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2021 SANFL Under 16s Round 5 wrap: Bays snatch win as South and Sturt continue to soar

THE 2021 SANFL Under 16s season rolled on into Round 5, with four fixtures split evenly across Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. League frontrunners South Adelaide and Sturt both dined out with 55-plus point triumphs, while North Adelaide made it three wins on the trot and Glenelg snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in a thriller. All that, and more in our Round 5 wrap.

West Adelaide 9.6 (60) def. by Glenelg 8.13 (61)

Glenelg broke the hearts of West Adelaide on Thursday evening, snatching a one-point win against the Bloods at Hisense Stadium to snap its two-game losing streak. The Bays trailed at every break and only briefly snuck ahead during the second term, but two goals at the death saw them escape with the full set of points, winning 8.13 (61) to 9.6 (60) to make their wealth of opportunities finally count.

Ben Ridgway was exceptional for Glenelg, booting two goals alongside Charlie Hillier while also collecting a game-high 28 disposals and five clearances. The pair also ended up putting their side ahead at the clutch. Ashton Moir and Lucas Camporeale were also among the Bays’ big ball winners, as the former also dominated aerially with 11 marks (five contested).

Will Patton and Marcus Pavlic were Westies’ sole multiple goal kickers with two apiece. Pavlic also worked hard to win 14 hitouts, three clearances, and three marks. Lukas Zvaigzne was terrific with 21 touches and a goal, but it was Jordan Gadeleta who ended atop the Bloods’ disposal charts with 24.

Norwood 5.7 (37) def. by South Adelaide 14.12 (96)

South Adelaide remains the SANFL Under 16s team to beat after defeating Norwood by 59 points at Coopers Stadium on Thursday evening. South led from the first goal and applied consistent scoreboard pressure to comfortably pull away from the Redlegs throughout; managing seven goals in each half, with nine of their total 14 majors coming at one end in the 14.12 (96) to 5.7 (37) drubbing.

Panthers standout Tom Wheaton claimed game-high tallies in disposals (24), marks (11), tackles (seven) and inside 50s (seven) in a terrific performance which also yielded a goal. Sid Draper was Souths’ next best ball winner, as the likes of Phoenix Hargrave (three goals) and Sebastian Oliver (two) both made their touches count. Hargrave was among a trio of Panthers to boot three majors.

Harvey George and Rohan Bailey were kept busy in Norwood’s defence as they both ticked over 20 touches while combining for 11 marks and 15 rebound 50s. Kade Madigan was also amongst it with 17 disposals (15 kicks), seven marks and a goal, as Eamonn Cronin clunked five contested grabs in a solid aerial display.

North Adelaide 10.16 (76) def. Central District 9.4 (58)

North Adelaide claimed its third win on the trot, straightening up in front of goal to down Central District by 18 points at Prospect Oval on Friday afternoon. The Roosters trailed by nearly three goals during the third term despite boasting a wealth of scoring shots, but more than made up for it in the final term with five goals to Centrals’ one, running out 10.16 (76) to 9.4 (58) victors.

Roosters gun Kane McAuliffe racked up a team-high 35 disposals to go with game highs in marks (14), tackles (six), and inside 50s (seven), continuing his incredible run of form in 2021. Jed Dignan led a trio of North players to boot two goals, while Angus Tully and Luke Harvey were others who saw plenty of the ball.

Bulldogs skipper Trent Tattoli led all comers with 37 touches and a goal from midfield, trailed closely by Sebastian Wauer on 36 and 13 marks. William McCabe also won his fair share of possessions, as William O’Brien booted a game-high three goals and Angus Vandenberg notched two from his 20 disposals in Centrals’ losing effort.

Sturt 13.15 (93) def. WWT Eagles 5.8 (38)

Sturt flexed its muscles after half time to thump Woodville-West Torrens (WWT) by 55 points at Unley Oval on Friday afternoon. The Double Blues shot out of the blocks but were pegged back well in term two by a plucky Eagles outfit, before streaming away once again after the main break with eight goals to one. The power-packed flurry contributed massively to their 13.15 (91) to 5.8 (38) victory.

Spearhead Chad Reschke snagged three goals for Sturt, but was one of two players to also notch four behinds. George Pope finished as the Blues’ major ball winner with 26 touches and six clearances, as Kobe McEntee (21 disposals) and Ned Atkinson also got busy in the win.

