Norwood v Port Adelaide SANFL Macca's League: Round 12, Sunday July 1, 2018

Norwood v Port Adelaide @ Alberton Oval

Norwood League Match Report

Norwood strung together its seventh win in succession after defeating Port Adelaide by 28 points at Alberton Oval on Sunday.


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The powerful Redlegs ran away with the contest early in the fourth term, booting five goals in succession, two of which were 40m set shots to star midfielder Matt Panos. Panos was again outstanding collecting 31 disposals and 11 marks, while Lewis Johnston amassed 22 disposals and a goal.

The Magpies adjusted to contest slightly quicker than the Redlegs, registering the first six scoring shots out of seven. Despite the Magpies early dominance their inability to capitalise opened the door for Norwood who kicked their first of the match against the run of play courtesy of speedster Anthony Wilson. Much of the play was spent in the middle of the park, with an accumulation of stoppages.

Despite trailing by only a couple of points former Saint Cameron Shenton handed the Redlegs the perfect start two minutes into the second term. The goal somewhat lifted the Redlegs as they were able to pile on another thanks to some handy work by speedster Ed Smart who was able to stroll in from 25 metres to kick his first.

Port however weren’t giving up easy as inside midfielders Cam Hewett and Steve Summerton were able to find a lot of the ball to provide forward 50 entries for the Magpies forwards. Power listed forward Jack Watts kicked his first of the match after the Redlegs gave away a clumsy freekick however, they responded quickly through forward Josh Glenn. Watts then kicked his second of the term seven minutes reducing the deficit to just four points.

With the margin only five-points at halftime Jarrod Cotton’s men knew a fast start was needed in the Premiership quarter. Glenn popped up at the start of the third to kick two goals in two minutes and suddenly the Redlegs had some breathing room.

After some tidy work by Matthew Nunn in the centre of the pitch he found Shenton again who kicked truly from 30 metres to extend the margin by 23-points. However, Port Adelaide continued to fight kicking two goals at the end of the term to reduce the deficit to nine-points heading into the last change.

In what was a test of character, 2017 Magarey Medallist Mitch Grigg nailed his first of the match kicking a clutch goal from 40 metres to give his side the perfect start. Two minutes after the Redlegs found themselves 21-points up as Johnston kicked a trademark long goal from 50 metres to send the Red and Blue army into pandemonium.

Leading now by 27, Panos was able to find enough space to capitalise from 40 metres on a slight angle and then kicked another similar three minutes later to all but put the result beyond doubt.

The win at Alberton was Norwood’s first since 2013.

Norwood 2.2 | 5.6 | 8.7 | 13.10 (88)

Goals: J. Glenn 3, C. Shenton 3, M. Panos 2, E. Smart, L. Johnston, M. Grigg, B. Dawe, A. Wilson

Best: M. Panos, M. Talia, C. Shenton, B. McKenzie, E. Smart, S. Baulderstone

Port Adelaide 2.4 | 4.7 | 6.10 | 8.12 (60)

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Round 12 Post Match Interview: Jarrod Cotton, Norwood Senior Coach.

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Norwood Reserves Match Report

Norwood Reserves have recorded one of their biggest wins of the year defeating Port Adelaide by 71-points at Alberton on Saturday afternoon.

Forward Harry Viney kicked an impressive six goals, while speedy wingman Joe Beilby also contributed kicking six majors of his own. The Redlegs Reserves were dominant right from the get go managing the first 16 scoring shots of the match.

Premiership Player Callum Bartlett starred amassing 30 disposals and eight marks, while ball magnet Darcy Pisani continued his impressive form collecting 25 touches.

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After a short lay off tall target Mitch Carter found his groove booting three goals on return, while Daniel Johnston, Caleb Edmead and Simon Phillips all kicked one a piece.

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The Reserves also welcomed back key defender Patrick Levicki, who spent time in defence and also in the ruck. Levicki picked up 13 disposals and 23 hit outs. The win puts Gavin Hughes’ men into third spot on the SANFL Reserves ladder, just one game behind leaders Glenelg.

The Reserves will have the week off before heading to Sturt in Round 14.

Norwood 7.7 | 11.7 | 15.9 | 20.11 (131)

Goals: H. Viney 6, J. Beilby 6, M. Carter 3, A. Giannini, C. Edmead, S. Phillips, H. Fahlbusch-Moore, D. Johnston

Best: C. Bartlett, B. Carroll, J. Beilby, T. Forster, P. Levicki, H. Viney

Port Adelaide 0.0 | 3.1 | 4.3 | 9.6 (60)

Next Game: Round 13

Saturday July 7, 2018 @ Coopers Stadium

League 1:10pm


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