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North Adelaide vs Central District

Scoreboard | Match report

Round: 6   Venue: Prospect Oval   Date: Sun, 02-05-2010 2:10 pm   Crowd: 3,198  
North Adelaide  
Central District  
  CENT by 1CENT by 27CENT by 25CENT by 75  

Match Report

In the final match for Round 6, it was the "Northern Derby" at Prospect Oval as the Roosters hosted the Bulldogs. The reigning premiers have had it all over the Roosters for the last few years, the last clash at Menzies Crescent resulting in a 53-point smacking. Aside from two matches, the Dogs have taken eight of the last 10 outings. 

The first quarter would be considered rather dull for the 3200 that turned out, both sides taking just one goal each with the Dogs up by just one point at the first change, 1.2 to North's 1.1. But the Dogs of the previous week were suddenly replaced with the outfit everyone has come to know, despite some inaccuracy they kicked 5.5 to North's lowly 1.3 to set up a 27-point gap at the half-time break. The Roosters almost mustered some momentum in the third quarter, but thanks to a silly infringement, a shot on goal for North was denied with a free kick. The resulting goal for Central stuffing up the charge. North scored 2.3 to 2.1, the three quarter-time gap cut back by a mere two points to 25 at the final change. The Bulldogs then went on to smash home 9.3 to a lousy 1.1 in the last term, one of which went to 200-gamer Adam Switala. The Dogs ran out 75 point winners, last week's collapse forgotten. 

Jay Nash was named best for Centrals, while North voted Matthew Wright as their only real shining light.


Match report by RA Boyle


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+ Score at the end of extra time.