The Club suffered a heart-breaking two-point loss to Adelaide FC at Coopers Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Redlegs were in control for much of the match, but after Adelaide midfielder Myles Poholke goaled in the final minute of the game, the Legs fell to a 15.7 (97) to 15.9 (99) defeat.
The Redlegs started the match the better of the two sides hitting the scoreboard early through Lewis Johnston and Brady Dawe.
But it was the visitors who took the lead into half time. Adelaide’s forward pressure began to show and a tough goal on an acute angle from Troy Menzel, calmly slotted set shots from Mitch McGovern and Harrison Wigg, helped the visitors gain a crucial one point lead going into the second half.
Adelaide FC gained control early in the third quarter as Menzel, Ben Jarman and Crows veteran Scott Thompson gave the visitors the perfect start.
However, Norwood were not to be denied as Anthony Wilson, Anthony Giannini and Brady Dawe kicked three un-answered goals giving the Redlegs a two-point lead going into the three-quarter time break.
The Redlegs gained momentum early in the last quarter, with Giannini and Johnston kicking clutch goals.
Adelaide found a way to keep applying pressure after Norwood kept the ball locked in with repeat stoppages.
However, the contest fell away within the last minute as Poholke kicked a goal from 40 metres out, giving the Crows a two-point win.
Coach of Norwood FC, Jarrod Cotton said he was happy with Norwood’s resilient fight back in the third term.
“I thought the first half of the third quarter they (Adelaide FC) had real momentum, we wrestled that back and got in front,” said Cotton.
“From a resilience point of view the boys are playing some really good football, unfortunately when the siren went we were just a couple of points down.
“In regards to where are we going as a group I am really proud of that but we don’t want to be a team that gets close, we want to be a team that wins.”
Norwood will look to snap its two game losing streak against South Adelaide at Hickinbotham Oval.
NORWOOD: 15-7- (97)
ADELAIDE FC: 15-9- (99)
BEST: Georgiou, McKenzie, Dawe, Wilson, Grigg, Fuller, Webber
GOALS: Dawe 3, Johnston 3, Giannini 3, Baulderstone, Grigg, Kirwan, McKenzie, Roocke, Wilson.
NFC Media Writer