Defender Jedd Thomson was the only Eagle to tick over 20 disposals, with 22 of his 25 touches coming via foot. Jett Hasting was among a trio of WWT players to finish on 16, while Colby Ackland and bigman Izaac Niemann managed to add two goals apiece despite their side’s loss.

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2021 SANFL U16 Round 3 wrap: Upsets galore across weekend

THERE were plenty of upsets across the third round of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Under 16s competition, with some sides claiming their first win, and others suffering their first losses.

Woodville-West Torrens 8.6 (54) DEFEATED BY North Adelaide 10.8 (68)

The Roosters recorded their first win of the SANFL under-16 season with a strong showing against Woodville-West Torrens at X-Convenience Oval. North Adelaide booted the first three goals of the contest and led for most of the day, but the Eagles wrestled back momentum at-times and managed to steal the lead for parts of the second and third terms. But the red and whites responded well, nailing four last quarter goals to hand the Eagles their first defeat of the 2021 season.

A huge game from North Adelaide midfielder Kane McAuliffe went a long way to securing the points for the Roosters. McAuliffe’s work rate was immense, seemingly making an impact at every contest he attended. He finished a scintillating performance with a mesmerising stat-line of 43 disposals, 17 marks, nine inside 50s and seven rebound 50s. He was not alone, however, with Angus Tully once again finding plenty of the ball on the inside of the contest and Toby Turner generating effective rebound from half-back (26 disposals and 10 rebound 50s). Up forward, DJ Smith made the most of his opportunities, booting three majors and clunking three contested grabs. Owen Kalic and ruckman Darcy Kelly were also among the bests for North Adelaide.

Onballer Pat Toole was the Eagles best performer, finishing the contest with 34 disposals, six clearances seven marks, five tackles, seven inside 50s and a goal. His midfield partner Jedd Thomson (29 disposals and six marks) also found plenty of the football. Declan O’Dea and Oscar Pearce were the only multiple goal kickers for Woodville-West Torrens, both kicking a couple.

Central Districts 10.7 (67) DEFEATED BY Norwood 12.10 (82)

Norwood bounced back from a tough six-point loss to Glenelg last round by snatching a late victory over the winless Bulldogs in hostile territory. The Bulldogs jumped out of the blocks, piling on four-goals-to-one in the opening term. Norwood hit back in the second but Central Districts entered the main break with a seven-point advantage. Brayden Rachwal‘s third goal ensured the Redlegs took a slim lead into the final change. Bulldog Oliver Robinson put the home side ahead at the 16th-minute mark of the last quarter, but Norwood rallied to kick three majors in four minutes and secure the win.

The aforementioned Rachwal caused a number of headaches for the Central Districts defenders. The big-man’s aerial ability was impressive all day, finishing with three goals and four contested marks to go with nine hit-outs. Connor Butcher led the way through the midfield, gathering 25 disposals, one goal, seven clearances and five inside 50s. Kade Madigan (21 disposals, six marks and six rebound-50s) continued his solid start to the season, with Jaidyn Mead (13 disposals and two goals) and William Rowlands (19 disposals, one goal, five tackles and six inside-50s) also providing strong contributions.

Trent Tattoli was clearly the Bulldogs best player, racking up 35 disposals, six marks, five tackles, six clearances, six inside 50s and a goal through the midfield. The efforts of Jayden Matz through the ruck will have impressed ‘dogs coach Chris Gerhardy. Matz regularly provided his side with first use in the middle, recording a game-high 24 hitouts. However it was his work around the ground which really stood out, gathering 19 touches and laying five tackles. Thomas Cochrane (20 disposals and four rebound 50s) and Josh Davey (19 disposals and five clearances) will also be proud of their efforts.

West Adelaide 11.9 (75) DEFEATED South Adelaide 8.10 (58)

The Bloods got their season rolling with a 17-point win over the previously undefeated Panthers at Hisense Stadium. West Adelaide’s defence restricted South to just one goal in the first half, however the game broke open after the half-time break, with the Panthers compiling four unanswered majors to steal the lead. But the Bloods rallied, kicking four goals in a handful of minutes to wrestle back the momentum and post a game-high lead, one that would not be overcome a second time.

