NORWOOD have recorded their second win of the 2018 Season defeating Adelaide by 21-points at the Parade on Friday night.
In perfect conditions, Norwood proved to be wasteful in front of goal missing a series of simple set shots throughout the contest.
The Redlegs started the match in control although it was development player for Adelaide, Doug Hadden who booted the first of the contest inside the first five minutes.
Norwood found their first of the match four minutes later, as young-gun Matt Nunn kicked truly from 45 metres to give the Red and Blue faithful something to cheer about.
The Legs continued to mound pressure on their opponents and although in-accurate in front of goal Peter Bampton was able to capitalise on his third effort on goal for the quarter to hand Norwood a 7-point lead.
Debutant Cole Gerloff also joined in on the action as he kicked his first League goal just on quarter time to give the hosts an eight-point lead at the first break.
The Redlegs started the second term clearly on top with the ball locked inside their forward 50. Norwood’s inaccuracy became frustrating as they kicked 1.7 for the quarter giving them a 20-point lead at the main break.
Adelaide started the third term full of momentum as tall forwards Elliott Himmelberg and Riley O’Brien gave the visitors the perfect start.
Norwood responded immediately as Mitch Grigg found space to kick his first of the match.
The third term proved to be a real shootout between the two sides with the ball moving quickly from end to end.
Back to back goals for Norwood through Bampton and Panos lead to the hosts gaining a five point advantage heading into the last break.
First round draft Pick for the Crows, Darcy Fogarty marked strongly at the front of the pack in the goal square only to miss the set shot from 10 metres out.
Norwood made Adelaide pay kicking five un-answered goals in the space of eight minutes to reward the home faithful.
Declan Hamilton’s set shot from 40 metres put Norwood 34-points up with 11 minutes left of the quarter, however Adelaide rallied to boot the next four majors entering time on.
The Redlegs however, weren’t to be denied as new recruit Luke Surman steadied the ship kicking two goals at the end to give Norwood a much needed 21-point win.
Consistent performers Grigg and Panos were at their usual best collecting excess of 25 disposals, while Matt Fuller who played his 100th game collected 17.
Norwood now face a tough match at home against Port Adelaide this Friday night in Round 7 of the SANFL Maccas League.
Norwood FC: 3.8 4.15 7.18 14.23 (107)
Adelaide FC: 3.0 3.2 8.7 13.8 (86)
Best: M. Grigg, M. Nunn, M. Panos, J. Glenn, L. Surman, C. Shenton
Goalkickers: Surman 4, Bampton 2, Grigg 2, Abbott, Gerloff, Hamilton, Johnston, Nunn, Panos
Photo: John Emery