SAFCW Match Report: Round 5 - Charlton stars in dominant Panthers win
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SAFCW Match Report
South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
Round 5 - Flinders University Stadium - 23/03/19
Goals: Charlton 3, Bennett 2, Campbell, Goding, Tahau, Walker-Murphy
Best: Charlton, Campbell, Munyard, Hammond, Gryczewski, Tahau
Injuries: Fielke (knee)
South Adelaide's senior women claimed a dominant win over Wooville-West Torrens at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Panthers surged to a 9.12 (66) to 2.0 (12) victory on the back of an impressive Teah Charlton performance.
The young forward from Christies Beach racked up 24 touches and 16 tackles, while also slotting three goals in a standout display.
She was not alone with Nicole Campbell (20 possessions, six inside 50s and a goal) and Hannah Munyard (20 disposals and five inside 50s) also playing key roles in South kicking their highest score of the season.
Overall, South dominated possession (247 to 192) and controlled the territory game all afternoon, sending the ball into attack 43 times to 12.
As effective as South's offence was, their defence was equally stifling.
Marshalled by the dashing Cheyenne Hammond and netball convert Emma Cryczewski, South conceded only two goals for the afternoon and repelled 10 of a possible 12 Woodville forward forways.
Both Eagles goals came at the start of the first quarter. South were controlling the play, but unable to put a score on the board and were twice punished on the counter attack.
Dangerous forward Kiana Lee snapped one home from the south-eastern pocket, before ruck Caitlin Sampson crumbed nicely at the front of the contest and slotted one into a vacant goal square.
To make matters worse for South, midfielder Tonia Fielke playing in her comeback game from a torn ACL in her right knee had to be helped from the ground moments after the Panthers conceded the second goal.
Fielke turned to lay a tackle as her opponent charged through the middle of the ground and awkwardly twisted her right knee. She would take no further part in the game.
However, South soon clicked into gear and Charlton had her first of the game from a classy running shot in the playground pocket.
Madison Bennett kicked the hosts into the lead on the brink of quarter time. The speedster capitalised on some outstanding follow up work from young debutant Heidi Smith, who chased her own kick and laid a strong sheppard and open the way for Bennett to slot her first into an open goal.
The rest of the match was all Panthers.
Charlton had her second within minutes of the restart after courageously going back with the flight of the ball and marking a neat pass from Munyard.
Mykala Walker-Murphy added her name to the goal kickers list shortly after, converting a set shot from the pocket following a blocking free kick off the ball.
Charlton was again amongst it catching her opponent holding the ball in the forward 50 and kicking truly for her third.
Inaccuracy kept the score from getting out of hand as South only managed five behinds for the third term.
However, Dani Goding got things back on track for the hosts within a minute of the restart, marking strongly and snapping truly in the goal square.
Young forward Indy Tahau goalled soon after with a strong mark and finish direct in front, while Bennett added her second and Campbell her first, both the beneficiaries of some clean hands to run into open goals.
The win pushes South into second position on the ladder and just a win behind competition leaders Norwood.
Round 6 action sees the Panthers take on another SANFL Statewide Super Women's League new comer in Central District this Saturday.
Action gets underway from 3:45pm at Flinders University Stadium, following the Reserves (10:30am) and League (1:10pm) kicking off their season proper also against the Bulldogs.
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