MRS Property Reserves Match Report Round 2: vs North Adelaide
MRS Property Reserves Match Report
South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
Round 2 - Prospect Oval - 10/04/21
Goals: Kraemer 2, Douglass, McKinnon, Turner, Whitbread
Best: McKinnon, Elsworthy, Dumesny, Bogle, Lovering, Juckers
A final quarter fight back by South Adelaide Reserves falls just nine points shy of North Adelaide during a wet and windy match at Prospect Oval on Saturday.
Trailing by 28 points at the final change, the Panthers stormed home but kicked an inaccurate 2 goals and 8 behinds which saw them fall just short, 6.15 (51) to 9.6 (60).
Despite the close nature of the final result, it was a far cry from the opening term as the Panthers struggled to get anything going against last year's Grand Finalist, North Adelaide.
Going goalless for the duration of the opening term, the Panthers entered the first break with a worrying 21-point deficit.
However, the Panthers were able to mount a mini fightback during the second term with the aid of the breeze.
McKinnon got things going with South Adelaide's first goal of the day at the second minute mark of the second term. But this was the only goal until Kraemer kicked truly at the nineteenth minute.
South Adelaide was provided with plenty of the footy through first-year Panthers, Ollie Megins and Fraser Turner, yet the Panthers failed to make a major dent in the deficit as they entered the main break trailing, 2.4 (16) to 5.4 (34).
The third term saw the Panthers once again struggle to defend against the Roosters who had the strong wind advantage.
But facing a 4.7 (31) to 9.5 (59) deficit at the final break, it looked as if the Panthers were destined for an ugly defeat.
Yet the side seemed to flick a switch after three quarter time, as the Panthers looked to finish off strongly with the aid of the breeze. Midway through the term, Turner and Kraemer struck with goals and it looked as if a final quarter comeback was brewing.
But inaccuracy proved to be as big as an enemy as the Roosters, since the Panthers amassed just 2 goals and 8 behinds during the final term.
Despite collecting 6 more scoring shots and having 14 more inside 50s, the siren would sound to hand the Panthers a 6.15 (51) to 9.6 (60) defeat.
South Adelaide Reserves will now look to bounce back against the Eagles at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval on Saturday, April 17, from 11:20am.
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