Under 18s Report: Round 13 - South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Under-18s Match Report
South Adelaide vs Glenelg
Round 13 - Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval - 14/07/18
Goals: Sladojevic, Marshman 3, Wade, Beeche, Tucker 2, Grimley, Sampson, Tarca, Fitzgerald, Coulthard, Colwell, Freitag
Best: Wood, Sampson, Spinks, Beeche, Wade, Marshman
Our Under-18's enjoyed a 55-point win over Glenelg at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Saturday afternoon.
This week we managed to do something we haven't done for weeks, start well!
We had one of our best starts for the year, having nine scoring shots and kicking six goal to one put us in a great position at the start of the game.
We had less of the football than Glenelg, but were more efficient with the class of Hayden Sampson and pressure up forward from Darnell Tucker and Billy Wade.
The second quarter we were lucky Glenelg didn't kick straight. We had more of the footy, but they had more shots on goal but didn't manage to convert.
Glenelg kicked 1.5 to our 3.1 point through James Grimley, Jake Tarca and Bailey Marshman (who kicked three for the half).
In the third quarter Glenelg had more of the ball again and we both had six shots on goal.
Our accuracy was the difference, as we managed to kick 5.1 to 3.3. Daniel Sladojevic kicked two and singles to Jack Fitzgerald, Matthew Coulthard and Job Colwell.
Ronan Wood started to get into the game after missing a week through injury and we extended our lead to 48 points at three quarter time.
Going into the last quarter we challenged our boys to finish the game off, and for the first 6-7 minutes it didn't go to play.
We struggled to get hold of the ball and Glenelg jumped out and kicked two quick goals.
However, Tucker began to impose himself on the game kicking two goals and when Sladojevic kicked his third we gained control back.
Through the last part of the quarter we tried to look after a few players who were a bit sore and have had a heavy work load over the past couple of months.
The most pleasing part of the win was having 12 goal kickers, which makes us very hard to defend. This will be important in the next couple of week when we travel to prospect to play third placed North Adelaide two weeks in a row.