League Match Report: Strong second half launches Panthers past Bloods

Posted by Matt Sampson on 6 May 2019
League Match Report: Strong second half launches Panthers past Bloods
 

League Match Report

South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Round 6 - Flinders University Stadium - 04/05/19

South Adelaide 2.2 5.4 9.7 15.11 101
West Adelaide 4.0 7.3 9.7 10.9 69


Goals: Davis 4, Overall, Karpany 2, Fitt, Rose, Emery, Cross, Heaslip
Best: Knoll, Heaslip, Karpany, Cross, Davis, Kappler
Injuries: Irra (quad), Haren (ankle)
Crowd: 1278

A second half surge lifted South Adelaide over West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday afteroon.

Well beaten in the first half, the Panthers lifted significantly after halftime to record a 15.11 (101) to 10.9 (69) victory.

Down by 11 at the major break, South levelled the scores by the final change and stormed home to kick six of the last seven goals to secure the win.

The win sees South return to the winner's list after two draws and a loss over the previous three and maintain their position in the top five.

Michael Knoll was outstanding around the stoppages in arguably his best game of the young season.

The big man from Box Hill gathered 15 touches, clunked six marks and got his hand to 47 hit outs in an impressive display.

South were also well served by Ben Heaslip (23 disposals, eight clearances and a goal), who was one of few Panthers who could hold his head high at halftime, and Malcolm Karpany, who looked dangerous with each of 15 possessions and slotted two goals.

Abe Davis was also important to the turnaround, booting four game-changing second half goals.

That said, it was the Bloods that started the brighter of the two teams, controlling the contest from the onset.

Within six minutes, West had booted three goals, while the Panthers had barely gotten their hands on the ball.

Adding to the frustration, excitement machine Emmanuel Irra's day came to an end within the opening minutes thanks to a quad injury and Ben Haren was also helped from the field in the first quarter with an ankle complaint.

Things look precariously placed before Karpany and Sam Overall pulled back a pair for the hosts.

However, South missed a pair of gettable goals and West added another in stoppage time to push the difference back to 10 at quarter time.

Alex Cailotto drew first blood in the second quarter, but West continued to have the answers, with Jono Beeche's second for the term giving his side a three-goal buffer deep into the term.

Heaslip continued to battle physically through the middle of the ground, while Jaidan Kappler (13 touches and six marks) scrapped and scragged for the Panthers backline in his return to the League side.

Skipper Joel Cross was able to capitalise on a West Adelaide mistake coming out of defence and pull one back deep into stoppage time and cut the lead to 11.

However, it was a first half to forget, with West controlling the lion's share of possession and the Panthers effort leaving much to be desired.

 

 

To their credit, the Panthers emerged from the rooms a different side.

Some structural changes, such as Davis' move to the forward lines, and a renewed desire to hunt the ball proved the catalyst for a significant turnaround.

Heaslip atoned for his poor set shot in the opening term by launching home a long-range effort towards the southern end, before Liam Fitt pounced on a loose ball inside 50 to add his first for the afternoon.

In the blink of an eye the scores were level again.

Minutes later Davis slotted his first of four to give South their first lead of the match.

West fought back through Hugh Haysman and the dangerous Beeche, but when Davis nailed his second in stoppage time, nothing could separate the sides as they turned for home.

The final term belonged to the hosts, as West seemingly ran out of puff.

South slotted the first four goals of the quarter to establish a 25-point buffer midway through the term, before Will Snelling could finally pull one back for the visitors.

However, two more majors from Karpany and Tom Whittlesea would put the final touches on a remarkable comeback.

This weekend there is a competition-wide bye, as the SANFL State Team do battle with the WAFL at Optus Stadium, with several Panthers in contention for selection. You can catch all the action with a South Adelaide Digital Pass.

South are next in action from 2:10pm on Saturday, May 18 against North Adelaide at Prospect Oval.