It was an even effort from the Bloods juniors, with five players recording over 20 touches and seven collecting 15 or more. Will Patton was the standout, offering an abundance of rebound from defence. He finished with a game-high 28 disposals, 10 marks and nine rebounds. Lukas Zvaigzne (26 disposals, one goal and six marks) showed plenty, as did Judd Hansen (22 disposals and seven marks) and Max Jones, who booted three goals from 14 disposals.

Ryan Pearsons looked the most threatening forward on the ground. He kicked four goals and took six marks but also provided some handy rebound when thrown further afield. Panthers ruckman Tom Schirmer asserted his dominance on the game through the middle. He proved a step above the Bloods rucks, finishing with 29 hitouts and five clearances. He also sent the ball inside 50 seven times. Jace Daris was the leading disposal winner for Clay Sampson’s men, with Sid Draper and Sebastian Oliver also among the Panthers better performers.

Glenelg 9.11 (65) DEFEATED BY Sturt 12.8 (80)

Sturt handed Glenelg their first defeat of season 2021 with a 15-point triumph on Sunday evening. Glenelg booted the first goal of the game after just 26 seconds, however Sturt took until the 15 minute mark to land their first blow. The Double Blues entered the half-time break with a 12-point buffer as both sides added two majors in the third quarter. Goals to Tigers’ Kai Reid and James Dutton gave Glenelg the lead early in the final quarter, but Sturt booted four of the final five goals to record their second win in as many weeks.

Tough-nut Kobe McEntee was relentless all day for the victors, laying a game-high ten tackles. He also collected 21 disposals and seven inside 50s. He was well supported by Ned Atkinson and Luca Lade, however it was the work of forward Chad Reschke which proved invaluable. Reschke booted four goals for the game and could have had an even bigger bag, if not for some inaccuracy in front of goal. Nevertheless, his contested marking proved very difficult to defend against. Tarran Sanderson also booted two goals for Sturt, including the sealer.

Benjamin Ridgway continued his prolific ways, accumulating a game-high 34 touches, along with six marks, six tackles and seven clearances. Ridgway has emerged as one of the under 16 competition’s most well-rounded onballers, piecing together three consistent games to start the season. Lucas Camporeale, the son of former-Carlton star Scott, also performed well despite the result, finishing with 26 disposals, eight marks and two goals. Kaiden Adkin was strong in the coalface, while James Dutton and Brock Summerhayes both booted two goals.

2021 SANFL U16 weekly wrap: Round 2 – Double Blues on the board as top three back up wins

THREE teams backed up their first round wins with victories in Round 2 of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Under 16s competition, while Sturt got on the board for the first time this season thanks to a dominant second half.

SOUTH ADELAIDE 3.3 | 7.7 | 7.10 | 8.17 (65)
CENTRAL DISTRICT 1.2 | 3.2 | 5.5 | 6.8 (44)

GOALS:

South: J. Delean 3, S. Hoeck 2, J. Agnew, I. Churchill, S. Oliver.
Central: A. Vandenberg 4, W. O’Brien, H. Growden.

An inaccurate South Adelaide has proved too strong for Central District in the first match of Round 2, having 25 scoring shots to 14 during the 21-point victory. The Panthers moved to 2-0 and sit second on the table, but did most of their work in the first half, slotting 7.7 to 3.2 to lead by 29 points at half-time. To the Bulldogs’ credit they hit back in the second half, slotting 3.6 to the Panthers’ 1.10 to cut some of the deficit, but not enough, going down, 8.17 (65) or 6.8 (44). At one stage the Bulldogs drew within 11 points with an early last quarter goal to William O’Brien, but the Panthers would hold firm, though six of those 10 behinds were rushed in the half. The stats were fairly even across the board in terms of ball-winning, but the Panthers dominated the marks (48-28), tackles (93-78) and inside 50s (45-24), and won the clearances (31-23) despite the hitouts heavily going in favour of the Bulldogs (48-17), and the Central defence holding up (37-17).

