Match Wraps

Round 8 Torrens University SANFL U16 Match Wraps

Glenelg's Ben Copping fires out a handball. Picture - Peter Argent


A spirited late fightback saw Glenelg defeat North Adelaide by five points at Prospect Oval as it drew level with Sturt atop the Torrens University SANFL U16 ladder.

After an even first half, North Adelaide took a 13-point lead into the final change before the Tigers kicked three unanswered goals in the last quarter to snatch the victory.

Will Attiwill booted three goals in the second half for the Bays, as Isaiah Clothier gathered 37 disposals, seven tackles and ten clearances.

He wasn’t the only one to record big numbers, with Rooster Charlie Dickeson also collecting 37 disposals to go with 14 clearances and a goal.

North’s Hamish Collins sets off on a dash. Picture – Peter Argent

Central’s Kaleb White takes an eye-catching mark. Picture – Peter Argent

Central District stamped its authority on the competition with an emphatic 84-point triumph over Woodville-West Torrens at X Convenience Oval.

The Bulldogs looked in control from start-to-finish, with the usual suspects again firing for the home side.

Ball-winning machine Dyson Sharp was at it again, this time managing 44 disposals, 17 marks and 14 inside-50s as impressive forward Dougie Cochrane dominated the airways, taking ten marks and booting five goals.

Jevan Phillipou was a shining light for the Eagles, gathering 35 disposals, ten marks and five clearances in the loss.


Eagle Jack Leys moves nicely through traffic. Picture – Peter Argent

South Adelaide defeated premiership contenders Sturt by 12 points in a tight contest at Flinders University Stadium.

In a low-scoring affair, with the margin never exceeding a point at any break, the Panthers booted four goals to the Double Blues’ two to seal the win in the final term.

South ball magnet Cameron Woods was terrific down back, accumulating 30 disposals and ten rebounds, and Jackson Moody was excellent for the visitors, winning a game high nine clearances.

Noah Kliems Carlaw booted three goals for the victors and Ryan Huddy was Sturt’s only multiple goal kicker with two.

A dominant second term was enough to see Norwood beat West Adelaide by ten points at Hisense Stadium, in a game dominated by the ruckmen.

After a quiet start for the scorers, the Redlegs compiled five unanswered goals after quarter time to set up the victory.

Redlegs tall Harper Bromson had a terrific day, booting four goals along with 15 possessions, 11 hit outs and a couple of strong contested marks.

Fellow Norwood ruckman Oliver Gribben also enjoyed a strong performance, winning 28 hit outs but also recording an impressive 11 clearances and 26 disposals.

Bloods tall Zanen Syrokos was his side’s best player, finishing with a team-high 22 disposals, 14 hit outs and a goal.

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