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Junior Match Report: U18s enjoy win over West Adelaide

Posted by Mark Clayton on 6 May 2019
Junior Match Report: U18s enjoy win over West Adelaide
 

Under-18s Match Report

South Adelaide @ West Adelaide
Round 6 - City Mazda Stadium - 04/05/19

South Adelaide 2.0 8.3 9.10 13.14 92
West Adelaide 5.4 5.5 7.6 9.6 60


Goals: Sladojevic 4, Riddle 3, Sampson 2, Freitag, Spicer, Nye, Horne
Best: Sladojevic, Jones, Draper, Hamilton, Spicer, Riddle

South Adelaide's Under-18s knocked off West Adelaide to the tune of 32 points at City Mazda Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday we played our sixth away game in a row.

This time against West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium (Richmond Oval) in our first standalone game, following the Under-16s season coming to an end last week.

We made seven changes to the team that lost to Sturt in Round 5.

We welcomed back our captain Aaron Douglass, Daniel Sladojevic, Damon Freitag and Beau McCreery re-joined us from State Under-18 commitments.

Hayden Kernahan played his first game for the club and we brought up two Under-16s in Jason Horne and Arlo Draper.

After a poor game last week, it was important that we responded well and got off to a good start.

Fortunately, we did just that. Under three minutes into the game, Mitch Riddle was front and centre to a contested ball in our forward 50, took the ball cleanly and finished for a goal.

Unfortunately, the fast start ended there, as West Adelaide kicked the next four goals.

Daniel Sladojevic pulled one back for us, but West kicked another to finish the quarter 22 points up.

However, we dominated the second quarter.

Although the disposals were similar, we had over twice the inside 50 entries and Sladojevic made the most of his opportunities kicking 3.1.

Freitag, Horne and Connor Sampson all kicked singles and overall we kicked six goals to a single behind and went into the main break now 16 points up.

After halftime it felt like we controlled the third quarter, but didn't manage to convert our chances. We kicked 1.7 points to 2.1, which kept West in the game and meant we still had some work to do.

The Bloods kicked the first goal of the last quarter to cut our lead to 11 points.

However, we kicked the next three. Riddle added a pair and Sampson another in the space of three minutes to give us some breathing space.

West kicked the next before Phoenix Spicer kicked his first just before the siren to give us a 32-point win.

It was a good day and we hope we continue that form as we move forward.

This weekend there is a State Game bye before we play yet another away game against North Adelaide. Our second against the Roosters at Prospect Oval and third in total at the venue.

At least there will be a strong contingent of Panthers supporters, as our game is the first of a triple header with League and Reserves matches following us.

Round 7
South Adelaide @ North Adelaide
Prospect Oval - Saturday 18th of May at 9.05am

Mark Clayton
Talent Manager

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Reserves Match Report: West too strong for Panthers

Posted by Matt Sampson on 6 May 2019
Reserves Match Report: West too strong for Panthers
 

Reserves Match Report

South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Round 6 - Flinders University Stadium - 04/05/19

South Adelaide 2.1 5.2 8.3 9.5 59
West Adelaide 6.3 8.4 10.6 14.8 92


Goals: Elmes 2, McGree, Baker, Juckers, Whitbread, Kennedy, Tucker, Fairlie
Best: Manuel, McGree, Badger, Sampson
Injuries: Beenham (ankle)

South Adelaide's Reserves fell to a 33-point defeat at the hands of West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers let the Bloods off the chain in the first quarter and were never able to reel back the lead, eventually falling to a 9.5 (59) to 14.8 (92) defeat.

South did claw their way back in the third term to cut the lead as low as seven points, but a 4.2 to 1.2 final stanza from West put the game away.

Young defender Jonty Manuel was best afield for the Panthers, gathering 18 touches and marshalling a backline that was at times under repeat pressure.

Ruckman Cameron McGree also continued his strong start to the season, leading all comers with 24 touches to go with eight clearances, 19 hit outs and a goal.

Meanwhile, Robert Badger played an important shutdown role and Hayden Sampson (20 possessions and six tackles) responded well to his return to the Reserves.

Sadly, young forward Nathan Beenham is also set for some time on the sidelines after injuring his ankle during the game.

Despite the loss, the Reserves remain fifth on the ladder and a game ahead of sixth-placed Sturt.

This weekend, there is a competition-wide bye, with South's next contest coming against North Adelaide at Prospect Oval from 11:30am, Saturday, May 18.

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Betta Teams: SANFL Round 6 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide

Posted by Matt Sampson on 2 May 2019
Betta Teams: SANFL Round 6 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
 

South Adelaide will look to bounce back to winning ways when they play host to West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium this Saturday afternoon.

