Junior Match Report: Panthers take down the Dogs!
Orthopaedics SA Under-18s Match Report
South Adelaide @ Central District
Round 18 - X Convenience Oval - 24/08/19
Goals: Sladojevic 5, Riddle 2, Freitag, Hamilton, Ryan, Kraemer
Best: Oliver, Clifton, Sladojevic, Hamilton, Sweetman, Little
South Adelaide Under-18s finish off the minor round with a comfortable win over Centrals on Saturday morning.
Round 18 saw us travel to Elizabeth Oval to play Central for the second time in 3 rounds.
This time it was before Central's League team and their coach Roy Laird's last game after 17 years in charge of the club, which is a fantastic achievement.
Although Central Under 18's has not had a great season, we were expecting there to be some emotion in the game given the day for the club and its leader.
We had two changes to the team this week with Arlo Draper going out with injury and our captain, Aaron Douglass going up to the reserves.
This gave two Reynella boys an opportunity. Boyd Austin came back into the side after missing since round 10.
Lachlan Inthavong got a chance, this time playing as a small defender due to good form playing A grade for Reynella in the same position.
In the first quarter we had almost twice as many possessions as Centrals. In the second they were almost level.
We did have twice the inside 50's, but Centrals scored from some of our mistakes.
At one stage it looked as if we were going to lose the quarter, Daniel Sladojevic and Mitch Riddle both goaled within the last three minutes, to go into half time 32 points up.
We started the 3rd quarter well by creating chances, but again we couldn't convert as well as we would like.
Sladojevic kicked three for the quarter and Liam Hamilton bobbed up and kicked one to give us a 59-point lead at the last change.
After 3-quarter time as the players were going back out to their position, we were advised that one of the Central players was requiring an ambulance to take him to hospital following a knee injury sustained earlier in the match.
Due to the the time it would take for the ambulance to arrive, it would have meant that there would only be approximately 10-minutes of play remaining.
After discussions with all parties, the game was abandoned giving us a 59-point win.
We were happy to take the win and end the minor round in 3rd spot behind the Eagles and West Adelaide.
South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval - Saturday August 31 @ 11:00 am
U18 Head Coach
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