Match Wraps

Round 9 Torrens University SANFL U16 Match Wraps

Sturt's Blake Thredgold wins the hit out against South. Picture - Hannah Howard

Sturt defender Tom Thredgold, the son of former Double Blues captain Chris Thredgold, sends his team forward. Picture – Hannah Howard


Sturt sit a game clear at the top of the Torrens University SANFL U16 ladder after an 18-point win over South Adelaide at Wigan Oval.

The Double Blues were dominant throughout but wasteful in front of goal, with inaccuracy keeping the Panthers in it at times.

Sturt on-baller Jackson Moody gathered 31 disposals and nine clearances and ruckman Blake Thredgold was terrific, winning 33 hitouts and taking four contested marks.

Half-back Cameron Woods was South’s best, finishing with a team-high 23 disposals and seven rebound 50s.

South’s Brodie Bretones looks to reel in a one-handed mark. Picture – Hannah Howard

West’s Thomas Schulze breaks out of traffic. Picture – Hannah Howard

West Adelaide’s dour defence helped it win by 46 points against Norwood at Hisense Stadium.

The scores were tied at half-time but West held the Redlegs to just one goal for the remainder of the match to consolidate their standing in the top four.

West ball-winner Josh Goldie managed 28 disposals and five rebounds and fellow midfielder Malachi Lloyd laid 11 tackles.

Darcy Speyer gathered 32 disposals and five clearances for Norwood and Robert Varcoe kicked two of his side’s four goals while looking lively up forward.

Norwood’s Cody Minervini launches an attack. Picture – Hannah Howard

A third-quarter onslaught was enough to see Woodville-West Torrens overcome North Adelaide by 25 points at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.

The contest was tight and low-scoring in the first half before the Eagles kicked five unanswered goals after the main break to effectively secure the game.

Eagles duo Hayden Willmott (27 disposals and five clearances) and Jevan Phillipou (26 disposals and two goals) performed well, along with forward Cooper Reschke who kicked three goals.

Charlie Dickeson was clearly the Roosters best, gathering 35 disposals, 10 inside 50s and a goal for his side.

Central District overcame a slow start to record an impressive 40-point win over Glenelg at X Convenience Oval.

The Bulldogs faced a deficit at quarter time with Glenelg in control, but a couple of quick goals to Dougie Cochrane ignited the home side.

Central kept the Bays goalless in the second half as midfielders Dyson Sharp, Jack Gordon and Ayden Colbourne began to dominate.

Cochrane finished with three goals to increase his lead on the goal kicking chart, while Reed Francis-Nia Nia kicked two majors for the Tigers.


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