After two draws and a loss, the Panthers will be looking for their first win since Round 2, while the Bloods are searching for their second win of the season.

Two inclusions have been confirmed so far, with Ben Heaslip and Kyle Emery slotting into the Panthers forward line, the latter coming off of an impressive haul of seven goals in the Reserves win over Sturt last weekend.

Jaidan Kappler has also earned a recall onto an extended bench that must be cut by two before first bounce.

Medium forward Brett Kennedy has been squeezed out of the side.

Meanwhile, the Reserves welcome back several faces, including newcomer James Loneragan.

The 21-year-old rebounding defender (189cm, 88kg) comes to the Panthers after playing all 18 games with the SANFL Crows in 2018.

Panthers action gets underway this Saturday with the Reserves at 10:30am, followed by the League (1:10pm) and final women's game of the minor rounds (3:45pm).

Round Details

What: SANFL Round 6 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Where: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
When: Saturday, May 4 - League 1:10pm; Reserves 10:30am; Women 3:45pm
Tickets: Adult $14; Concession $8; Kids U18 free - available for pre-purchase here

South Adelaide Round 5 SANFL teams presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living


 

Changes

In: Heaslip, Emery, Kappler
Out: Kennedy (omitted)
New: 
Milestones: 

Reserves

Badger, Baker, Beeche, Beenham, Coleman, Colwell, Elmes, Fairlie, Grimley,  Juckers, Kennedy, Loneragan, Lovering, Manuel, McGree, Mills, Milsom, Snelling, Tucker, Whitbread

In: Fairlie, Kennedy, Loneragan, Tucker
Out: Emery (League), Heaslip (League), Kappler (League), Hall (omitted)

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Betta Teams: SANFLW Round 10 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide

Posted by Matt Sampson on 2 May 2019
Betta Teams: SANFLW Round 10 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
 


South Adelaide's senior women are set for their final match of the minor rounds as they take on West Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium this Saturday afternoon.

Fresh off the competition-wide bye, the Panthers will make at least two changes to the side that knocked off ladder-leaders Norwood a fortnight ago.

Inspirational skipper Lauren Buchanan misses with a knee injury suffered against the Redlegs, while forward Jess Kirk has been omitted.

Young tall Brooklyn Kraft will get her chance at a second senior game, while consistent defender Samantha Pratt and utility Emogen Johnson have received recalls as well.

Veteran forward Alana Browne also comes into the squad of 24 on an extended interchange.

Women's League action gets underway in Noarlunga from 3:45pm Saturday afternoon, preceded by League (1:10pm) and Reserves (10:30am) games.

Entry is free to the SANFLW game after three quarter time of the League game. Approximately 3:00pm. Parking around the ground is available all day at $5 per vehicle.

South Adelaide Round 10 SANFLW teams presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living


 

Round Details

What: SANFLW Round 10 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Where: Flinders University Stadium (Noarlunga)
When: Saturday, May 4 - Women's 3:45pm; League 1:10pm; Reserves 10:30am
Entry: Free after three quarter time of the League game. Approx. 3pm.

Changes

In: Browne, Pratt, Kraft, Johnson
Out: Buchanan (knee), Kirk (omitted)
New:
Milestones: 

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Betta Teams: Juniors - U18 Round 6

Posted by Matt Sampson on 2 May 2019
Betta Teams: Juniors - U18 Round 6
 

This Saturday, South Adelaide's Under-18s hit the road again to play West Adelaide at Richmond.

Junior teams presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living

Under-18s

What: South Adelaide @ West Adelaide
Where: City Mazda Stadium
When: Saturday, May 4 - 11:00am
Entry: Free

