We started a bit flat this week and although conditions were blustery we turned the ball over 7 times in our D50.
We were lucky the crows didn’t punish us kicking 2.4 from those turnovers. Fortunately we only had 1 more for the game.
The rain came down hard in the 2nd quarter creating a stoppage game and the crows were better in this area of the game and we relied on scoring from turnovers to lead at half time.
Our structures in front and behind the ball from then on were really sound and we were able to control the game.
It was a very even performance across the board and a weight of numbers contribution even though there were players with multiple goals.
After losing Jonty Scharenberg in the 1st 30 seconds of the game with a knee, the players ability to dig in and run against a very good crows midfield, will greatly benefit the development of our midfield.
This week we face another team with a good midfield in Sturt and we look forward to taking on a top 3 team at gliderol stadium.
BY ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg won its fifth match in succession with a straight-shooting 57-point win against Adelaide at Gliderol Stadium.
Despite being without the suspended Josh Scott for the second match in a row, the Tigers spread the scoring load as forwards Luke Reynolds, Lachie Hosie and Ian Milera each booted four goals.
And it was the Bays’ impressive accuracy which gave it the platform to springboard from after heading to the first break on level terms despite having five less scoring shots.
With midfielder Jonty Scharenberg sidelined by a first-term knee injury leaving them one man short for the majority of the contest, the hosts kicked 15.6 to Adelaide’s 6.3 over the final three quarters to engineer a clinical victory.
But it was to no avail though, as South Adelaide’s upset win against the Eagles at Woodville snuffing out any faint hopes Mark Stone’s men had of sneaking into the top five.
There was still a lot to like for the Tiger faithful though, particularly the form of midfielder Ben Sawford, who racked up 39 disposals, six tackles and a goal to continue his impressive late-season form.
The former Magpie – who was troubled by a thigh strain during the mid-part of the year – was back to his best in the centre square, with his long and direct pass inside 50m to Reynolds on the verge of three quarter-time indicative of his impact.
Defenders Chris Curran and Max Proud again played their part in keeping the opposition under the 70-point barrier while Elliot Chalmers backed up his impressive performance against North in Round 17 with another nine marks.
Former Collingwood bigman Jesse White has also improved his contribution significantly in the latter part of the season as he revels in the role of leading the ruck.
White – who kicked a nice goal off a step from 45m in the opening term – finished with 21 disposals, four tackles, 22 hitouts and seven inside 50s in his best game for Glenelg.
Exciting young midfielder Brad Close also made an encouraging return to the Macca’s League from a knee injury to compile 12 disposals, 10 tackles and a goal.
Losing veteran defender Andy Otten – who was a late call up to the AFL – before the bounce didn’t help matters for the Crows, who had few genuine four-quarter contributors.
Midfield trio Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Sam Gibson and Pat Wilson collected a staggering 112 disposals between them but it wasn’t enough for the injury-raved visitors to put up any meaningful resistance.
GLENELG 5.0 9.2 14.6 20.6 (126)
ADELAIDE 4.6 5.6 8.6 10.9 (69)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Glenelg: Sawford 39, Curran 25, Nicholson 22, White, Snook 21, Proud, Bradley 20, Chalmers 19, Schott 17.
Adelaide: Ellis-Yolmen 40, Gibson 39, Wilson 33, Boyle 25, Signorello, Irlam 18, Fogarty, Poholke 17.
GOALS – Glenelg: Reynolds, Hosie, I. Milera 4, T. Milera 2, White, Nicholson, Uebergang, Close, Sawford, Motlop.
Adelaide: Davis 3, Connelly, Boyle, Gibson, Ellis-Yolmen, Wilson, Signorello, Jarman.
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The Latest News for the Glenelg Football Club is proudly sponsored by Gary J Smith, We're Home. This section features regular updates on players, the club, the season and all things Glenelg with articles by Zac Milbank, CEO Glenn Elliott and maybe an occasional word from Graham Cornes.
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