Seniors Report: Round 21 - South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Big Game Ben: Ben Heaslip played a pivotal role in South Adelaide's 39-point win over West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium. Image: Nick Hook Photography.
South Adelaide vs West Adelaide
Round 21 - City Mazda Stadium - 13/08/16
Goals: Trembath 3, Szust, Kokkinakis, Overall, Irra 2, Heaslip, Moyle, Wray, Ah Chee
Best: Heaslip, Irra, Nichols, de Visser, Daniel, Steffe
South Adelaide's Reserves concluded their minor round with a 39-point win over West Adelaide on Saturday afternoon.
The Panthers led from the outset and rode the strong play of midfield trio Ben Heaslip, Emmanuel Irra and Hayden Nichols to a win that sees them finish the season fifth on the ladder and qualified for finals action.
Heaslip was immense at the stoppages, collecting 27 disposals (15 of the contested), seven clearances and a goal in a best on ground performance.
Excitement machine Irra (28 touches, seven tackles and two goals) and the consistent Nichols (21 possessions, eight tackles and a game high 10 inside 50s) were also key contributors on the day.
Utilities Cam de Visser and Nathan Daniel also did their chances of a league call up no harm, while Peter Steffe was dominant at the stoppages with 44 hit-outs.
The Panthers next game will be at Adelaide Oval for their first taste of Finals. Stay tuned to safc.com.au for more information in the next fortnight and make sure you come along to cheer the boys on!