Number Name Local Club
1 Phoenix Spicer Morphettville
2 Connor Sampson Myponga/Sellicks
4 Max Clifton Flagstaff Hill
5 Wade Sweetman Encounter Bay
7 Liam Nye Willunga
8 Tyler Oliver Goodwood Saints
9 Jack Fitzgerald Yankalilla
10 Beau McCreery Cove
11 Matthew Coulthard OSB/Lonsdale
12 Shane Pettiford Christies Beach
13 Mitch Riddle Brighton
15 Liam Hamilton Happy Valley
16 Shannon Jones Langhorne Creek
17 Harry Spacie Happy Valley
19 Jack Barter Morphett Vale
20 Marcus Lippett Encounter Bay
21 Hayden Kernahan Cove
24 Aaron Douglass Willunga
27 Boyd Austin Reynella
30 Jordan Bastian Brighton
31 Samuel Hindes Kangarilla
33 Jack Flett Happy Valley
34 Lachlan Williams Encounter Bay
35 Nicholas Kraemer Reynella
36 Matthew Reed Flagstaff Hill
37 Ben Ryan Happy Valley
39 Damon Freitag Wisanger
40 Daniel Sladojevic PHOS Camden
  Arlo Draper Willunga

In: Beau McCreery, Aaron Douglass, Damon Freitag, Daniel SladojevicArlo Draper
Out: 

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Four Panthers Named in 2019 Under-18 State Squad

Posted by Matt Sampson on 1 May 2019
Four Panthers Named in 2019 Under-18 State Squad

Four young Panthers have been selected in the 2019 SA U18 State Squad.

The SANFL today announced a 36-player squad that will represent South Australia at the AFL U18 National Championships later this year.

Representing South Adelaide are ruckman Damon Freitag (198cm, 103kg, Wisanger - KIFL), key forward Daniel Sladojevic (192cm, 88kg), small forward Darnell Tucker (174cm, 70kg, Happy Valley - SFL) and composed backman Zac Dumesny (186cm, 77kg).

Tucker, who has also tasted League football this season, has been included in the side as an overage player, while Dumesny will also be eligible for U18 State selection again in 2020.

Both Freitag and Sladojevic have enjoyed strong starts to the season playing with the Panthers Reserves.

A familiar face will lead the charges, as former Panthers Talent Manager, Tony Bamford continues in his role as SA U18 coach.

The Croweaters played two trial matches against WA during a five-day AFL Academy camp last week and will continue to ramp up their preparations ahead of the National Championships in June.

The SA U18 team will train chiefly at Thebarton Oval, while also spending time at the SA's AFL facilities of Adelaide and Port Adelaide.

Three trial matches will be played, including the final one against the SA U20 side ahead of Game 1 of the AFL U18 National Championships to be played against WA at Perth's Optus Stadium on Saturday June 15.

Just one match will be played on home soil, against arch-rival Victoria Metro at Alberton Oval on Saturday June 22, before final matches are played against Victoria Country at Geelong on Friday June 28 and the Allies at Marvel Stadium on Wednesday July 3.

View the full selected squad below. Underage prospects are highlighted in yellow. Overage talent in red.

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Injury Report: Round 5

Posted by Matt Sampson on 30 April 2019
Injury Report: Round 5
Player Name Injury Estimated Return
Joel Cross* Ankle Test
Connor Fairlie Shoulder Test
Coby Helyar Chest Test
Tyler Davies Knee 1 week
Anthony Biemans Hamstring 2 weeks
Nic Schwarz Hand 2-3 weeks
Eamon Wilkinson Knee 3-4 weeks
Luke Bogle Wrist 4-5 weeks


*Indicates injured last match

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Junior Match Report: U16s season finished after Finals loss to Glenelg

Posted by Clay Sampson on 29 April 2019
Junior Match Report: U16s season finished after Finals loss to Glenelg
 

Under-16s Match Report

South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Preliminary Final - City Mazda Stadium - 28/04/19

South Adelaide 1.1 2.3 5.5 7.9 51
Glenelg 1.1 5.2 8.5 10.7 67


Goals: Horne, Morton, Roberts, Magor, Copley, Sampson, Stummer-Harvey
Best: Horne, Le Raye, Birt, Treloar, Roberts, Magor

South Adelaide's Under-16s has come to an end after a 16-point loss to Glenelg in their Preliminary Final clash at City Mazda Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

In the wash up from the minor rounds, we finished second on the ladder after having a very good season with only two losses out of our seven games, one of which came after the siren.

The players were as well prepared for the knockout final as they could have been. It was simple, a win and we play off in the Grand Final. A loss would mean the season comes to a close.

So on a perfect day for football we travelled to West Adelaide to play Glenelg who had finished third on the ladder.

