BY ZAC MILBANK
Twin Tiger targets Josh Scott and Terry Milera kicked 10 goals between them as Glenelg defeated Adelaide by 33 points at Gliderol Stadium on Saturday.
After starting the game in sluggish fashion, the Bays took control of the contest in the third term when they opened up a 28-point break at the final change.
Much of this was due to the Tigers’ tremendous tackling, which resulted in a significant team total of 113 compared to Adelaide’s 85.
Nick Amato (16 tackles) and Matt Snook (13) thrived on restricting the opposition while Scott and Terry Milera provided the polish inside forward 50.
Glenelg had plenty of contributors through the middle which overwhelmed the Crows, who had Pat Wilson again as their chief contributor inside the centre square.
Amato, Snook, Jonty Scharenberg and Tom Schott each collected 23 touches while the impressive boy from Mount Gambier, Brad Close, continued to find his feet at Macca’s League level with 19 disposals, nine tackles and a goal.
This even-natured approach was required from the hosts considering they were a man down on the bench for the second half after Jesse White had to be stretchered from the field with concussion during the second term.
Tiger defenders Chris Curran and Max Proud controlled the air despite giving away plenty of height to the tall Crows forwards, while Todd Slade continues to show composure beyond his years on the last line of defence.
The victory keeps Glenelg in touch with the top five with a 3-4 win-loss record ahead of a challenging contest against Sturt at Peter Motley Oval in Round 8.
Adelaide is still sitting at the foot of the Macca’s League table, yet to register a win in 2018.
Wilson’s form this season is certainly a bright spot for Crows fans, with the Sturt premiership midfielder proving he was unlucky to be overlooked for AFL selection on the weekend with another 29-disposal performance.
Adelaide ruckman Reilly O’Brien made the most of his size advantage at the clearances to finish with 36 hitouts to go with his 18 disposals and six marks while Jackson Edwards worked hard for his 17 touches on his return to the Bay.
GLENELG 3.2 6.3 12.6 17.8 (110)
ADELAIDE 4.2 4.7 7.8 11.11 (77)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Amato, Scharenberg, Snook, Schott 23, Nicholson 20, Close 19, Curran, Reynolds 17.
Adelaide: Wilson 29, Signorello 22, O’Brien, Edwards 18, Hampton 17, Leigh 16, Keath 15.
GOALS – Glenelg: Scott, T. Milera 5, I. Milera 2, Amato, Nicholson, White, Close, Motlop.
Adelaide: Dear, Himmelberg 2, Davis, Hadden, Hampton, Wilson, Signorello, Leigh, McMahon.
The Tigers are back home this Saturday as they take on Adelaide from 2:10 pm.
Tom Feely and Sam Walker are both a chance to make their league debut for the Tigers after solid performances in the Reserves. Zac Hawkins has been omitted due to a groin injury.
Head down early for a full day of footy as our Reserves side suit up for a trial game against the SA U18 State team from 11:20 am.
The Bay Reserves played a stand alone game Friday night against South Adelaide. We started slowly which has been a bit of a trend we have been trying to quell and at the first break we trailed by 3 points.
The second quarter saw us settle and put together some solid passages of play to have a 5 goal quarter and hold South to a single goal. We came into the third quarter determined to continue putting on score board pressure but we couldn’t achieve this and had a poor quarter where we were out worked and the opposition kicked an impressive 6.2.
We were able to stem the flow with 3 goals of our own and we went into the last with a 9 point lead. Credit to the players they lifted their work-rate for the last quarter and went on to win by 31 points keeping South to another single goal quarter. Next week our League side play Adelaide on Saturday at Gliderol and a Reserves hybrid team will suit up against the State U18’s for a ’scratch’ match as the pre-game to the League game.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Sturt star Zane Kirkwood has been named captain of the West End State team for the second time in succession after guiding the Croweaters to victory against the VFL in 2016.
The dual Magarey Medallist was voted in by his peers and will be hoping to back up his performance against the Vics when his 30 disposals and three goals earned him the Fos Williams Medal.
Kirkwood will lead a highly talented midfield unit, which will also include talented Norwood pair Mitch Grigg and Matt Panos on the inside and Marlon Motlop and Jarred Allmond on the outside.
Woodville-West Torrens co-captain Luke Thompson will be Kirkwood’s deputy, with the former Crows defender named vice-captain on Thursday night.
He will lead a back six including Jack Oatey Medallist Fraser Evans and another Fos Williams Medallist in West skipper Tom Keough.
Bulldogs giant Darcy Fort will lead the ruck with support from North’s Alex Barns, who will start in attack with fellow talls Josh Scott (Glenelg) and Jack Hayes (Eagles).
Classy goalsneaks Jake Johansen (Eagles) and Robbie Young (North) will be nipping at their heels while Central’s Justin Hoskin will play an important role as a mid-sized forward capable of pushing up the ground.
Cam Shenton (Norwood) and Keough will provide West End State coach Marty Mattner with plenty of flexibility given they can play multiple positions.
The match will be live streamed for free on the SANFL Digital Pass via the SANFL website.
WEST END STATE TEAM
F: Jake Johansen, Josh Scott, Alex Barns
HF: Robbie Young, Jack Hayes, Justin Hoskin
C: Marlon Motlop, Zane Kirkwood, Jarred Allmond
HB: Cameron Shenton, Luke Thompson, Jack Stephens
B: Matt Rose, Fraser Evans, Tom Keough
R: Darcy Fort, Mitch Grigg, Matt Panos
INT: Kaine Stevens, Travis Schiller, Josh Hone, Aidan Riley, Sam Colquhoun, Jonathon Beech, Luke Surman
The WAFL side will feature several former AFL-listed players when it aims to win its first game in Adelaide since 1994.
Collingwood premiership player Sharrod Wellingham will start at half-forward together with AFL journeyman Rhys Palmer, who lined up with Fremantle, GWS and Carlton.
Former Power wingman Kane Mitchell should be familiar with his Adelaide Oval surroundings while Sandover Medallist Jye Bolton and centre half-back Jonathon Marsh also played for the Magpies at elite level.
Ex-Hawthorn defender Angus Litherland and former West Coast utility Andrew Strijk will link up in the back six for the Sandgropers, who will be coached by Michael Broadbridge.
F: Gerald Ugle, Brad Stevenson, Rhys Waters
HF: Rhys Palmer, Tony Notte, Sharrod Wellingham
C: Aaron Black, Jye Bolton, Kane Mitchell
HB: Andrew Strijk, Jonathon Marsh, Chris Phelan
B: Luke Meadows, Angus Litherland, Aaron Heal
R: Corey Gault, Kyal Horsley, Shane Nelson
INT: Lachlan Delahunty, George Hampson, Brock Higgins, Blaine Johnson, Leigh Kitchin, Cody Leggett, Ben Sokol
Our Reserves side are looking to make it two in a row tonight as they take on South Adelaide in a stand alone game at Gliderol Stadium. Head down from 6:30 pm and show the boys your support.
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