Reserves Match Report - Round 15 - South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
Reserves Match Report
South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
Round 15 - Hickinbotham Oval - 21/07/18
Goals: Moyle, Helyar 2, Hall, Elmes, Sampson, Steele, Bogle
Best: Haren, Helyar, Bogle, Hoey, Baker, Fairlie
Injuries: Badger (hamstring), Tyllis (concussion)
South Adelaide's Reserves were overrun in the final term at Hickinbotham Oval on the way to a 30-point loss against North Adelaide on Saturday afternoon.
In a see-sawing affair it was the Roosters who finished the strongest as they handed the Panthers a 9.6 (60) to 13.12 (90) defeat at home.
Kicking against the breeze in the first term, South weathered North's charge relatively well and trailed by only two goals at the first change.
South began to peg the margin back in the second term through Alex Moyle and Jackson Elmes and by the time Nick Steele curled one in from the Jimmy Deane Grandstand pocket the home side hit the lead.
North came out of the rooms with the breeze at their back and again took advantage of the conditions, opening up an 11 point margin by the final change.
Unfortunately for South the Roosters would continue their ascendancy into the final term, outscoring their hosts 5.3 to 2.2 and running out comfortable winners in the end.
The Panthers will be disappointed with their ball use around the ground and inefficiency entering the forward line as they fell short on the scoreboard despite leading the inside 50s 47-41 for the day.
Ben Haren gave a positive response to being sent back to the Reserves. The former Magpie amassed 26 touches and clunked 11 marks playing in the ruck and forward. He was also a driving force getting the ball forward with a team-high eight inside clearances.
Coby Helyar (26 touches), Luke Bogle (17 and six tackles) and Connor Fairlie (27 possessions) found their share of the ball.
Meanwhile, Lee Hoey and Aidan Baker played solid games in a defence under siege at times.
Unfortunately, South also lost Robert Badger and Joseph Tyllis to injury during the game.
The Panthers will now look to bounce back as they head to Alberton to take on Port Adelaide on Saturday, July 28, with first bounce at 11.40am
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