P.Bagshaw, M.Greenslade, R.Rigney, P.Endersbee, B.Adcock
C.Brooks, R.Schoff, T.Burgan, B.Shearman, J.Tilbrook, G.Wild
M.Greenslade 6, J.Tilbrook 3
T.Burgan 1, B.Shearman 1, G.Wild 1
Best on Ground
48,067 (Adelaide Oval)
FIVE IN A ROW – The day before the match was beautiful and sunny, but at 4.00am thick black clouds moved in over Adelaide Oval and rain began to bucket down and it never stopped. Glenelg handled the wet and boggy conditions better than the Blues in the first quarter and led by 14 points at the first break. Sturt came back in the second quarter kicking 3.2 to the Tigers 1.2 with Malcolm Greenslade kicking all 3 of the Blues goals and at half time the lead was reduced to 2 points. At half time Jack Oatey made a number of positional changes and the Blues then gained control of the match in the third quarter, kicking 4.4 to 1.2 and in front by 18 points at the last change. Considering the wet conditions it looked very much like it would be five in a row for the Double Blues, but Glenelg fought out the last quarter, but just couldn’t reduce the margin and with Sturt scoring 4.3 to the Tigers 4 straight goals the Blues ground out a 21 point win. Better players were big game performer Paul Bagshaw who was best on ground, full forward Malcolm Greenslade with 6 goals, rover Roger Rigney, Peter Endersbee in the forward pocket and on the ball along with back pocket Brenton Adcock.