Lumin Sports Match Report: Round 18 v Glenelg
The Panthers fall to the Tigers.
South Adelaide V Glenelg
Round 18 - Stratarama Stadium Stadium - 26/08/2023
Goals: Delean, Freitag 2, Fitt
Disposals: Haines 38, Gibbs 28, Davis 25, O'Neill 19, Rose 17
Best: Clavarino (Thanks to Betta Home Living McLaren Vale & Victor Harbor), Brooksby (Thanks to Sports Power), Haines (Thanks to Jimmy Deane's), Delean, Gibbs
Injuries: Broadbent, Shillabeer, Dunshea
The first quarter started well for the Panthers with Damon Freitag kicking his first from 50-metres.
A series of back and forth contested play would follow, before Jack Delean would secure the Panther's second from a tight angle 40-metres out from goals.
Glenelg fought there way back into the game and took a 12 point lead into the first break.
The contest was hot and tough in the second quarter and it took Liam Fitt to break the drought for the Panthers.
Fitt found himself setting up 25-metres from goal, after being awarded a free kick, and kept the Panthers finger of the pulse.
During the contest Kobe Mutch found himself around the ball, with a game high of 10 tackles.
Delean soon found himself in front of goal after taking a strong mark and secured his second shortly after.
The play slowed up after this and Glenelg would only kick one major score late in the term.
Headed into the second half down by 10-points there was still room for the league side to make a statement.
The Panthers would provide just one goal in the third term just before the 10-minute mark. A stoppage down the field would see Hayden Sampson explode through the pack and find himself on a run down the wing, managing to find Freitag with a pinpoint kick, lining up from 15-metres on a tough angle the set shot was flawless.
Glenelg would go on a run and left the Panthers in the dust after this, kicking five major scores.
The Tigers domination continued in the final quarter, kicking four unanswered goals.
Joseph Haines was electric, registering an astonishing 38 disposals, 32 of those coming by foot, while Gibbs looked youthful in his final game recording 28 disposals at the end of the contest in his final game.
South Adelaide Reserves V Glenelg Reserves
Round 18 - Stratarama Stadium - 26/08/2023
With finals confirmed for the Reserves, the boys were hopefully of building momentum and form from the last match of the Minor Rounds.
In pristine conditions the skills had to be up with no excuse for error as Glenelg could take advantage quickly. Knowing this, the Reserves were quick out of the gates in the first term.
It would only take a few moments until the Panthers would rebound and stream forward, getting it into the safe hands of Nic Dunshea, while on the move he would shake his defender, sell some candy, and unleash from 50-metres out.
Glenelg would kick into gear and reply with force, causing the Reserves to take a back foot. They became stagnant and struggled to make anything happen around the ground.
Through the middle mark of the first term the Panthers managed to get back to playing their brand of football.
Jacob Collins found some space and registered his first major from 30-metres out, levelling the game.
This was short lived as the opposition would go and hit the scoreboard a few more times leaving the reserves down by 13-points at the first break.
In the second term Glenelg continued to build their lead while the Reserves struggled to piece it together.
There was a late goal by Cameron Kirkland, with a seamless 50-metre kick which sailed through for his first.
The Panthers needed to lift to get back into the game as they headed into half time down by 29 points.
During the second half Glenelg took charge and were dominant across all areas of the game.
Despite the poor performance, Lachlan Hayes was a strong contributor with 21 disposals.
The Panthers will look to shake off this result and head into the first week of finals.
Our Reserves will face Woodville-West Torrens in an Elimination Final on Saturday 2nd of September at Flinders University Stadium at 10:00am.