Vic Country vs South Australia

Recap

MITCH Crowden has powered South Australia to a 46-point win over Vic Country in their NAB AFL Under 18 Championships clash at Simonds Stadium on Wednesday.

South Australia dominated from the opening bounce and Crowden was instrumental in their dominance; with 20 disposals, five marks, four inside 50s and four tackles in the opening half.

Crowden distributed the ball well off his left foot and his strong frame allowed him to win the ball in the contest, finishing with 28 disposals and four clearances as their best player.

Possible Adelaide father-son selection Jackson Edwards racked up a game-high 30 disposals, distributing the ball well off his left foot and looms as the Crows second father-son selection in as many years.

On the wing, 195cm Charlie Ballard had some impressive moments finishing with 24 disposals, nine marks and seven inside 50s, and will be a player to keep an eye out in the SANFL for the remainder of the season.

Bottom-ager Izak Rankine continued to impress with 20 disposals and five inside 50s, booting a smart goal from tight in the pocket in the last quarter.

Rankine was one of the multiple bottom-agers to standout in the Under 18 Championships, with the belief that the 2018 draft is more talented than the 2017 draft clearly seen throughout the 10 games of the carnival.

Tall defender Harrison Petty was the deserving MVP for South Australia, capping off his impressive carnival with 12 disposals, four tackles and three marks against Vic Country.

Darcy Fogarty (16 disposals, six rebound 50s and five marks) played in defence for the Croweaters.

Vic Country were simply outworked throughout the contest, recording 75 less disposals than the South Australian’s.

Bottom-ager Sam Walsh has been one of Country’s best players in the Under 18 Championships, finishing with a game high 24 disposals in a strong showing through the midfield.

Again it was the Geelong Falcons tag-team James Worpel and Cassidy Parish who won the football on the inside for Country. Worpel’s strong carnival saw him judged as the Vic Country MVP.

Worpel finished the carnival off with his best game, collecting 22 disposals, eight inside 50s, six tackles and five clearances – while Parish finished with 22 disposals and six clearances.

Possible no.1 pick Luke Davies-Uniacke had an ok showing with 16 disposals and five marks.

VIC COUNTRY                        1.3      3.5      7.7           9.11 (65)
SOUTH AUSTRALIA               3.3      9.7      11.13      16.15 (111)                   

GOALS
VIC COUNTRY: Daniels 2, Clark 2, Dow, Davies-Uniacke, Worpel, Jiath, Williams
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Rozee 3, Smithson 3, Giro 3, Coleman-Jones, Crowden, Rowe, Davis, Ballard, Houlahan, Rankine

BEST
VIC COUNTRY:
Walsh, Worpel, Parish, Paton, Daniels, Quigley
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Crowden, Ballard, Rankine, Edwards, Giro, Rozee

Details

Date Time League Season
July 5, 2017 4:40 pm Under 18s Championships 2017

Venue

GMHBA Stadium

Results

TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4GoalsBehindsTotal
Vic Country923496591165
South Australia2161791111615111

Vic Country

# Player Position K HB D M CP UP T HO CLR I50 R50 GL
1Kane Farrell-549227102220
2Samuel Walsh-14102441114302300
4Gryan Miers-84124110202110
5Ben Paton-910193513402110
6Aiden Quigley-811194118400240
8Lochie O’Brien-92113010100030
9Luke Davies-Uniacke-79165412401201
10Brent Daniels-3710349302102
13Ethan Floyd-314123200100
15Paddy Dow-87153106404101
16David Handley-5510266100110
18Bailey Henderson-104148510201410
19Matthew Ling-5611028402110
20Tom De Koning-2683172180200
21Hunter Clark-729637500302
22Jordon Butts-7512548000030
25Oscar Clavarino-369627400000
26Angus Schumacher-115165310000160
28James Worpel-157225812605811
29Bailey Williams-4593551161201
32Cassidy Parish-8142221210106100
33Changkuoth Jiath-95145411101241
35Tom McCartin-213203210000
 Total 162136298849520657353139289

South Australia

# Player Position K HB D M CP UP T HO CLR I50 R50 GL
2Izak Rankine-1010205912002511
3James Rowe-5192421311004201
4Cooper Gaffney-1112235617102110
5Stefan Giro-11122311014006203
6Connor Rozee-812206119503203
12Alex Martini-87154411200140
13Jackson Edwards-1911307426301240
14Isaac Hewson-135182614403400
15Jordan Houlahan-8513494201401
16Mitch Crowden-1117287722604511
17Brad McCarthy-513181612502210
18Brodie Carroll-87155411100210
24Brandon Zerk-Thatcher-538225210020
26Josh Smithson-819345001103
32Thomas Schmusch-8412429200210
34Sam Davis-79165610001111
36Jack Lukosius-729336010400
37Charlie Ballard-168249618201701
38Harrison Petty-66123310400020
40Darcy Fogarty-10616588202060
41Nathan Kreuger-112011100100
45Bryce Denham-1231110200000
49Callum Coleman-Jones-58134591170201
 Total 19118037188130245433933502516
K
162
191
HB
136
180
D
298
371
M
84
88
CP
95
130
UP
206
245
T
57
43
HO
35
39
CLR
31
33
I50
39
50
R50
28
25
GL
9
16

KO KO FT