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Lumin Sports Match Report: Reserves Round 5 v Glenelg

Lumin Sports Match Report: Reserves Round 5 v Glenelg

3 May 2022

Lumin Sports Round 5 Reserves Match Report

South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Round 5 - Flinders University Stadium - 1/05/2022

South Adelaide1.

Goals: Kraemer, Mitchell 
Best: Sladojevic, Kraemer, Brown, Cresswell, Douglass

The South Adelaide Reserves' struggles continued on Sunday as they fell to a 73-point loss against Glenelg at Flinders University Stadium.

After a promising start, the Panther Reserves were blown away by the Tigers after quarter-time, which saw them fall to another bitter loss, 2.7 (19) to 13.14 (92).

Nic Kraemer finished with the side's highest disposal count (27), clearance count (9) and tackle count (6). Shannon Jones (23 disposals, 7 marks) and Jacob Collins (19 disposals, 5 tackles) were also impressive.

This match also marked the return of Daniel Sladojevic, who welcomed his return with some strong grabs in defence. The injury-riddled Panthers headed into this match as the heavy underdogs: but they didn’t let this fact get the better of them early.

Nash Mitchell featured heavily in most things that were good during the first term: included in this was him kicking the Panthers' first goal of the day, 13 minutes into the match. Around the ground, there were other glimpses of promise. Brian Gill came close to setting up a goal but a push against Sam Gaden went unseen.

Simply, the Tigers were more effective when going forwards. The visitors kicked 3 goals to 1 during the opening term and to make matters worse, the Panthers lost Isaac Birt to injury. 

Heading into the quarter-time break facing a 1.3 (9) to 3.3 (21) deficit: things went quickly downhill for the Panthers.

Oliver Megins, who provided the Panthers with a look at the footy during the centre bounces, and Aaron Douglass, who was involved careless hit by an opposition player, helped try to keep things sturdy—but the home side couldn’t match it with the opposition. The blue and white conceded 5 goals without scoring during the second term.

The Panthers bench would be trimmed down to 2, as the side also lost Dayne McGary to a head knock.

After quarter time, it was a game to forget. In total, following Mitchell’s opening score, the Panthers would concede 9 unanswered goals before Kraemer could kick South’s second goal of the goal, at which point the 2.7 (19) to 13.14 (92) loss was sealed.

The Panther Reserves, still looking for their opening win of 2022, now turn their attention toward Norwood for their clash at Coopers Stadium on Saturday, 7 May, from 11:25am. 

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