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Loftus Match Report: SANFLW Round 4 v Eagles

Loftus Match Report: SANFLW Round 4 v Eagles

24 March 2024

South Adelaide v Woodville West-Torrens

Round 4 - Flinders University Stadium - 23/03/2024









6.9 (45)





1.4 (10)

Couch, Waterhouse, King, Boileau, La.Cockatoo-Motlap

La.Cockatoo-Motlap, Waterhouse 2, Boileau, Charlton

Clifton (Wrist)

The Panthers make it two in a row as they clip the Eagles wings.


In a commanding display, the Panthers took the points against the Eagles, maintaining control from start to finish in a clinical performance at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

From the opening siren, the Panthers dictated proceedings, showcasing their dominance with a staggering 40-possession advantage and 18 more contested possessions, firmly stamping their authority on the contest.

The Panthers' prowess around the contest was evident as they notched up 35 clearances compared to the Eagles' 17, with Caitlin Couch and Sarah Wright leading the charge, each tallying 7 clearances.

However, South faced an early setback as Lauren Clifton exited the game with a wrist injury just one minute into the match, testing the Panthers grit from the outset.

It took both teams the first couple of minutes to get in the groove, but it was Jess Waterhouse who hit the scoreboard first thanks to a free kick 25 out, straight in front. 

Waterhouse would be involved in just a few minutes later when she danced through traffic, then on her left put the ball in a good position for Emily Brockhurst to take a strong contested mark. 

Brockhurst with no time to waste would get it on her boot perfectly out in front of Laquoiya Cockatoo-Motlap who would walk in her first and the Panthers second. 

The Eagles briefly countered with Marlie Fiegert's solitary major, capitalising on a defensive lapse from South. 

Yet, Waterhouse swiftly responded, notching her second goal of the quarter after a brilliant passage of play orchestrated by Nikki Nield and La.Cockatoo-Motlap.

The second quarter mirrored the first, with La.Cockatoo-Motlap showcasing her skill with another impressive goal, evading two Eagles defenders to extend the Panthers' lead. 

Tiffany King in her 50th Hostplus SANFLW League match also made her presence felt with two crucial marks in as many minutes, thwarting any potential Eagles attacks.

The Panthers peppered early in the third after a beautiful build up when young guns Layla Vizgaudis and Emma Charlton chiselled the ball with precision to find Waterhouse whose shot fell short. 

Intercept possessions from Morgan Johnston and King ensured South's defensive solidity remained intact heading into the final quarter.

As the fourth quarter commenced, Vizgaudis intercepted a wayward Eagles kick, setting up Charlton to dribble home her first and the Panthers fifth.

Brooke Boileau, who finished with 22 disposals, added the finishing touches with a goal of her own, capping off a commanding performance for South.

With a comprehensive victory over the Eagles, the Panthers have now secured their second consecutive win and square the at 2-2. 

The hit the road on Friday to head down to the bay to take on the undefeated Tigers at Stratarama stadium in the traditional timeslot of 2:10pm. 

South Adelaide Dev v Woodville West-Torrens Dev

Round 4 - Flinders University Stadium - 23/03/2024









6.6 (42)





1.2 (8)

Milsom, Kerrin, Woodward, Evans, Dellow

Archbold 2, Dolan, Hooper, Sera Moon, Woodward


The Panthers' Development League side continued their undefeated streak with another impressive performance, dispatching the Eagles Development League team in commanding fashion at Flinders University Stadium.

Following their convincing win over the Roosters last week, the Panthers showcased their prowess once again, maintaining control throughout the match against the Eagles.

Similar to their League side, the Panthers' Development team played some dour defence, limiting the Eagles to a solitary goal, which came late in the final quarter. 

Carly Milsom stood firm down back as she continues to develop into a reliable defender. 

The Panthers wasted no time asserting their dominance, with Pinktail Brylee Kerrin initiating the scoring play in the fourth minute, delivering a pinpoint kick to Shae Archbold, who swiftly found Abby Woodward alone at the top of the goal square, and would kick the Panthers first.

Capitalising on their momentum, Jorja Hooper showcased her aerial prowess with a spectacular mark, converting from close range to extend the Panthers' lead.

Seraphina Moon added to the onslaught, slotting a goal seven minutes later, bolstering the Panthers' advantage as halftime approached.

Playing against her former side, Charlotte Dolan would take a strong intercept mark 35 meters out on a 45-degree angle. She would go back and use the breeze to perfection to slot her first goal.  

The Panthers' offensive onslaught continued unabated, with Archbold notching her first goal of the match, further widening the margin to a commanding 35 points.

The Panthers take on the also undefeated Glenelg Development side at 12:10 on Friday afternoon at Stratarama stadium. 

About the Author:Jonathon Parker

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