Lumin Sports Match Report: Reserves Round 7 vs Glenelg
Lumin Sports Round 7 Reserves Match Report
South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Round 7 - ACH Group Stadium - 21/05/2022
Goals: Brown, Gill, Kraemer, Megins
Best: Douglass, Kraemer, R. Jones
Tough day at the bay for the South Adelaide Reserves as they suffered a 68-point loss at the hands of Glenelg at ACH Group Stadium on Saturday.
The understrength Panthers were no match for the higher-placed Tigers who handed them a bitter and one-sided loss, 4.4 (28) to 14.12 (96).
But this tough loss was not without some promising displays. For instance, coming up from the Panther under-18s for his Reserves debut was Angus Bradley who finished with 13 disposals, 6 tackles and 4 marks.
However, highlights on Saturday were rare as the Tigers ran ramped during the early stages of the first quarter. They racked up 8 unanswered scoring shots within 15 minutes of footy – which put immense pressure on South’s backline.
It was Douglass who helped marshal the Panthers into an end-to-end play. This play saw Isaac Birtrun through the middle before sending the ball deep inside forward 50, where Brian Gill was waiting to score the blue and white’s first major of the match.
A scuffle broke out within seconds of the quarter-time siren – which signalled the Panthers’ early deficit, 1.1 (7) to 3.5 (23).
The main highlight of the second term came when Dylan Browncollected the footy, weaved through traffic, and kicked truly from afar for South’s second goal of the match. Despite this – most of the highlights came from the home side who stretched their lead to 35 points by halftime.
Ben Shillabeerbecame ‘Soaring Shillas’ after his eye-catching specky on the wing. His mark – along with a Kraemer goal – were the main highlights from another tough term for the Reserves, who were 40 points down by the time the three-time-quarter siren had sung.
Shillabeer sprung up again during the early stages of the final term to add a one-handed grab to his highlight reel. But still, most of the goals came from the yellow and black.
However, Megins’ wonderful set shot goal would prove to be the Panthers’ final goal of their tough match: which ended in a 4.4 (28) to 14.12 (96) loss.
South Adelaide Reserves will now look to regain their winning form when they clash with West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday, May 28, from 11:30am.