Under-18 Match Report Round 3: South vs Centrals
Under-18 Match Report
South Adelaide vs Central District
Round 3 - Flinders University Stadium - 11/07/20
Goals: Hamilton 5, Horne, Nye 3, Magor, Spicer 2, Draper
Best: Hamilton, Spacie, Horne, Spicer, Magor, Birt
The South Adelaide Under-18s bounce back in spectacular fashion with a 76-point win over Central District at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday.
The Panthers put on a dominant display in which they booted six unanswered goals during the opening term and five unanswered goals during the final term to set up an impressive 16.12 (108) to 4.8 (32) victory.
The third-placed Panthers looked very dangerous early, and after just five minutes of play, the Panthers had kicked three majors two of which were kicked by Liam Hamilton.
South would continue with this early momentum for the remainder of the opening quarter, with back to back goals by Phoenix Spicer sending the Panthers into the first break with a strong 6.1 (37) to 0.4 (4) lead.
Coming out after quarter time, the Panthers continued to tighten their grip on the game with the first goal of the second term, which came via Hamilton's third of the day after just two minutes of play.
In a great defensive effort, Central District would not register their first goal of the game until the fifteenth minute mark of the second term, at which point the Panthers sat with a 45-point lead.
However, South Adelaide would take their foot off the pedal in the later half of the second term, which allowed the Bulldogs to follow up with their second of the day.
Both Jason Horne and Harry Spacie continued to be impressive in the blue and white, and the Panthers headed into the main break with a very accurate 9.2 (56) to 2.6 (18) lead.
However, this impressive accuracy would be short-lived, as South Adelaide registered four behinds in just three minutes during the opening stages of the third term.
The third quarter would prove to be more even overall, with both sides managing two goals each.
Enjoying a strong 11.6 (72) to 4.8 (32) lead at the final change, the Panthers finished the game off in spectacular fashion as they booted five final quarter goals while holding the Bulldogs scoreless.
Hamilton managed to boot his fifth of the day during the dying stages of the match to hand the Panthers a dominant 16.12 (108) to 4.8 (32) victory.
South Adelaide's Under-18s now face the second placed Sturt at Peter Motley Oval on Saturday July 18, from 11:30am.