Reserves Match Report - Round 10 - South Adelaide vs Sturt
Reserves Match Report
South Adelaide vs Sturt
Round 10 - Peter Motley Oval - 11/06/18
Goals: Sladojevic 3, Tyllis 2, Hall, Helyar
Best: Kappler, Fairlie, Sladojevic, Hoey, Tyllis, Elmes
South Adelaide Reserves fell to a 40-point defeat at the hands of Sturt on the Queen's Birthday Monday.
The Panthers held firm with the hosts through the first quarter, but were ultimately overran to the tune of 7.12 (54) to 14.10 (94) by the final whistle.
The sides opened the match locked in an even arm wrestle, with Sturt kicking the first two majors, but goals to Joseph Tyllis and Jayden Hall in the final five minutes won the lead back for the Panthers.
However, the home side took control of the match in the second term, kicking back into the lead in the first minute and never relinquishing their advantage.
The Panthers only goal for the term came through 16-year-old debutant Daniel Sladojevic, who stood tall on debut to kick three goals in a promising first senior outing.
It was a disappointing result for South, who broke even with their hosts in most categories and only managing seven goals from their 48 inside 50s, compared to Sturts 14 from 50.
Jaidan Kappler impressed the coaches with his composure and rebound off of halfback.
Meanwhile, Connor Fairlie continued to get his hands on plenty of the footy, leading all comers with 30 disposals and nine clearances.
Morphett Vale recruit Lee Hoey (23 touches) put in his best performance of the season, while young defender-come-forward Jackson Elmes continues to grow as a lead up target.
Speedy Tyllis was the Panthers only other multiple goal kicker, snaring two from his 14 touches to go with a team high seven tackles.
The Reserves will now have an extra week to regroup with a bye next weekend as the League side clash with the Crows SANFL team.