Norwood v Adelaide SANFL Macca's League: Round 13, Saturday July 7, 2018

Norwood v Adelaide @ Coopers Stadium

Norwood's 'Count Me In' Round

The SANFL Macca's League Round 13 fixture against Adelaide was also the Norwood Football Club's 'Count Me In' Round, which gives the club an opportunity to recognise a worthy charity or cause. This year we chose MND, a disease that has no boundaries and has touched the Norwood Family in the past couple of years. Firstly we lost one of our past players, Damien Lane last year and more recently Mitch Grigg’s father, and past player Chris Grigg has been diagnosed with MND. As a way for the club to make a contribution we will held our own 'Big Freeze'.

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A dunking machine loaded with cold water and ice was set up to host a collection of sports stars and celebrities who kindly put their hands up to be dunked by our supporters. Those involved included Adelaide Crows' Taylor Walker and Eddie Betts, ex Crow Tyson Edwards, Channel 7’s Mark Soderstrom, Norwood Senior Coach Jarrod Cotton, plus club legends Michael Aish and Michael ‘Kingo’ Taylor, along with many others.

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Norwood League Match Report

Norwood has recorded its eighth win in a row after defeating Adelaide by 51-points at the Parade on Saturday afternoon.

In the 2018 edition of the 'Count Me In' Round, the Redlegs put on a show in front of a strong crowd gathered to raise awareness for those suffering from Motor Neuron Disease. After losing Past Player Damien Lane from the disease last year and now seeing Mitch Grigg’s father Chris being diagnosed earlier this year, it was special day for the entire Norwood community.

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In what was a tightly game early, Norwood held their nerve to pile on six goals after half time to increase the margin beyond Adelaide’s reach. Former Crow Anthony Wilson kicked a game high three goals for the Redlegs, while Lewis Johnston accumulated 35 disposals and a goal.

Emerging midfielder Matthew Nunn continued his rapid development in the centre square to finish with 32 disposals and seven tackles while experienced heads Mitch Grigg, Matt Panos and Cam Shenton all continued their excellent form.

In what was a similar affair as their Round 5 meeting, Norwood proved to be inaccurate in front of goal giving the visitors hope with the margin being only 15-points at halftime. Adelaide Crows listed players Rory Atkins and Sam Gibson were amongst the Crows best, while dominant midfielder Patrick Wilson had game a high 31-disposals. The Legs had 96 more disposals, 14 more inside 50s and tellingly, 15 more tackles.

Adelaide began the game brightly, with left-footed Rory Atkins booting two goals - one a nice snap over his right shoulder - to help his side earn a six-point lead at the first change.

Norwood after quarter time began to control proceedings registering the first 7 scoring shots of the quarter. The Redlegs managed to kick five of the seven goals opening up a much needed 27-point lead. The Crows however, found a couple of goals in the shadows of halftime to find themselves only 15-points down.

Norwood needed a fast start in the third and got one through Cameron Shenton who kicked truly for his first of the match. Despite the Redlegs controlling possession of the ball, they found themselves wasteful yet ahead by 24 points heading into the final change.

With crowd on their side Wilson managed to steal the show booting three goals in the final term to help hand his side a 51-point win in ‘Count Me In' Round.

Norwood 2.9 | 7.12 | 9.17 | 13.24 (102)

Goals: A. Wilson 3, M. Fuller, C. Shenton, M. Nunn, B. Dawe, C. Gerloff, M. Grigg, S. Baulderstone, J. Glenn, L. Johnston, M. Panos

Best: M. Nunn, M. Talia, M. Wilkins, M. Panos, M. Fuller, A. Georgiou

Adelaide 4.3 | 6.3 | 7.5 | 7.9 (51)

Round 13 Post Match Interview: Jarrod Cotton, Norwood Senior Coach.

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'Boot for a BT-50'

During the half time break, the Norwood Football Club and Paradise Motors Mazda gave one lucky Norwood supporter the chance to win a brand new Mazda BT-50 valued at $48,990. Unfortunately his attempt to 'boot for a BT-50' fell short!

Along with the Redlegs who recorded a 51 point win over Adelaide, Fiona Miller Smith also won the Norwood Football Club 50-50 Lottery, taking home $815 on the day.

Next Game: Round 14

Saturday July 14, 2018 @ Peter Motley Oval

Reserves 11:00am | League 1:40pm


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