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Statesman Windows Match Report: Juniors Round 3 v Glenelg

Statesman Windows Match Report: Juniors Round 3 v Glenelg

8 April 2024

South Adelaide Under-18 vs Glenelg Under-18

Round 3 - Thebarton Oval - 06/04/2024









6.6 (42)





10.11 (71)

Hargrave, Sheean, C.Shortridge, Barrett, Woods

Agnew, Borlace, Goss, Hargrave, Nye, C.Shortridge

The Under-18s go down to Glenelg


Despite the events of gather round holding off footy for the senior grades the under-18s were still grinding. Glenelg was the opponent at Thebarton oval on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

In the first term Glenelg came out swinging putting five majors on the board, with the under-18s struggling to do anything about it, only providing a minor score. 

It was looking scrappy for the squad as no clean footy was provided up forward to aid in any way to stop the surge Glenelg brought.  

Unable to stop the attack South would head into the second term down by 34-points, a deficit which would cause some problems.

At the start of the second Jesse Nye would go bang snapping around his body from 40-metres out. 

Finally providing the much-needed breakthrough for the Panthers. It would slow up until later in the term, but it was evident that the boys had woken up. 

Blake Florance was making himself known in the contest with his high levels of pressure. He’d end up being the tackle leader by the end of the contest with six.

The face-off would eventually end with Cohen Shortridge kicking a major just after the 21-minute mark. It was a classy finish after a smooth pickup and kick around the body.

Glenelg would be goalless until the last moments of the second, meaning the under-18s would end the half down by 27-points.

The boys would need to rally to get the job done in this contest. The pressure was there but it was clear Glenelg were playing their style of footy while the squad was allowing it to happen.

At the start of the third the opposition would fire away, kicking two majors and making it more challenging to get over the hump.

However, the under-18s would manage to reply well with two of their own. Oliver Goss would find himself with a set shot 25-metres out, the kick was pure.

Ryan Borlace would follow this work shortly after with his major, starting by taking a tall mark out the back of a contest, then being brought to the top of the square after a free was awarded the kick was effortless. 

Glenelg would kick one more in the quarter, but the panthers were looking solid in patches which was positive. 

Going into the fourth down by 32-points a big effort was needed, and the opposition would make this harder with an early major.

Phoenix Hargrave would attempt to start a run with his major. After receiving a handball he’d stream forward and kick it from 40-metres out. Adding to his team high 23-disposals. 

Jake Agnew would follow this with a major at the 10-minute point after a 3v1 contest was won by Jake his set-shot directly in front was perfect. 

With that however any hope of a comeback had stopped as no more scoring was provided by the panthers.

The under-18s would lose this contest by 29-points.

Next up will be Sturt at Thebarton Oval on Saturday the 13th of April at 2:30pm.

About the Author:Bailey Hutchinson

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