The Norwood Football Club after 15 Rounds of the season currently sit third on the SANFL Maccas League ladder by percentage.
Norwood, currently sit third on equal percentage with Sturt, however Port Adelaide have a game in hand as they face South Adelaide this weekend.
Round 11 Norwood faced the Bloods who were in search of their first win at Coopers Stadium since June 27, 2009.
In what was an outstanding team performance, the Bloods claimed victory holding onto a four-point win after a Norwood fightback in the last quarter.
Logan Hill was instrumental for the Bloods amassing 32 disposals and two goals.
Norwood a week later started a pretty tough month of football, which included away trips to Glenelg, North Adelaide and the league leader Eagles.
Norwood needed to respond after an insipid performance against the Bloods and they did in emphatic fashion.
The Redlegs defeated the Bays by 41 points to start their tough month of fixtures on a good note. Matt Panos was influential with 27 disposals and a goal, while Ben Jefferies had 21 disposals and six marks.
In Round 13 Norwood travelled to Prospect Oval in search of the two premiership points. In what was Chris Olsson’s first ever league game Norwood battled hard and lead by seven at halftime.
In the second half Norwood’s poise and class showed, seeing the Redlegs score nine second half goals clinching victory by 16 points.
Panos again was demonstrative in the midfield with 30 disposals and a goal, while Harry Viney who was a late replacement for Lewis Johnston kicked three.
In Round 14, Norwood faced the Adelaide Crows in search of their third win in a row. Adelaide FC claimed the points in emphatic fashion earlier in the year, however the Redlegs had their measure this time around winning by 25 points.
Panos was again instrumental claiming 32 disposals and two goals, while his side kick Mitch Grigg had 27 disposals and four tackles.
In Round 15 Norwood FC faced the league leaders Woodville in arguably the game of the Round at Maughan Thiem Oval.
Heading into the match, Norwood were the only side in the SANFL to have defeated the Eagles which occurred in Round 7.
Norwood’s again dominated the Eagles in all aspects winning by 36-points putting pressure on both Sturt and Port Adelaide.
Panos again was at his very best with 29 disposals and two goals, while Peter Bampton kicked a game high three goals.
NFC Media Writer