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Glenelg vs Adelaide Reserves

Scoreboard | Match report

Round: 3   Venue: Glenelg Oval   Date: Fri, 15-04-2022 4:10 pm   Crowd: 3,349  
Adelaide Reserves 3.4.2210.5.6510.7.6713.9.87  
  ADEL by 1ADEL by 40GLEN by 20GLEN by 15  

Match Report

Match number three was one of two twilight games, the first takes us to the seaside of Glenelg where the Tigers took on the Crows at ACH Group Stadium. Both of last season's games belonged to the Tigers, with the first ending up an absolute mauling when hammered the Crows by 89 points in Round 8. The other game was far closer, one which slipped through the Crows grasp. Adelaide led at every change, but the Tigers had themselves an eight goal to four last quarter, winning by 15 points. Both sides had opened 2022 with back-to-back victories, with the Tigers pulling off a heist at Unley to go from being down by almost six goals to eight point victors, while the Crows burnt the Roosters by 38 points at Menzies Crescent. 

They began the match with an see-saw opening quarter, both sides having their fair share of chances on goal only to waste some prime opportunities. The Crows would hold a one-point lead at quarter-time, with the board reading 3.4 to 3.3. The Tigers had a horrible second quarter with a poor return of four behinds, the Crows on the other hand would bag 7.1 to go into the changerooms at half-time with a seemingly commanding 40-point lead. However, the head scratching that probably left some red scalps among the Glenelg faithful would end up getting a fine dose of anti-itch in the second half and the Crows would be copping some Tiger balm. They came out far different teams when play resumed, the Tigers roaring at their loudest as they rammed home 10 unanswered goals in the third quarter. At three quarter-time, the home side were now leading by 20 points! The Bays braced themselves for a Crows fightback in the final quarter, but a couple of missed chances for the visitors late in the game would see the Tigers home. Glenelg would hold firm with their final term tally of 2.3 to 3.2 to win by 15 points, inflicting Adelaide's first loss of '22. 

Brett Turner was Glenelg's go-to guy, he racked up 38 disposals, kicked four goals, took seven grabs and six clearances. Adelaide's brigade shared the load, but the standout was Kieran Strachan with 19 disposals and winning seven free kicks.


Match Report by RA Boyle

Match highlights

Glenelg won from 40 points down at HT vs. Adelaide Reserves (SANFL, Premiership season, R3)


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.