Jack Delean led the way in a standout performance with 23 touches, six marks – one contested – three tackles, two clearances, four inside 50s and three goals, while Tom Wheaton laid a massive 16 tackles to go with 20 disposals, five clearances and four inside 50s for the Panthers. Phoenix Hargrave was inaccurate in front of goal with four behinds, but had an impact with 17 disposals, four marks, three tackles, two clearances and five inside 50s, as Sebastian Hoeck slotted two goals from 11 touches, three marks and three inside 50s. Isaac Churchill (17 disposals, four marks, three inside 50s and a goal), Sid Draper (16 disposals, three marks, seven tackles and three inside 50s), Blake Rodrigues (15 disposals, four marks, four tackles, five inside 50s, two inside 50s and three rebounds) and Benny Barrett (13 disposals, two marks, six tackles, two clearances and six inside 50s) were also among the best. For the Bulldogs, Thomas Cochrane was outstanding in defence with 22 disposals – 21 kicks – three marks and 12 rebounds, teaming up well with Hunter Thompson (10 disposals, five rebounds). Jayden Matz (12 disposals, three marks, seven tackles and 43 hitouts) dominated the ruck, whilst Angus O’Brien (17 disposals, four marks, five tackles, three clearances, three inside 50s and four goals) was a key player up forward.

South Adelaide travel to take on West Adelaide to Hisense Stadium on Sunday, while Central District host Norwood at X Convenience Oval on Saturday.

 

WEST ADELAIDE 1.4 | 2.6 | 4.10 | 7.14 (56)
WWT EAGLES 1.2 | 4.2 | 6.4 | 10.4 (64)

GOALS:

West: C. Haysman 2, P. O’Donoghue, J. Hansen, M. Downs, M. McKenzie.
Eagles: J. Capogreco 2, J. Haley 2, I. Niemann 2, A. Charles, G. Falidis.

Woodville-West Torrens Eagles sit atop the SANFL Under 16s ladder after a narrow eight-point win over West Adelaide at Hisense Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles came from two points down at quarter time, and lead by a straight kick at the final break, but managed to make the most of their chances to boot four goals to three in the final term and win, 10.4 (64) to 7.14 (56). Despite having seven less scoring shots (14-21), 35 less disposals (294-329) and 13 less hitouts (33-20), the Eagles managed to capitalise when inside 50, scoring at a 71 per cent accuracy and holding up firm with five more rebound 50s in defence (37-32).

William McKay (25 disposals, eight marks and seven rebounds) and Jedd Thomson (25 disposals, four marks and five rebounds) stood up as repellants in the defensive 50, while Riley Davey (24 disposals, nine marks, five inside 50s and four rebounds) found plenty of space in transition. Harry Dodd (19 disposals, seven marks, four inside 50s and two rebounds), Archer Charles (17 disposals, four tackles, four inside 50s and a goal), Brody Mair (17 disposals, four marks – two contested – four clearances and four inside 50s) and Josh Capogreco (15 disposals, five inside 50s) were other players who drove the ball forward consistently, For the Bloods, Lukas Zvaigzne had a match-high 29 disposals to go with five marks, two tackles, two clearances, four inside 50s and two rebounds, whilst defender Oscar Talbot had a game-high 10 rebounds to accompany 20 disposals and seven marks. Also picking up plenty of the ball were Bailey White (21 disposals and eight marks) and Darcy Hudson (20 disposals, six inside 50s and five tackles), whilst Jack Wilson and Marcus Pavlic combined for 29 disposals and 30 hitouts in the loss.

The Eagles take on North Adelaide at X Convenience Oval on Saturday morning from 11am, while West Adelaide host South Adelaide at Hisense Stadium early on Sunday morning.

 

NORWOOD 1.0 | 5.3 | 7.3 | 11.4 (70)
GLENELG 3.7 | 5.9 | 8.15 | 10.16 (76)

GOALS:

Norwood: W. Rowlands 5, B, Rachwal 2, J. Newton, J. Jones, H, Krawczyk.
Glenelg: A. Moir 3, C. Hillier 2, T. McKay 2, L. Delaney, B. Hawke.

In the battle of two Round 1 winners, Glenelg survived a nail-biting encounter with Norwood to get up by six points to remain undefeated. Charlie Hillier became the hero in the final term, slotting his second major after Norwood had drawn level five minutes earlier with a behind. Four minutes into the final quarter, the Bays looked home and hosed with a lead of 9.16 (70) to 7.3 (45). The 25-point margin looked good enough, until William Rowlands decided to take it upon himself to turn the game, slamming home three majors in a quarter to finish with five – as Jacob Newton also slotted a goal, of which three of the four majors came in the space of five minutes. Luckily for Glenelg, the inaccuracy did not come back to bit them, as Hillier kicked the winner with the final score of the day. Norwood won the hitouts (37-31) and rebound 50s (37-19), which helped given Glenelg dominated the inside 50s (47-32).

