Reserves Match Report: North to strong for Panthers
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South Adelaide @ North Adelaide
Round 7 - Prospect Oval - 18/05/19
Goals: Helyar 2, Kennedy, Elmes, Tucker, Bogle
Best: Loneragan, Bogle, Helyar, Illingworth
South Adelaide's Reserves were no match for the Roosters at Prospect Oval, going down by 90-points on Saturday.
A nine goal to three first half by the home side saw the Panthers fall to a 20.15 (135) to 6.9 (45) defeat.
South Adelaide had a tough day getting any momentum going, with North totalling 49 hit outs to 7 as well as 63 inside 50s to the Panthers 35.
The Panthers also had major problems in third quarter, managing just three behinds while the Roosters kicked five goals.
To the Panthers credit they didn't stop fighting despite trailing by a huge deficit, kicking three goals in the final quarter.
Coby Helyar did his best against the odds, gathering 21 disposals, two goals and six marks for the Panthers.
Encounter Bay product Tarik Illingworth was also impressive with 18 disposals, three marks and three rebound 50s.
Meanwhile, Luke Bogle was influential for the Panthers, collecting 20 disposals, five clearances and a goal.
Robert Badger (12 disposals, four marks and five tackles) and Brett Kennedy (18 disposals, nine marks and a goal) were also stand outs for the visitors.
The Panthers now sit equal fourth on the ladder but seventh due to percentage, with four teams all tied with three wins for the season.
The reserves now have a weekend off before travelling to Maughan Thiem Kia Oval to face the second placed Eagles from 12:00pm, Saturday, June 1.
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