Match Preview: Norwood vs Eagles

Published on: May 26 2017 | Author: jeaton |

Match Preview: Norwood FC vs Woodville West Torrens

The Redlegs are set to face the Eagles at Coopers Stadium tonight, in Round 7 of the SANFL Maccas League.

The Legs will be looking for a third straight win against the ladder leaders, after defeating both Centrals and Glenelg.

Head Coach Jarrod Cotton outlined that his side is well prepared heading into the clash, mentioning how important it is to pick up points at home.

“Training has been excellent this week, and the boys are really focused on putting in another good performance this week,” said Cotton.

“We’ve spoken about it before, but it’s crucial that we win our home games and perform well in front of our supporters.

“We are definitely going to need the fans support against the top side, so I’m hoping they come out in numbers and get right behind us.”

Cotton also praised his sides performances in the last few weeks highlighting the teams’ effort and tackle pressure for the whole of the four quarters.

“I think our effort for every game we have played has been fantastic,” Cotton explained.

“Personally, I think the more the group plays together with a new game style the better the team will get at it.

“But in saying this the efforts been really good, our tackle pressure last week was excellent and our team first acts were really good.

“So, if we bring really good effort and we apply lots of pressure it will go a long way in winning the game.

HEAD-TO-HEAD (At Coopers Stadium) (28 Times)

Norwood FC: 11

Woodville West Torrens: 17

Draws: 0

WHERE AND WHEN: Coopers Stadium, Friday, May 26, 7.20pm

THE THREE POINTS:

  1. Norwood will be out to win this week; the Eagles currently have the wood over the Redlegs at Coopers Stadium winning 5 of the last 6 matches.
  2. Expect Norwood to be dominant in the middle, the Legs currently lead to competition for clearances averaging 37 per game.
  3. Mitch Grigg is now leading the competition for possessions, averaging 26.5 per game.

RECENT FINALS:

2010 PF September 26 at AAMI Stadium, Norwood 8.8.56 d Eagles 7.9.51 by 5pts

2002 1SF September 22 at AAMI Stadium, Norwood 8.14.62 d Eagles 8.12.60 by 2pts

LAST FIVE TIMES:

R22, 2016 Norwood 11.9 (75) d Eagles 6.15 (51) at Coopers Stadium

R10, 2016 Eagles 16.13 (109) d Norwood 6.8 (48) at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Stadium

R19, 2015 Eagles 9.7 (61) d Norwood 7.8. (50) at Coopers Stadium

R3, 2015 Eagles 17.11 (113) d Norwood 3.14. (32) at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Stadium

R13, 2014 Eagles 11.13 (79) d Norwood 8.11 (59) Maughan Thiem Hyundai Stadium

 

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