Published on: Apr 16 2018 | Author: Joseph Marciano |

The Norwood Football Club has fallen by 31-points to Glenelg in Round 3 of the SANFL Maccas League.

In wet and windy conditions, both sides started the match aggressively with contested possessions a real focus from the get go.

The Bays hit the scoreboard early as small forward Terry Milera was set up by Ian Milera to kick Glenelgs first from 10 metres out.

The Redlegs responded instantly as Simon Phillips found space on the outer wing to find Luke Surman 35 metres out from goal.

Norwood kicked their second of the match four minutes after as Declan Hamilton found space inside 50 to kick his first of the match.

The rest of the first quarter was a real arm wrestle with the wind doing neither side any favours as the last six scores for the quarter were behinds.

Glenelg started the second term in control gaining more inside 50s’ then the Redlegs, however couldn’t convert kicking several behinds.

The Bays however struck ten minutes into the second term, with Luke Hoise presenting well making no mistake kicking his second of the match.

Norwood needed a response and found one as running half back Matt Fuller found space just outside 50 to kick a long goal reducing the margin to just two points.

The Bays finished the second term up by 16 points courtesy of late goals from Travis Schott and former Port forward Luke Reynolds.

After the main break Glenelg went on the attack booting six goals for the quarter keeping Norwood goalless.

Despite the Redlegs endeavour, Glenelg were just too strong gaining the clearances from stoppages and then capitalising when it counted.

Norwood’s day didn’t get any better when Brady Dawe didn’t take any further part injuring his groin at the start of the third quarter.

With a huge task in front of them, the Redlegs didn’t give up piling on six un-answered goals to make a game of it.

Norwood’s big names stood up with Mitch Grigg, Cameron Shenton and Lewis Johnston at the forefront of the Norwood revival.

However it was just all too late for Norwood, losing out on marks for the match (107 to 90) and inside 50 entries (56-48).

The Legs fell in the end by 31-points bringing their season record to 1 and 2 after three rounds.

Norwood now faces a tough trip to Prospect this week to face an in form North Adelaide outfit.

The Redlegs will be looking to respond on Saturday afternoon.



Glenelg: 3.4 6.9 12.11 15.14 (104)

Norwood: 3.3 4.5 4.11 12.13 (73)

Goals: Grigg 3, Surman, Panos, Shenton, Hamilton, Olsson and Fuller.

Best: Talia, Jefferies, Pedro, Shenton, Grigg, Johnston




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