Woodville-West Torrens strengthened its grip on a top three berth after running over the top of South Adelaide by 36 points at Flinders University Stadium.
Despite losing star midfielder Riley Knight as a late withdrawal to an ankle injury, the Eagles muscled their way into second spot on the ladder with an ominous second half display.
The visitors kicked 6.1 to South’s 1.5 after half-time to claim the premiership points while also keeping the hosts from scoring in the final quarter.
Classy forward Tyson Stengle put on a show for Indigenous Round, booting five goals and taking an instinctive one-handed mark featured in the clip below.
The former Crow, named Coles Valued Player of the Game, finished with 11 disposals and three marks to go with his five goals without a miss.
Daniel Menzel chimed in with four, including the last two of the game, while James Tsitas collected a team-high 24 disposals, eight tackles and eight clearances.
Another emerging Indigenous star shone at Noarlunga, with South’s Hayden Sampson his team’s best with 28 possessions, eight marks and six tackles while veteran Panther Matt Broadbent had 25 and seven tackles.
North Adelaide continued to build valuable percentage with a comfortable 44-point win against West Adelaide at Hisense Stadium.
Coming off a vital 76-point victory against Port last round, the Roosters maintained their place in the top five after leading at every change and having 28 scoring shots to the Bloods’ 14.
Magarey Medallist Campbell Combe was outstanding for North with 39 disposals, 11 marks, nine clearances and a lovely finish on the run featured in the clip below.
Half-back Harrison Wigg had 37 possessions and 10 marks for North while fellow defender, captain Alex Spina, tallied 32 disposals and 11 marks.
Keenan Ramsey continued his purple patch of form to boot five goals for the visitors while Dyson Hilder kicked two.
West’s Elliot Dunkin and Kaine Stevens both registered a team high 30 touches while Tom Muprhy returned from his hamstring strain to have 27 disposals and seven marks.
Bullocking Bloods forward Hamish Ellem played a promising game, with one of his three goals a long bomb from 50m, featured in the clip below.
Port Adelaide produced when it mattered to steal a nine-point win from Central District at X Convenience Oval.
Trailing for the majority of the afternoon, the Magpies made the most of the Bulldogs’ inaccuracy to kick five goals without a miss in the final term to earn victory.
Port could only manage two behinds in the second term but it didn’t matter as Central finished with a costly 6.12 to the visitors’ efficient 9.3.
Emerging young Power star Zak Butters returned successfully from his ankle injury to kick the sealing goal, featured in the clip below, while also collecting 21 disposals and six marks.
Hamish Hartlett regained touch with 33 disposals and seven tackles while Tom Clurey also pushed his case for an AFL call-up with 16 disposals and eight marks after recovering from a broken jaw.
Central’s Travis Schiller had 26 disposals and six tackles to lead the way for his team as older brother Jarrod Schiller had 19 possessions, five tackles and nine clearances.
Justin Hoskin returned from his two-week suspension for striking with 18 possessions and seven marks while Aiden Grace tried hard inside 50m for his three goals and four tackles for the Dogs.
Glenelg dug itself out of a hole once again when it extended its unbeaten streak with a 15-point win against Adelaide at ACH Group Stadium.
Now with 12 wins in succession, the Tigers trailed at every change before banging on 8.2 in the final term to the Crows’ 4.3.
Booting the opening four goals of the fourth quarter, Glenelg appeared headed for a comfortable win when Matt Allen’s set shot earned a 17-point lead nearing time-on.
But the plucky Crows refused to concede, as goals to Lachlan Gollant and Brayden Cook brought the deficit back under one straight kick.
Glenelg then responded again to kick three of the last four goals of the game with Marlon Motlop nailing his third on Indigenous Round as Allen and Bailey ensured they would finish with a pair.
Magarey Medallist Luke Partington racked up 31 disposals and three goals, his second featured in the clip below due to his outstanding work rate to run from the back pocket before kicking truly on the run.
Brett Turner was outstanding in the centre square for the Bays with 25 disposals, 11 tackles, 11 clearances and a goal while Dylan Landt tallied a game high 23 kicks as he relishes his role bringing the ball back in after a behind.
Veteran Crow Tom Lynch made an encouraging return from a long-term foot injury to kick three goals with his 17 disposals and five marks while Lachie Murphy had 20 disposals and 13 tackles.
Brayden Cook booted four goals by ensuring he was always in a dangerous position inside 50m for the Crows while Darcy Fogarty had 17 touches and a goal against his junior club.
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