South Adelaide vs Norwood FC
The Redlegs face a tough away trip to Hickinbotham Oval to face South Adelaide in Round 10 of the SANFL Maccas League.
In what is the second instalment between these two sides this season, Norwood will be aiming to even the ledger after Panthers midfielder Joel Cross kicked a goal in the last few seconds to secure victory at the Parade in Round 3.
Speaking to Norwood FC Coach Jarrod Cotton, he mentioned that he won’t need to remind the boys about the heartbreaking defeat at Coopers Stadium this year, and is fully aware that his side will be using that as motivation for this week’s match.
“I don’t have to remind them about the result early this year,” Cotton said.
“Players have good memories, they know what happened and how they want to go about it.
“As a coach, I just have to stick with what makes us play well, our process and get the team focused on what they need to do.
“So, those sorts of things about revenge are really individual things that players either use or don’t, I don’t have to say too much about that stuff.”
The Redlegs currently sit fourth on the SANFL Maccas League ladder and will need a win this week against the Panthers to keep up to speed with both the Eagles and Port Adelaide.
Norwood’s stocks will be bolstered with the return of former Saint, Cameron Shenton after he missed the past two weeks with a shoulder injury.
Shenton is a timely in for the Redlegs with a number of experienced campaigners, including Matt Panos, Simon Phillips and Dean Terlich still under injury clouds.
“We are really looking forward to having Shents (Shenton) back in the side this week,” Cotton said.
“He’s been one of our better players for the season, he structures up well and has good leadership on the field.
“So, he’s been a fantastic player for us so far, and to get him back into the group adds a lot of experience for us as a footy team.”
HEAD-TO-HEAD (At Hickinbotham Oval) (24 Times)
South Adelaide: 11
Norwood FC: 13
WHERE AND WHEN: Hickinbotham Oval, Sunday, June 18, 2.40pm. Channel 7 Free to air.
THE THREE POINTS:
- Norwood will be looking for their third win away from home this season after upstaging both Centrals and West Adelaide.
- Norwood are ranked second in the competition for scoring shots averaging 22.7 per game.
- There are four teams currently on ten points in the SANFL Maccas League. South Adelaide and Norwood respectively sit fourth and sixth with only percentage separating the two sides.
LAST FIVE TIMES:
R4, 2017 South 13.11 (89) d Norwood 13.7 (85) at Coopers Stadium
R14, 2016 South 12.13 (85) d Norwood 8.8 (56) at Coopers Stadium
R7, 2016 South 15.12 (102) d Norwood 12.7 (79) at Hickinbotham Oval
R15, 2015 South 9.10 (64) d Norwood 10.3. (63) at Hickinbotham Oval
R7, 2015 Norwood 11.13 (79) d South 9.8. (62) at Coopers Stadium
NFC Media Writer