By ZAC MILBANK
North Adelaide overcame a slow start to register a comfortable 38-point win against Sturt in Round 9 of the U18 Torrens University Cup at Unley Oval.
Trailing by 15 points at the first change, the Roosters swung the game in their favour during the second stanza, booting 4.4 to the Double Blues’ one behind.
Prolific midfielder Hugh Jackson again racked up the touches, tallying 41 to go with his 12 clearances while James Willis and Harvey Harrison had 35 and 32 disposals each.
Sturt’s Jaymes Tragakis collected a team-high 23 disposals while teammate Nathan Houston took a towering overhead mark amongst three North opponents in the final term
Glenelg put the clamps on Norwood to engineer an impressive 79-point win against Norwood at ACH Group Stadium.
The Bays managed to keep the Redlegs without a goal from the eighth minute of the first term until the second minute of the fourth term, whilst piling on 10.11 in the same period.
Tigers Darcy Gluyas (31 disposals) and Hunter Window (30 disposals) found plenty of the ball while Corey Brougham (five goals) and Jack Harding (four goals) booted nine majors between them.
Norwood’s Connor Kent tried to stem the tide for his side with 37 disposals and nine tackles while Riley Verrall kicked two goals for the visitors.
A blistering eight-goal first term propelled Woodville-West Torrens to a monster 98-point victory against Central District at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.
Eagles Matteas Phillipou (32 disposals and five goals) and Will Pearce (21 disposals and five goals) caused plenty of damage as did Brayden Calvett (23 disposals and four goals).
Port Adelaide father-son prospect Jase Burgoyne also made his presence felt for the hosts after his three-game League stint with the Magpies to register 37 disposals, 10 marks and a goal.
Central’s impressive playmaker Isaiah Dudley again caught the eye with 27 possessions, eight tackles, six clearances and a goal.
A second-half shutdown ensured South Adelaide would bank a 25-point win against West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.
Trailing by 27 points at half-time, the Panthers displayed their defensive prowess by only conceding three behinds across the third and fourth quarters.
Lachlan Hayes was instrumental in the triumph for South with 33 disposals while Tom Schirmer booted 5.4 from his 11 kicks to have a positive influence.
West’s Charlie Pridham and Dylan White racked up 63 disposals between them while Mitch Hahn kicked 3.2 from his six kicks for the Bloods.