Juniors Report: Round Eight - South Adelaide vs Glenelg
South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Round Eight - Hickinbotham Oval - 14/05/16
Goals: N. Steele 4, R. Mayes, T. Stone, D. Whimpress, N. Beenham, J. Tylliss, N. Scanlan
Best: D. Whimpress, N. Steele, H. Bruce, J. Tylliss, J. McKinnon
South Adelaide's Under-18s suffered a 59-point defeat at the hands of Glenelg at Hickinbotham Oval on Saturday afternoon.
It was disappointing that the boys were not able to back up their great performance from round seven against Woodville-West Torrens, which saw them come from behind to even the scores and eventually draw with a very strong Eagles side.
After a good first half the lads held a three point lead at the major break. However, we were well beaten in the second half and our failure to follow simple instructions and use the ball long and direct really cost us and allowed Glenelg to take the momentum.
Hopefully a valuable lesson has been learnt and this will be an experience that will make us a better team this week against Sturt.
There will be changes made to the team again this week with some players being called up the Under-18 State training program and College Footy.
Our best player for the second week in a row was Dylan Whimpress.
Next week we face Sturt on Sunday 22 May at Hickinbotham Oval from 11:25am.
Under 18s Coach
South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Semi Final - Football Park - 14/05/16
Goals: E. Wilkinson, G. Bayliss, H. Sampson, J. Colwell
Best: H. Sampson, J. Fitzgerald, E. Wilkinson, J. Manuel, S. Whitbread
Heading to Football Park on a Thursday night to play Glenelg in a knock out final provided another challenge for the players. We win we play off in the Grand Final, we lose we are out.
The players were up and about early putting Glenelg under enormous pressure. We had a couple of early chances to kick goals but only managed three points. As it turned out Glenelg went straight down the other end and scored a major which gave them some real confidence. At quarter time Glenelg lead by 10 points.
The second quarter was a real arm wrestle. Glenelg were handling the slippery conditions a little better and our players were over using the handball.
Glenelg went into the main break with a 17 point lead after we missed a goal after the siren.
Unfortunately in the second half Glenelg could not do a thing wrong. Once again they played the conditions better then us and ran away with a 12 goal win.
The players have had a sensational season and can be very proud of their efforts.
South Adelaide supporters should be very excited will the talent that will be coming through in the coming years.
Under 16s Coach
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