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Norwood v West Adelaide SANFL Macca's League: Round 15, Friday July 20, 2018

Norwood v West Adelaide @ Coopers Stadium

Norwood League Match Report

The Redlegs have made it 10 wins in a row, after defeating West Adelaide by 78-points at the Parade on Friday night.

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In wet conditions Norwood started the match well with a number of inside 50 entries. In form wingman Lewis Johnston kicked the first of the match from 50 metres giving the home side the perfect start. With the rain pouring, Norwood could only manage a 13-point lead at the first break.

Shrugging off the Bloods in the second term, the hosts got their spark from veteran forward Simon Phillips – who kicked two of his four goals in quick succession to put a meaningful space between his side and the Bloods. In form midfielder Matthew Nunn was able to kick his first of the night two minutes later, wheeling around onto his right to give his side a handy 27-point lead.

As the rain began to stop at the beginning of the third term, West Adelaide kicked the first of the quarter through young gun Izak Rankine. From then on Norwood started to dominate possession of the ball as midfielders Mitch Grigg and Matthew Panos caused headaches for the Bloods around the stoppages.

Speedster Anthony Wilson kicked the Redlegs first of the term with a trademark running goal, while Shenton and Dawe both capitalised on their chances to extend the lead to a game high 37-points.

A move then to the forward line for Panos allowed him to kick two goals in a row before Bampton, Hamilton, Grigg and Richards put the margin beyond doubt at three-quarter time.

After some lovely movement out of the centre Grigg found Brady Dawe who marked 45-metres out from goal. Dawe kicked truly to extend the margin to 76-points.

Much of the last term was spent in the middle of the ground with Norwood outscoring the Bloods with two goals to one. Norwood finished plus 20 in marks (89-78) and plus 24 in inside 50’s (65-41) showing the Redlegs work rate to spread from stoppage and move the ball quickly.

After notching up their 10th win in a row, Jarrod Cotton’s men face the Eagles this Friday night in a top of the table clash at the Parade.

Norwood 3.4 | 7.9 | 16.12 | 18.17 (125)

Goals: S. Phillips 4, B. Dawe 3, A. Wilson 2, M. Panos 2, M. Grigg 2, L. Johnston, M. Nunn, Z. Richards, P. Bampton, C. Shenton

Best: M. Grigg, S. Phillips, B. Dawe, D. Hamilton, M. Panos, M. Nunn

West Adelaide 2.3 | 3.7 | 5.10 | 6.11 (47)

Round 15 Post Match Interview: Jarrod Cotton, Norwood Senior Coach.

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Norwood Reserves Match Report

Norwood’s Reserves completed one of the wins of the year at Coopers Stadium by defeating West Adelaide by one-point on Friday night.

In a see-sawing affair it was the Redlegs who finished the strongest as they handed the Bloods an 8.11 (59) to 9.6 (60) defeat at the Parade. In tough conditions, Norwood weathered Wests charge relatively well and trailed by only one point at the first change. Norwood began to peg the margin back in the second term through Mitch Carter and Luke Surman and by the time Cole Gerloff kicked his first the home side opened up an 11-point lead.

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West came out of the rooms with reinvigorated registering the first seven scoring shots of the quarter. Despite West Adelaide leading by 11-points midway through the Premiership quarter the lead was only 2 by the final change.

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In what was an enthralling final term both sides came out in search of a win, however it was Norwood who held on to win by just one-point. The Bloods had more inside 50 entries however, were wasteful in front of goal, allowing the Redlegs to capitalise on their missed opportunities.

Gun forward Luke Surman gave a positive response after returning from injury. The former Hawk kicked a game high four goals eyeing the chance of a League return. Darcy Pisani (29 touches), Tom Charlton (26 and 14 marks) and Nick Pedro (25 possessions) found their share of the ball.

The Redlegs will now look to record their fifth win in a row as they face Woodville on Friday night at 4:50pm.

Norwood 2.2 | 6.4 | 8.5 | 9.6 (60)

Goals: L. Surman 4, M. Carter 2, C. Gerloff 2, J. Beilby

Best: C. Olsson, M. Carter, C. Di Stefano, N. Pedro, T. Charlton, C. Gerloff

West Adelaide 2.3 | 4.5 | 7.9 | 8.11 (59)

Next Game: Round 16

Friday July 27, 2018 @ Coopers Stadium

Reserves 4:50pm | League 7:20pm

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