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Round 8 U18 Torrens University Cup Wrap

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North's Adam Heath marks strongly in front against Sturt. Picture - Peter Argent

By ZAC MILBANK

North Adelaide boosted its U18 Torrens University Cup percentage with a sizeable 102-point win against Sturt at Unley Oval.

Leading by just seven points at the first change, the Roosters put on the jets across the next three quarters by piling on 17.13 to the Double Blues’ 3.2.

Key North forwards Adam Heath and Isaac Keeler were a handful in attack, booting 8 goals and taking 22 marks between them as Blayne O’Loughlin and Hugh Jackson combined for 79 disposals.

Sturt’s Jamie Taylor refused to give in as he tallied 30 possessions, 10 marks and six clearances.

 

A 10-goal second half propelled Woodville-West Torrens to a convincing 51-point win against Norwood at Coopers Stadium.

With scores tied at half-time, the Eagles suddenly clicked into gear to slam on 10.7 to the Redlegs’ 2.4 during the third and fourth quarters.

Jordan Lukac piled on the scoreboard pressure for the visitors with four goals while Matteas Phillipou racked up 22 disposals, 10 tackles and two goals.

Norwood’s Matthew Dnistriansky collected 36 touches and Connor Kent 32 but it wasn’t enough as the hosts lost their fifth in a row.

Eagle Hunter Carter looks to fire out a handball against Norwood. Picture – Peter Argent

West Adelaide produced a stunning four-point upset against Glenelg, snapping the Tigers’ seven-game winning streak at ACH Group Stadium.

Jumping out to a three-goal lead at quarter-time, the Bloods were able to cling on as the hosts kept threatening during the next three terms.

Jesse Thackeray impressed for West with 31 disposals, seven marks and a goal while Saleh Baltagie kicked 3.3 from his six kicks.

Glenelg’s Hugh Stagg fought valiantly with 33 disposals, seven clearances and 3.3 but it wasn’t enough as his side recorded its first loss of the season.

West ball magnet Cade Kennedy had 23 disposals and 10 tackles against Glenelg. Picture – Peter Argent

South Adelaide kept in touch with the top four after banking a 47-point win against Central District at X Convenience Oval.

Boasting a four-goal advantage at the final change, the Panthers gained valuable percentage by kicking 3.4 to the Bulldogs’ 0.1 in the fourth term.

The visitors benefited from an even scoring spread as Jack Delean, Tom Schirmer and Hugo Hoeck each booted three goals as Arlo Draper chalked up 27 disposals and seven clearances.

Central’s Austin McDonald could hold his head high after finishing with a team-high 24 disposals, four tackles and two goals.