After a very scrappy start, and Glenelg dominating the quarter in regards to possession, we managed to come in at the first change with the scores locked away at seven a piece.

We felt if we cleaned things up a little and moved the ball a little quicker we could start to control the game.

To Glenelg's credit, they did not allow us to do this and gained control themselves. We headed into the main break with the Bays holding a 17-point lead.

With nothing to lose in the second half, we came out of the blocks and kicked the first two goals in five minutes to close the gap within a kick.

Another couple of opportunities missed and Glenelg went down the other end and converted goals themselves to again lead at the last change by three goals.

Heading into the last quarter it was going to be all out attack.

We managed to kick the first goal within two minutes and then had the next two shots on goal, but could not convert the chances.

At this stage we again had all the momentum. However, once again we were unable to convert our opportunities and Glenelg went down and scored against the flow of play.

Our season came to an end losing by 16-points after having one less inside 50 and one less scoring shot.

As a coach I could not have been prouder of the way the players conducted themselves and never lied down fighting all the way to the final siren.

I would like to thank the entire U16 squad for their commitment and dedication and wish you all the best with your football journeys.

I will be watching with interest.

Clay Sampson
U16 Head Coach

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Junior Match Report: U18s overrun by Sturt

Posted by Mark Clayton on 29 April 2019
Junior Match Report: U18s overrun by Sturt
 

Under-18s Match Report

South Adelaide @ Sturt
Round 5 - Peter Motley Oval - 28/04/19

South Adelaide 1.1 3.1 4.1 7.3 45
Sturt 6.1 8.5 11.11 15.13 103


Goals: Ryan, Flett 2, Reed, Sampson, Hamilton
Best: Williams, Austin, Spacie, Clifton, Kraemer, Nye

South Adelaide's Under-18s fell to a 58-point defeat at the hands of Sturt at Peter Motley Oval on Sunday morning.

This week we played our fifth game at away in a row. We are starting to forget what Noarlunga looks like!

This time we were away against Sturt at Peter Motley Oval in a 9.05am game due to a triple header, playing before our Reserves and League teams.

We had four changes to the team that won against Norwood in round 4, with Beau McCreery and Captain Aaron Douglass coming out due to State Under-18 commitments (which we also had Daniel Sladojevic, Damon Freitag and Darnell Tucker , who have spent the start of the season with the seniors, play in as well), while Zac Dumesny played in an All-Australian Under-17 game in Melbourne and James Grimley played his first Reserves game.

With these changes we brought Sam Hindes back into the team, Jack Fitzgerald played his first game for the year and Shane Pettiford and Jack Flett played their first Under-18 game.

Playing at 9.05 am on a Sunday morning is not ideal preparation for an elite competition, but both teams had the same conditions to which Sturt seemed to have prepared better.

The Double Blues jumped out at the start of the game, controlling the ball when they had it, taking 28 more marks for the quarter and putting us under pressure when we had the ball, which caused us to make mistakes that they then capitalised on.

Sturt kicked the first five goals of the game and six for the quarter, five of which were from our turnovers.

In the second quarter we managed to even out the possession, Liam Hamilton kicked a goal seven minutes in and Ben Ryan kicked his second 19 minutes in to bring us back within 21 points. However, we gave up two late goals in the last five minutes of the quarter and went in at halftime down 34 points.

For the first half of the third quarter, we battled and managed to kick the first goal through first gamer Flett. It looked as if we might be able to fight our way back into the game.

However, in the second half of the quarter we hardly touched the footy. Sturt kicked three goals and extended their lead to 52 points.

We started the last quarter well and began to look and play how we should have started the game.

Matthew Reed kicked his first two minutes in and we evened up the possession count for the quarter.

But again it was our turnovers that proved costly and Sturt kicked 4.1 from our mistakes and ultimately ran out 58-point victors.

It was a disappointing day, but I'm sure we can learn a lot from it. This starts with or preparation. We move forward to round 6 against West Adelaide, as we play in yet another away game.

Round 6
South Adelaide @ West Adelaide
City Mazda Stadium (Richmond) - Saturday 4th of May at 11.00am

Mark Clayton
Talent Manager

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Betta Teams: Juniors - U18 Round 18

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