By ZAC MILBANK
The Torrens University SA U18 has tuned up for the NAB AFL Natonal Championships in promising fashion with a comfortable 50-point win against the South Australian U20 team at Thebarton Oval.
Preparing to face the Allies at Thebarton Oval next Sunday, the Croweaters were barely troubled by their older opponents as they coasted to victory under lights.
Sturt running defender Alex Holt impressed to be awarded the SA U18 MVP while Glenelg midfielder Archie Lovelock and South Adelaide goalsneak Jack Delean also shone for the victors.
Livewire Delean took a sensational mark while ruck Harry Barnett, captain Adam D’Aloia and key forward Isaac Keeler also performed their roles well.
Harvey Pedler was the leading goal kicker on the ground with three while talented pair Mattaes Phillipou and Harry Lemmey chimed in with two goals each.
Central’s Lewis Cowham displayed plenty of fight in earning the U20 MVP award while West midfielder Cade Kennedy and U20 captain Max Litster also battled hard.
Eagles left-footer Will Pearce kicked two of the U20 team’s three majors for the evening.
SA U18 11.9 (75) d SA U20 3.7 (25)
BEST – SA U18: Alex Holt, Jack Delean, Archie Lovelock, Harry Barnett, Adam D’Aloia, Isaac Keeler
SA U20: Lewis Cowham, Cade Kennedy, Harrison Dawkins, Max Litster, Jordan Lukac, Will Pearce
GOALS – SA U18: Harvey Pedler 3, Mattaes Phillipou, Harry Lemmey 2, Blake Hansen, Max Blacker, Archie Lovelock, Isaac Keeler
SA U20: Will Pearce 2, Jacob Lochowiak
U18 MVP – Alex Holt (Sturt)
U20 MVP – Lewis Cowham (Central)
At Thebarton Oval
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