Anders McShane (18 disposals, four marks and six inside 50s) and Izayah Kean (17 disposals, four marks, six inside 50s) both drove the ball forward to keep the pressure up, as Benjamin Ridgway (20 disposals, 10 tackles, four clearances and four inside 50s) led the team for disposals. Billy Hawke was solid around the ground through the ruck with 15 disposals, 13 hitouts, four clearances and a goal, while Lucas Camporeale (13 disposals, three tackles and four inside 50s) was also good. Hillier finished with the 2.2 from 11 touches, two marks, three tackles and three inside 50s, while Ashton Moir was a contested marking star, clunking seven contested grabs from 10 marks, as well as booting 3.2 and having 13 disposals. For Norwood, Connor Butcher was the clear standout through the middle with 21 disposals, nine clearances, four tackles and four inside 50s, while Rowlands’ five snags up forward were accompanied by his 11 touches, four marks – two contested – and two tackles. Other impressive players included defender Kade Madigan (13 disposals, four marks and seven rebound 50s) and Rohan Bailey (13 disposals, three marks, three tackles, four clearances and four inside 50s).

In Round 3, Norwood will travel to X Convenience Oval on Saturday to face Woodville-West Torrens Eagles from 11am, while Glenelg locks horns with Sturt on Sunday at Hisense Stadium from 4.45pm.

 

NORTH ADELAIDE 4.6 | 4.8 | 5.9 | 6.10 (46)
STURT 2.2 | 5.9 | 8.12 | 12.14 (86)

GOALS:

North: J. Dundon 2, D. Smith, M. Boxall, J. Dignan, K. McAuliffe.
Sturt: C. Reschke 3, D. Gladigau 2, G. Pope, N, Atkinson, J. Sampson.

Sturt has bounced back from a Round 1 loss to post a big win over the winless North Adelaide and move up to fourth on the table. The Double Blues found themselves in trouble early, trailing by 16 points at quarter time, but then found their kicking boots with a dominant 10 goals to two after that break to run away with the contest, 12.14 (86) to 6.10 (46) at Cooper Stadium on Sunday. Jack Dundon‘s second goal five minutes into the third term drew the Roosters to within a point of the Double Blues, only for Sturt to pile on six consecutive goals over the half and secure the big win. Statistically the teams were fairly even, with the inside 50s count being the lopsided one in favour of the Double Blues (52-37). North Adelaide won the hitouts (27-17), clearances (24-21) and rebound 50s (38-31) but could not not contain Sturt in the second half.

Despite being in a losing team, Angus Tully had a competition-high 36 disposals, as well as eight marks, five clearances, six inside 50s, three tackles and three rebounds. He teamed up with Roosters teammates, Kane McAuliffe (28 disposals, eight marks – four contested – six tackles, four clearances, nine inside 50s, three rebound 50s and a goal) and Luke Harvey (22 disposals, seven marks – two contested – five tackles, six clearances, three inside 50s and three rebound 50s). Other Roosters who stood out include ruck DJ Smith who kicked 1.4 from 12 disposals, eight marks and seven hitouts, and defensive duo, Cooper Underwood (16 disposals, six rebound 50s) and Max Daniell (13 disposals, three marks and five rebound 50s). The winners had an even spread of contributors, led by top ball winners, Brodie Maloney (20 disposals, three marks, three inside 50s and eight rebound 50s) and Lachlan Murphy (20 disposals, four marks, five tackles, three clearances and four inside 50s). Kobe McEntee was fierce on the inside with six clearances from 18 disposals and three inside 50s, working hard with Luca Slade (17 disposals, five marks, four clearances, six tackles and three inside 50s), while Declan Galadigau slotted two goals from 15 disposals, five marks and four inside 50s.

In Round 3, Sturt lock horns with Glenelg in the final game of the round at Hisense Stadium, while the Roosters face the Eagles at X Convenience Oval from 11am.

 

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