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Loftus Match Report: SANFLW Round 5 v Glenelg

Loftus Match Report: SANFLW Round 5 v Glenelg

1 April 2024

South Adelaide @ Glenelg

Round 5 - Stratarama Stadium - 29/03/2024









4.3 (27)





0.5 (5)

E.Schirmer, Nield, King, Boileau, Vizgaudis

Brockhurst 3, Hickey



The Panthers hold the ladder leaders goalless.


After a gutsy win over Woodville-West Torrens last week, the league side looks like they have started to piece it together after a slow start.

Round 5 would see South take on Glenelg in a crucial contest at Stratarama Stadium.

The opening term should have been renamed to the Emily Brockhurst show in this contest as she was huge to start this game.

Her first was all class, after a long ball would find her in a contest at the top of the square, guiding the ball down, picking up the ball with one hand and putting her defender in a blender to line up for the first of the day.

Brockhurst would follow this with the second of the day after her courage over the ball would result in a free kick, Glenelg dazed wouldn’t stand the mark allowing her to play on and run into an open goal. 

Headed into the second up by 14-points, keeping Glenelg scoreless in the first. 



The second quarter would start with a bang as the opening bounce would see the side clear it quickly into the hands of Jordann Hickey who would shrug her defender and slot the first of the term in rapid fashion. 

Both sides would crack down and not provide any more majors in the term as the pressure was relentless.

Laquoiya Cockatoo-Motlap was the enforcer of this movement as she would end the day with a team high 9 tackles. 

It was hard to get around the ground and the half would end with the league side in front by 19-points.

After a scrabble in the third term South appeared to loosen up a bit and get back to what was working in the first.

A key aspect of that was to get the ball into the hand of Brockhurst up forward, she would kick the only major of the quarter for the squad.

Her third would come after some impressive body work in a 1v1 contest. Taking the mark and finding herself 20-metres away from home, the kick was pure and her third and final major was on the board. 

South was making use of the opportunities, and it was a major difference maker in the contest.

In a dominant position heading into the final quarter, it was going to be hard for Glenelg to make an impact in the last as a 24-point deficit had to be overcome.

Neither side would score a major as the pressure acts continued to tally up, the Panthers would end this game with a whooping 78 tackles. 

Brooke Boileau would cap her last game of the SANFLW season with 30 disposals.

It a game of strength and grit the league side took the win by 22-points. 

Round 6 will see South face against Sturt on Saturday the 13th of April at Thebarton Oval in a prime time clash at 7:00pm.

South Adelaide Dev v Glenelg Dev

Round 5 - Stratarama Stadium - 29/03/2024









5.2 (32)





2.12 (24)

N.Wright, Woodward, Koster, Parisi, Northcott

Archbold, Dodds, Kirk, Parisi, Woodward



The Development League side have been cruising as of late, still undefeated and letting the league know that this was the standard South would provide week in and week out.

Faced against Glenelg in round 5 the mission was simple, keep the losses column empty.

In the first the girls were making sure this feat would be achieved as they would keep Glenelg scoreless while providing two of their own.

The Panthers did well when securing their first goals of the day after smooth passages of play left them in great positions up forward. 

It was relentless the squad not giving the opposition an inch. In the second term it was a lot of the same.

Leading by 11-points headed in the second a reply would be needed by Glenelg to stay in this one, as it transpired kicking inaccuracies would keep them from doing this as they would provide one goal and five points.

South doing well to combat this by securing one major of their own.

Nari Wright had been dominant around the ground with her skills and composure, doing well to provide damaging play. 

The goal scorers Shae Archbold, Bonnie Dodds and Abby Woodward also providing a big impact as their play in the forward line was the difference in the half.

Getting away with a 7-point lead heading into the third quarter was a gift considering the amount of scoring shots which were had by Glenelg. The defensive had to tighten up as it could have been much worse. 

Jess Kirk would secure the only South major of the quarter with a set shot directly in front.

It was a tight tussle in this term, but standout Mel Koster was a difference maker with her on-ball pressure and finesse. 

Headed into the last with a 10-point lead it was clear that the girls had what it took to get the job done. 

Scarily enough the opposition brought this game right back into contention as it was only a matter of time before they would finally secure a major after the inaccuracies around the goals. 

Now only up by 2-points the squad needed a hero and Taya Parisi answered the call with her critical set-shot from 20-metres out 14-minutes into the term. 

As it turned out that major was enough as the development squad kept the undefeated streak alive. 

The next contest for the development squad will be a rescheduling of the round 2 game which was postponed due to the heat.

South will host Norwood at Flinders University Stadium on Wednesday the 3rd of April in a 6:30pm with free entry. 

About the Author:Bailey Hutchinson

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