Glenelg v South Adelaide at Glenelg Oval, 17 July 2021
In what might be the last Tigers game for awhile, given an impending Covid clampdown (not a lockdown, our masters stress), we had a beauty against southern neighbours, the South Adelaide Panthers. The storms of Friday had blown out by the early 1.35 pm start, and an arctic sun waxed and waned over the afternoon.
With a brisk southerly breeze, the scoring favoured the Kerhanan end of the ground, leaving the teams close at the half. And the Bays couldn’t break open the game in the third quarter, with each side posting 2 goals.
When Bryce Gibbs, now a Panther (oh the pain of it all) kicked a goal at about the 24 minute mark of the last quarter, the opposition was within 5 points, with a strong breeze puffing in their direction. But the Bays being the Bays, they steadied and got 2 goals (Snook and Reynolds) to seal their 14th win on the trot. See below for Matthew Snook’s goal, courtesy of the SANFL:
Kudos to all Tigers, who played well against a quality side that always lifts against Glenelg. Particular praise for Matthew Allen, the only multiple goal kicker on the day (3).
Glenelg 10.13 (73) South Adelaide 8.7 (55)