Under-18 Match Report Round 6: South vs North
Under-18 Match Report
South Adelaide vs North Adelaide
Round 6 - Flinders University Stadium - 01/08/20
Goals: Snelling 3, Cockshell, Verrall, Cook, Spicer 2, Horne, Barnett, Hoeck.
Best: Spacie, Verrall, Snelling, Horne, Spicer, Cook.
The South Adelaide Under-18s continue their winning ways with a convincing 38-point win over North Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday.
An eight goal to none opening term set the pace early for the Panthers as they worked towards a strong 14.9 (93) to 7.13 (55) win.
Impressive in the blue and white was Harry Spacie with 26 touches, as was Will Verrall (17 disposals, two goals) and Jamison Snelling (21 touches, three goals).
South Adelaide certainly started out as the better of the two sides because, by the thirteenth minute mark of the opening term, the Panthers held a 32 to nothing lead.
Then, following a quiet stint midway through the opening term, the Panthers booted three unanswered goals within the final six minutes of opening quarter to give themselves a strong 8.3 (51) to 0.2 (2) lead at the first change.
The second term would prove to be a lot less score-heavy than the first, with Phoenix Spicer being the Panthers sole goalkicker during the quarter. However, it would not be until the nineteenth minute mark that North Adelaide would register their first major of the match.
With a 9.5 (59) to 1.7 (13) lead at the main break, the Panthers would continue to run away with the match during the first half of the third term, with Spicer and Snelling both registering their second goals of the match while Hugo Hoeck would join the growing list of goalkickers with his first of the day.
Back to back North Adelaide goals midway through the third term would cut the Panthers lead to 12.8 (80) to 3.10 (28) at the final change.
The Roosters would continue with this momentum during the opening stages of the final quarter, as they once again registered back to back goals however, the Panthers were able to steady thanks to Snelling's third goal of the game as well as Brayden Cook's second goal of the day.
Despite being outscored during the final quarter the hard work the Panthers did to build such a hefty lead during the first three quarters ensured that they came out on top with a convincing 14.9 (93) to 7.13 (55) win.
South Adelaide's Under-18s now face Norwood at Flinders University Stadium on Saturday August 8, from 11:30am.