NORWOOD’s Reserves recorded their sixth win in a row on Friday night defeating South Adelaide by 31-points at the Parade.
With both sides’ genuine finals chances, the match started with South Adelaide drawing first blood two minutes in.
Norwood bounced back instantly thanks to former Murray Bushranger Daniel Johnston.
In a pretty even quarter of football, the Redlegs held a slender four-point lead at quarter-time.
The second quarter looked to be an even encounter as Luke Surman kicked into action booting two goals for the quarter while Joseph Bielby kicked two of his own to give Norwood a 16-point lead at the main break.
The third quarter saw the Panthers come out with a point to prove kicking four goals in ten minutes of play to reduce the margin to only eight points.
Norwood however was able to curve the influence of South’s midfielders and was able to capitalise midway through the third term thanks to goals from Isaac Hewson, Caleb Edmead and Luke Surman.
With South holding a four-point lead heading into the final term, Gavin Hughes’ men knew a big last quarter was the only way of defeating the Panthers.
Harry Viney and Wilson gave the Redlegs the perfect start with two goals in two minutes and despite Norwood’s dominance getting the ball forward, they weren’t able to capitalise in front of goal.
With the game only eight points the difference, the Redlegs held their nerve to kick three goals in seven minutes to put the result beyond doubt winning by a comfortable margin of 31-points.
Tall forward, Luke Surman was dominant again booting four goals for the Legs while Bielby and Wilson finished the game with five goals between them.
Lachlan Pascoe had an enjoyable evening collecting a team high 27 disposals, while key defender Patrick Levicki and midfielder Isaac Hewson finished the match with 20 plus disposals each.
The Redlegs Reserves now move into second spot on the ladder and will face Centrals next Saturday at Elizabeth.
Norwood FC: 3.4 7.7 8.9 13.16 (94)
South Adelaide: 3.0 5.3 9.7 9.9 (63)
Goal Kickers: L. Surman 4, J.Bielby 3, L. Wilson 2, Edmead, Hewson, Johnston, Viney
Best Players: D. Johnston, D. Pisani, L. Surman, C. Gerloff, C. Olsson, C. Di Stefano