By ZAC MILBANK
A seven-goal masterclass from Woodville-West Torrens forward Tyler Welsh catapulted the Eagles to a 56-point win against North Adelaide in the U16 Torrens University Cup First Semi-Final at The Parade.
The son of former Crow Scott Welsh, Tyler Welsh’s monster performance, which also included 18 disposals and 11 marks, helped his side overcome a nine-point deficit at quarter time.
Booting 5.2 in the second stanza, the Eagles led by 11 points at the main break before running over the top of the Roosters in the second half, kicking 9.6 to 2.3.
Promising Eagles ruck Tom Luck got things moving in the centre square for his side while collecting 15 disposals, four marks, five tackles and 30 hit outs while Kade Herbert and Lachlan Lucas benefited from Luck’s service by collecting 22 disposals each.
North Adelaide’s Tom Tasker, the son of former Rooster Sean Tasker, led the way for his side with 28 disposals, seven marks, three clearances and a goal.
The Roosters’ Owen Kalic (20 disposals, five clearances), Noah Algate, Max Flowers and Joshua Koster battled hard until the final siren.
Glenelg booked a berth in the 2022 U16 Torrens University Cup title-decider after holding off South Adelaide by six points in the Second Semi-Final at ACH Group Stadium.
Despite leading at every change, the minor premier Tigers were never comfortably in control of the contest as the Panthers’ got within less than a kick during the fourth term.
A goal to South’s Jay Chapman in the 14th minute of the final quarter cut the deficit to just two points before Glenelg’s William Freckleton replied two minutes later to stretch his side’s advantage back out to eight.
Star South on-baller Phoenix Hargrave kicked the final two behinds of the game which left his team short, ahead of this Saturday’s Preliminary Final against Woodville-West Torrens at Thebarton Oval.
Tigers Oliver Betterman (20 disposals), Max Disbury and Jack Walters were lauded by their coaching staff for performing their roles in the victory.
The Panthers listed Hargrave (19 disposals, six tackles, five clearances, one goal), Benny Barrett (21 disposals, one goal) and Jacob Sheean as their top players as they now prepare to face the Eagles.