Norwood FC returned to winning ways on Saturday night, defeating the Bays by 41-points in cold wintery conditions at Gliderol Stadium.
In a match which Norwood needed to respond to their previous losses, the Redlegs started in control booting the first four majors of the night.
Ruckman Sam Baulderstone featured heavily throughout the first quarter dominating the hit outs and also kicked a goal.
Mitch Grigg was kept quiet courtesy of a tagging role, however he still influenced the contest well with six tackles to his name.
In the second term, the Bays started to gain momentum reducing the margin to three goals.
Norwood FC head-coach Jarrod Cotton said that although Norwood found themselves on the back foot throughout stages in the second quarter, the side responded well in the third and fourth.
“Towards the end of the first, they rallied to get themselves back in the game,” Cotton said.
“The second quarter was an arm wrestle and a pretty good contest as you would expect from two teams around the same position on the ladder.
“But the third quarter and the fourth I was really happy with. We controlled the game, controlled the ball and we gave our forwards some really good opportunities.”
After the main break, Kristian Roocke and Lewis Johnston kicked two goals in the opening five minutes, allowing Norwood to set the tone for the rest of the match.
Matt Panos was influential on ball, impacting the contest in terms of clearances and getting the ball to our outside midfielders.
Brady Dawe popped up late in the third to kick two in quick succession handing us a six-goal lead heading into the last quarter.
The Redlegs piled on three extra goals in the last, running out 41-point winners to win their fourth away match of the campaign.
Post-match, Cotton mentioned that he was pleased with the performance across the board from all of his players.
“It was just an even contribution from everyone,” said Cotton.
“I thought our defence was strong right through to our forwards having ten separate goalkickers.
“But overall, if we come to play with our effort that we know we can bring then we will be in every game that we play.”
GLENELG FC: 9-12- (66)
NORWOOD FC: 17-5- (107)
GOALKICKERS: Roocke 4, Balulderstone, Dawe, Johnston, Wilson 2, Bampton, Nunn, Panos, Smart, Terlich.
BEST: Baulderstone, Panos, Roocke, Wilson, Jefferies, Bampton, Fuller, Kirwan.
NFC Media Writer