Woodville-West Torrens claimed back-to-back premierships for the first time in club history with a statement-making 67-point win against Glenelg in the 2021 Statewide Super League Grand Final at Adelaide Oval.
Becoming the first team since Norwood in 2014 to win the second semi-final premiership, the Eagles were much more efficient at entering their 50-meter inner arc in the first half.
This enabled the team of two-time premiership coach Jade Sheedy to take the lead early in the game as elusive forwards Tyson Stengle and the Menzel brothers – Daniel and Troy – each scored two goals for the key change.
With Jack Oatey medalist Jack Hayes dominant on the ground, the Eagles were irresistible even without the superior ball handling of veteran Matthew Goldsworthy, who was unavailable after tore the tendon in his hamstring in the second semi-final.
The early outburst allowed the Oval Avenue boys to dictate terms in the second term as they left Glenelg behind alone – to Marlon Motlop – deep in time-on, while Stengle scored his second by a shot on the boundary line. curled.
In the third quarter, the Tigers got more pain when Kobe Mutch found Angus Poole alone on the goal field in the first minute.
By the time Hayes followed his first major in the fourth minute, the Eagles were well on their way to securing their fifth premiership since West Torrens and Woodville merged in 1991.
Hayes finished with 27 of the possible 27 votes to claim the best road award, finishing with 26 dives, nine points and seven cleanups in a standout display.
The Menzel brothers – who crossed over from Central to the Eagles during the off-season – played a big part in the result, scoring seven goals between them, while the Tigers only managed four before the game.
Former Crow Riley Knight (27 disposals, 10 clearances and eight tackles), Essendon recruit Kobe Mutch (26 disposals, 11 tackles and two goals) and the running Jimmy Toumpas (26 disposals) also played an exciting part in the momentous victory of the eagles.