelaide by 113 points after kicking an impressive 23.11 (149) against South Adelaide at ACH Group Stadium.

Despite only having nine more inside 50 entries than the Panthers, the Bays booted 14.4 after half-time to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Corey Brougham made the most of his chances to nail 6.4 for the Tigers while Ethan Murdock and Brodie Pratter contributed four each in the percentage-boosting triumph.

South’s Isaac Birt managed 21 disposals, eight marks and five clearances while Jack Delean kicked three of his team’s five goals.


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