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State Report: SANFL vs VFL

State Report: SANFL vs VFL

30 May 2016

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State Report

State Game - Adelaide Oval - 29/05/16

VFL 4.2 6.5 9.6 13.9 87

Goals: Eddy, Rioli 4, McGregor, Kirkwood 3, Cross, Johnston
Best: Kirkwood, Boyd, Evans, Eddy, Summerton, McGregor, Cross, Rioli

The SANFL West End State team defeated the VFL by 19 points at Adelaide Oval on Sunday afternoon.

South Australia claimed bragging rights over the arch-rival Victorians after leading at every change and holding strong during a spirited final quarter comeback attempt by the VFL.

The victory marks the fourth straight win against the VFL for the SANFL. The last time SA lost to Victoria was 2002.

Panthers stars Joel Cross and Brett Eddy were amongst the best players for South Australia.

Cross a strong contributor to SA's illustrious midfield group, notching 27 touches, eight marks, six tackles, five clearance and a goal.

Meanwhile, Eddy was the focal point of the Croweaters attack, slotting 4.3 from his 15 possessions and seven marks.

Sturt and SANFL skipper Zane Kirkwood received his second Fos Williams Medal as best afield for South Australia.

Watch the highlights of the big State clash below - and watch the full replay here.

Hear from South Australia's winning coach Graham Cornes on his side's victory below:


SANFL Juniors Report

SA U20 vs SA U18
SANFL Juniors - Adelaide Oval - 29/0516

SA U20      15.898
SA U18       8.4 52

Goals - SA U20: H. Carey 5, J, Koster 3, A. Parella, J. Hayes, P. Bampton, L. Hosie, Z. Richards, J. Boyle, J. Johansen
Goals - SA U18: C. May 3, J. Houlahan, C. Coleman-Jones 2, K. Lebois
Best - SA U20: A. Parella, L. Hosie, H. Carey, C. Wildman, J. Koster, J. Elsworthy
Best - SA U18: J. Graham, J. Comitogianni, P. Ladhams, C. Coleman-Jones, J. Scharenberg

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