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Lumin Sports Match Report: Reserves Round 7 vs Glenelg

Lumin Sports Match Report: Reserves Round 7 vs Glenelg

23 May 2022

Lumin Sports Round 7 Reserves Match Report

South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Round 7 - ACH Group Stadium - 21/05/2022

South Adelaide1.

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.

Meanwhile, Nick Kraemer (21 disposals, 7 clearances) and Sam Hindes (18 disposals, 5 marks 3 tackles) gave some highlights to the Panther fans that made the short trip down the hill.

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.

However, some of the Panthers’ strongest performers were from the backline. Dayne McGary was steadfast down back, while Aaron Douglass and Riley Jones both had their moments of brilliance.

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.

Lachlan Hayesand Max Clifton kept trying to make something happen – but to no avail. That was until Jacob Collins broke away from a stoppage before setting up Oliver Megins for a goal.

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.

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