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Lumin Sports Match Report: Round 9 v Norwood

Lumin Sports Match Report: Round 9 v Norwood

13 June 2023

South Adelaide V Norwood
Round 9 - Flinders University Stadium - 12/06/2023



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Goals: Shillabeer 3, Freitag 2, Fitt, Heaslip, Kirkland
Disposals: O'Neill 27, Davis 24, Dunkin, Mutch, Wilkinson 22
Best: Brooksby (Thanks to Betta Home Living McLaren Vale & Victor Harbor), Davis (Thanks to Sports Power), Dunkin (Thanks to Jimmy Deane's), O'Neill
Injuries: - 
Crowd: 1,550

Match Replay



The Reserves make it two in a row, while the League struggle at home.

After a strong win Against North Adelaide on the road, the Panthers looked to continue their form against Norwood in a King's Birthday Clash.

The Panther's welcome two debutants with Koby Cockshell (#1813) and Cooper Rogers (#1814) getting the call up. 

Norwood were dominant from the get-go, securing the first major of the day. This would later be followed by Liam Fitt who secured his first late in the opening quarter.  

While the game was contested with high pressure, Mitch O’Neill and Oliver Davis combined for 51 disposals and 17 tackles. Elliot Dunkin, Kobe Mutch and Eamon Wilkinson racking up 22 disposals each.

The Panthers struggled around goals, only managing three minor scores to Norwood’s nine-goal haul heading into the final quarter.

Keegan Brooksby was again dominant with 18 disposals and 35 hit outs.

A fourth quarter resurgence saw the Panthers shift gear with Damon Freitag, Ben Heaslip, Ben Shillabeer, and Cameron Kirkland all combining up forward brining the Panthers back to a two goal deficit.

However, it was too little too late with Norwood going on to kick the final two goals of the game and running away with the win.

The Panthers will welcome the split round bye and look to bounce back after a week off against Adelaide on Saturday June 24th from 2:10pm.

South Adelaide Reserves V Norwood Reserves
Round 9 - Flinders University Stadium - 12/06/2023



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Goal: Birt, Dunshea, Schuback 2, Bradley, Duncan, Harding, Hindes
Disposals: Megins 25, Schuback 21, Collins 19, Birt, K.Smith 
Best: Megins (Thanks to Sports Power), Kraemer, Birt, Bedford, Dunshea

Match Replay


After last week’s dominant win over North Adelaide, the Reserves looked to continue their form against Norwood on a King’s Birthday Clash.

Nic Dunshea kicked off proceedings for the day slotting his first of the day which was followed by Sam Hindes who was hoping to back up his three-goal performance from the previous week.

Norwood quickly replied with two goals, evening up the scores.

Angus Bradley would then make his return to football known securing his first goal after a long-term injury.

Another Norwood goal would again level the scores heading into the first break of the game.

In a highly contested second quarter, there was much back and forth between the two ends of the ground with Nick Kramer and Dylan Brown combining for 19 tackles throughout the game. Charlie Duncan kicked the only major for the second quarter, handing the Panthers a seven-point lead into the main break.

After a contested second quarter, the Panthers were ready to take on the game in the third. However, Norwood had other plans with all the action in their forward line for the start of the quarter. Key defenders in Aaron Douglass, Ray Harding, and Tate Lovering remained composed under pressure, only allowing one Norwood major in that time.

While the contest remained tight with high levels of pressure, Dunshea and Isaac Birt were able to find the ball and secure a goal each in the third keeping the Panthers in the game with only a ten-point deficit heading into the final quarter.

Harding kicked off the final quarter finding himself up forward and kicking his first goal of the game edging the Panthers closer.

A period of congested play allowed Ollie Megins to rack up 25 disposals and 37 hit outs for the match and Scott Bedford collected a match-leading 4 marks.

The Panthers defence remained strong with Douglass, Harding, Lovering, Kyan Smith and Lachlan Scott forcing Norwood to fail in scoring a major in the last quarter.

Jonti Schuback and Birt would combine for the final three goals of the match, securing the Reserves fifth win of the season.

The Reserves will look to continue their form after the Bye when they again take on Norwood on Saturday June 24th at 11:30am.


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