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Statesman Windows Match Report: Juniors Round 2 v Glenelg

Statesman Windows Match Report: Juniors Round 2 v Glenelg

1 April 2024

South Adelaide Under-18 vs Glenelg Under-18

Round 2 - Stratarama Stadium - 28/03/2024









11.9 (75)





12.9 (81)

Hargrave, Barrett, Simpson, Sheean, Woods

Hargrave, McCreanor, Nye 2, Petrucci, Shadforth, Simpson, Agnew, B.Florance

Under-16s keep their momentum while the Under-18s fall to Glenelg.

It was a rough start to the season for the under-18s going down to Woodville-West Torrens in round 1, facing against Glenelg in round 2 allowed the squad to test themselves early.

The first term saw the boys slow to get going, allowing Glenelg to play their game with them securing four majors across the quarter.

While the Under-18’s were only able to provide two. 

Jesse Nye and Clay Shadforth providing these and doing well to work around the ground and apply pressure.

It was a tough term, but the boys would reply well in the second heading in down by 13-points. 

Glenelg would battle in the term slotting two majors but, the victors of the quarter were the Panthers, clawing back and providing four majors. 

Blake Florance goal got the ball rolling as his skills were on full display, Phoenix Hargrave however was the player in charge slotting two impressive majors which really put the tigers on notice. 

If it wasn’t enough just before the close of the half Tyler McCreanor would secure his first in a critical part of the contest, getting the Under-18s locked into a dead heat at 41-points apiece.

As the tale goes games are decided in the third term and in this contest, it was clear nothing was going to separate these two sides, South did well to mitigate the play of the tigers going forward, two majors were secured by the opposition. 

This came at the cost of their scoring output as the under-18s were only able to slot one just before the end of the term. 

Thomas Simpson doing well to construct the break though for the panthers.

In the last term it was still anyone’s game as Glenelg only held a 7-point lead. The squad was ferocious in the last.

McCreanor would start strong getting the first for the quarter and his second in the contest. 

Glenelg would reply in a fashion which could have been demoralising for some, but not this crew as they would fire away at the perfect time, putting three majors on the board in quick succession.

Jake Agnew, Joseph Petrucci and Jesse Nye’s second providing the much-needed majors. 

With the tanks now emptied it was a shame to see the opposition fight hard late, bringing it back into contention and securing a major just before the end of the contest, getting over the line by 6-points.

Benny Barrett in the loss was strong leading disposals with 23. 

Round 3 will be the next chance for the squad to secure a win, being against Glenelg again at Thebarton Oval on Saturday the 6th of April in a 12:10pm timeslot.

South Adelaide Under-16 v Glenelg Under-16

Round 2 - Stratarama Stadium - 28/03/2024









13.8 (86)





12.7 (79)

G.White, Clifton, Clark, Van Dyk, Edwards

C.Florance, Edwards, K.Shortridge 2, Aulert, Hart, Van Dyk, Baker, Bretones, G.White, Williams

The under-16s started strong last week in their contest against Woodville-West Torrens, it was clear these boys were hungry and against Glenelg in round 2 the stakes were high.

Glenelg started firing early, causing the boys to kick into gear. Kodah Edwards was the catalyst in the first slotting two goals in an action-packed quarter.

Young gun Cain Florance was impactful with his goal in the first term, putting his smooth skills to good use. 

The opposition were not going to back down and from the starting bounce it was clear this contest was going to go down to the wire.

Hunter Williams ended the term strong with his major and gave the panthers a nice buffer of 9-points headed into the second quarter.

It was a rough second term for the under-16s, Glenelg securing four majors in the term while the panthers only managed two off the boots of Callan Hart and leading disposal getter Archie Van Dyk, his major alongside 33 touches were critical in the contest.

The pressure dropped and it was evident that Glenelg were getting to their spots effortlessly, the squad needed to lock in early for any hope to get over the line. 

Movement clogged up in the second but heading into the third down by 6-points the boys knew it was make or break.

The squad went bang in the third quarter Brodie Bretones major was crisp to get momentum started, Koby Shortridge followed this with two classy majors which showed his skill around the sticks. 

It looked smooth around the ground targets were being hit at a high clip and the movement in the forward 50 was textbook. Marley Baker and Gus White also provided up front elevating the team back to an 11-point lead, setting up a high octane fourth term.

Florance struck early, his second major rallying the squad and setting the tone. It became a dog fight for a majority of the term, Edwards leading the squad with his 6 tackles.

Benjamin Aulert would secure the final South major for the game, one which became incredibly impactful as Glenelg would have a late offensive surge, bringing this contest back into contention. However, the boys did enough in the contest, finishing with a 7-point W. 

Round 3 will see the Under-16s face Sturt at Thebarton Oval on Saturday the 13th of April in a 12:10pm timeslot having having a bye due to Gather Round. 

About the Author:Bailey Hutchinson

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