Home >  Blog >  League Match Report - Round 9 - South Adelaide vs Port Adelaide

League Match Report - Round 9 - South Adelaide vs Port Adelaide

Posted by South Adelaide Football Club on 4 June 2018
League Match Report - Round 9 - South Adelaide vs Port Adelaide

League Match Report

South Adelaide vs Port Adelaide
Round 9 - Hickinbotham Oval - 03/06/18

South Adelaide 5.2 8.4 10.6 16.11 107
Port Adelaide 0.3 3.7 7.7 10.11 71

Goals: Fitt 4, Szust, Biemans 2, Liddle, Kreuger, Davis, Brown, Rankine, Fields, Heaslip, Haren
Best: Liddle, Brooksby, Fitt, Redigolo, Biemans, Haines
Crowd: 1774

South Adelaide have moved themselves a game clear in the top five after a 36-point win over Port Adelaide on Sunday at Hickinbotham Oval.

The Panthers kick started their claim for the points with a strong first quarter performance that saw them kick five unanswered goals to the Magpies three behinds.

The hosts did have to hold off several Port Adelaide charges, as the visitors closed within nine points midway through the third term, but had a counter punch for each Magpie run and saw out a 16.11 (107) to 10.11 (71) win.

Things got moving early for Jarrad Wright's men as youngsters Liam Fitt and Cody Szust got the Panthers on the board in the first 10 minutes.

South enjoyed much of the play for the term and once Szust added a second, Nick Liddle danced around a crowd for his first and Anthony Biemans kicked truly, the home side had opened up a 29-point buffer by the first change.

Despite co-captain Joel Cross being well held by a strong tag from Will Snelling, the Panthers midfield was clicking through the outstanding play of Liddle and their other skipper Keegan Brooksby.

Liddle was the greatest accumulator on the ground, racking up 29 disposals and a goal in another best on ground display.

Meanwhile, Brooksby continued to round into some superb form, putting in a monstrous line of 22 disposals, eight marks, 11 clearances and 42 hit outs against the Magpies three-headed ruck brigade of Billy FramptonSam Hayes and Peter Ladhams.

The Magpies clawed back early in the second, connecting on the first two majors scores.

However, long range efforts from Matt Rankine and Abe Davis, plus another clinical Biemans finish helped maintain a 27-point buffer at the major change.

Join us at our annual White Ribbon Lunch before we tackle the Crows!


To their credit the Magpies charged again in the third and once former Glenelg wingman Dom Barry punched one home South's lead would be cut to nine.

However, the fourth quarter belonged the home side.

The Panthers kicked the first three goals of the term through left-footers Fitt, Ben Haren and Tom Fields to push the margin back out the 37 and beyond reach.

Fitt put in a fine performance, leading all scorers with four goals in arguably his best performance of his young career.

Former Magpie Biemans was also impressive up forward, slotting two goals and imposing himself physically on the game with his pressure and aerial presence.

Meanwhile, backmen Tarak RedigoloTyson Brown and Joseph Haines all played well to restrict the offensive weapons at the Magpies disposal.

The Panthers now enjoy an extended break before preparing for a tough clash with reigning premiers Sturt at Peter Motley Oval on the Queen's Birthday Monday.

We are #StrongerTogether - we need you on board!

Author: South Adelaide Football Club
Tags: SANFL Senior Football Senior Match Reviews Panthers Football Panthers News

Latest News

Betta Teams | KI Cup

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 15 January 2020
Betta Teams | KI Cup
Donate to the KI Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund Donate to the Western Districts Sports Club Purchase a 2019 Hoop Guern...
Posted in: Panthers News Panthers Community Panthers Events Match Previews Charity  

Panthers in the 2020 Country Talent Program

Posted by Mark Clayton on 14 January 2020
Panthers in the 2020 Country Talent Program
Panther Representatives at the SANFL Under-16 Country Trail. In conjunction with the SANFL Clubs, a squad of approximately 32 Under-16 pla...

Panthers and Southern District CC join forces for KI

Posted by Jonathon Parker on 7 January 2020
Panthers and Southern District CC join forces for KI
The South Adelaide Football Club and the Southern District Cricket Club team up in support of Kangaroo Island. In an effort to raise some much-...
Posted in: SANFL Senior Football Panthers Football Panthers News Panthers Community Jimmy Deane's Panthers Events Charity  
< Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Next >






  • 3. NORWOOD


  • 4. GLENELG




  • 6. STURT







  • SANFLW Round 1

    South Adelaide vs Eagles
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
    Date: Friday, Feb 14
    Time: 6:30pm

  • SANFLW Round 2

    South Adelaide vs Sturt
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
    Date: Friday, Feb 21
    Time: 6:30pm

  • SANFLW Round 3

    South Adelaide vs Norwood
    Venue: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
    Date: Saturday, Feb 29
    Time: 6:45pm

Club contact details

1 Lovelock Drive,
Noarlunga Downs SA 5168

P : (08) 8186-8200
F : (08) 8326-6800
E : reception@safc.com.au

Bookmark SiteTell a FriendPrint