MRS Property Reserves Match Report Round 10: vs Norwood
MRS Property Reserves Match Report
South Adelaide vs Norwood
Round 10 - Flinders University Stadium - 14/06/21
Goals: Nobes 4, Megins 2, Flett, Gaden, Kraemer
Best: Griffiths, Megins, Whitbread, Juckers, Nobes, Draper
A costlty second half sees South Adelaide Reserves fall to a 36-point loss at the hands of Norwood at Flinders University Stadium on Monday.
The Panthers, who had built a slight four-point buffer at halftime, registered three second-half goals but conceded nine which saw them suffer the 9.3 (57) to 13.15 (93) loss.
The tall tandem of Ollie Megins and Bailey Griffiths was impressive for the Panthers as Megins finished with two goals and Griffiths gathered 46 hit-outs.
Fittingly, it was also Megins who got things going for the Panthers after he was able to mark Zac Dumesny's thumping kick inside 50 before going back to kick the opening goal of the game, all within the first minute of play.
This fast start for the Panthers was quickly soured by the loss of Harry Spacie to injury which ruled him out for the remainder of the match.
The Redlegs, who begun the match with the breeze at their backs, made the most of it during the late stages of the opening term by kicking two answered goals which handed the Panthers a nine-point deficit at the first break.
The second term was the Panthers turn to kick with the favourable south-westerly breeze and they certainly made the most of it.
Nicholas Kraemer was the first to strike and he did so in style after he kicked truly on the run from 45 metres out from the flank. Minutes later, South's forward pressure forced a turnover and Sam Gaden struck from almost the same spot.
The Panthers also remained steadfast on the defensive end, with one of their rebounds allowing Jake McCreery to easily set up Megins, who went back and drilled his second of the day.
The final six minutes of the first half proved to be the Daniel Nobes show as his juggling contested mark allowed him to register his first of the day. He then followed up minutes later by display his groundwork skills with a quick pick up and snap.
This goal gave the Panthers a four-point lead at halftime; but unfortunately, this would be the final time the Panthers would lead as Norwood kicked six unanswered goals during the third term.
Nobes made an appearance during the final term with two goals in eight minutes, but by then the 9.3 (57) to 13.15 (93) result was all but settled.
The South Adelaide Reserves will look to bounce back when they clash with Sturt at Unley Oval on Saturday, June 26, from 11:55am.