Western Australia vs South Australia

Recap

A MATT YOUNG golden point has given Western Australia a remarkable win in the first game of the 2017 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.

In what was largely a one-sided contest for most of the day with WA leading by 30-points at three quarter time, South Australia fought hard with five scoring shots in the opening six minutes of the final quarter, before Izak Rankine goaled to level the scores at Domain Stadium with a few minutes remaining.

Both sides fought hard, before Western Australia took the ball inside 50 and Matt Young marked, with his kick at goal missing – but securing the golden point to give WA a win by the narrowist of margins.

The home sides attack on the ball carrier was obvious from the get go, laying 19 more tackles than SA throughout the contest, with Callan England laying a team-high seven tackles.

Brayden Ainsworth was West Australia’s best in the final term, fighting hard despite the one way traffic, finishing the game with a game-high 26 disposals and eight clearances.

Bottom age midfielders Tom Joyce (21 disposals, four tackles) and Ian Hill (14 disposals, four tackles) were impressive and will be two likely draftees from the home state in 2018.

Gordon Narrier was important in the opening quarter with seven disposals, working hard on the outside finishing with 15 disposals and seven inside 50s.

AFL Academy member Jake Patmore impacted the game in the third quarter, finishing with 19 disposals and five marks for the day.

Western Australia co-captain Oscar Allen showed some good signs in the opening half, collecting 10 disposals and booting three goals playing at centre half forward, while his other co-captain Aaron Naughton used the ball well coming out of defence on his left foot with 15 disposals and four rebound 50s.

For South Australia, Mitch Crowden was their standout using his bigger body to impose the contest. Crowden collected an equal team-high 23 disposals (10 contested) and the 179cm midfielder impressed all day.

Possible Adelaide father-son prospect Jackson Edwards also had 23 disposals (11 contested) playing through the midfield. Edwards started slowly, but built into the game with a superb last quarter with his seven disposals important in getting the ball forward for South Australia.

Isaac Hewson (22 disposals) and Charlie Ballard (20 disposals) performed well in the midfield, winning the contested ball.

Possible number one draft pick Darcy Fogarty had a quiet game with just 12 disposals, four marks and two first quarter goals for the afternoon.

Bottom ager Izak Rankine kicked two goals for the contest from his 20 disposals, which included seven inside 50s playing in the midfield. Fellow 2018 draft prospect Connor Rozee laid 10 tackles and found the ball on 16 occassions on the outside.

SA tall Callum Coleman-Jones clunked six marks (four contested) and ammassed 22 hit outs in a strong performance mixing between ruck and deep up forward.

Western Australia take on Vic Metro next Sunday at Domain Stadium, while South Australia will host the Allies at Adelaide Oval in a televised Fox Footy game on Saturday.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA     2.4      6.7      10.12      10.14 (74)  
   
SOUTH AUSTRALIA           2.2      5.3         6.6      10.13 (73)                  

GOALS
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Allen 3, Stewart 2, Stack, Starcevich, Hill, Young, Ainsworth
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Fogarty 2, Rankine 2, Houlahan 2, Rozee, Lukosius, Giro, Rowe

BEST
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: 
Ainsworth, Joyce, England, Allen, Narrier, Patmore
SOUTH AUSTRALIA:
 Crowden, Edwards, Rankine, Ballard, Hewson, Coleman-Jones

Details

Date Time League Season
June 10, 2017 12:30 pm Under 18s Championships 2017

Venue

Domain Stadium

Results

TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4GoalsBehindsTotal
Western Australia16437274101474
South Australia14334273101373

Western Australia

# Player Position K HB D M CP UP T HO CLR I50 R50 GL
2Ian Hill-95143103401101
3Tom Joyce-6152131011404100
5Taryce Stewart-8210537301402
8Sydney Stack-358344302001
9Jake Patmore-127195613301210
11Callan England-126183513704420
13Gordon Narrier-123154411101720
15Brayden Ainsworth-14122641513408331
16Jordan Boullineau-5611237800040
17Jaxon Cahill-7310449400010
18Zareth Roe-4913184300030
19Christian Ameduri-8311147403210
20Brandon Starcevich-7512248110401
21Matthew Young-9615669203011
22Kyron Hayden-8816189407320
24Durak Tucker-268026200000
25Oscar Allen-7310455400103
27Sam Taylor-538462100020
28Ben Miller-1341132140010
29Aaron Naughton-9615368211040
31Jonathan Frampton-781562122151210
 Total 15512427965116164683137342810

South Australia

# Player Position K HB D M CP UP T HO CLR I50 R50 GL
2Izak Rankine-128203812402702
3James Rowe-125172107302201
5Stefan Giro-811191517303201
6Connor Rozee-881635111002211
12Alex Martini-31013196304030
13Jackson Edwards-8152321112303100
14Isaac Hewson-139224913503410
15Jordan Houlahan-628362310302
16Mitch Crowden-8152301014501200
17Brad McCarthy-358217100040
18Brodie Carroll-5813266101120
20Jackson Hately-3912466201100
28Jakob Heitmann-46100110200300
31Mitchell Coles-336125001120
32Thomas Schmusch-538026100110
34Sam Davis-8311356000400
36Jack Lukosius-9716569131201
37Charlie Ballard-10102041110203210
38Harrison Petty-033030000000
40Darcy Fogarty-8412457101112
44Lachlan Pascoe-7411347200130
46Ruben Flinn-1010011180100
49Callum Coleman-Jones-1071761251222300
 Total 15415530953137179544430441910
K
163
154
HB
126
155
D
289
309
M
70
53
CP
118
137
UP
172
179
T
71
54
HO
31
44
CLR
38
30
I50
37
44
R50
28
19
GL
10
10

KO KO FT