The Norwood Football Club after the first 10 Rounds of the season currently sit third on the SANFL Maccas League ladder by percentage.
Norwood sit third having boasted a better percentage then Sturt, Glenelg and the Adelaide Crows.
Since round five Norwood notched up another three wins, including a victory over the league leaders Woodville West Torrens.
Norwood defeated the Eagles by 31-points in what was Norwood’s most complete four quarter performance of the campaign.
Norwood restricted the Eagles to their lowest score of the campaign having kicked 5 goals 6.
A week later, Norwood fell to Sturt by 58 points at Peter Motley Oval in Round 8.
The Redlegs, in Round 9, faced the Adelaide Crows in the SANFL’s Multicultural Round. In what was a thrilling contest, we fell by two points as Myles Poholke kicked the winning goal with only 20 seconds left on the clock.
After two shattering losses, Norwood then faced a tough away trip against South Adelaide at Hickinbotham Oval.
South started the season well winning five of their first six matches, including a win against Norwood in a nail-biting contest at the Parade in Round 3. Joel Cross was the hero that night for the Panthers kicking a goal right on the siren to break the hearts of the Norwood faithful.
Norwood travelled to South without a host of stars including; Mitch Grigg, Matt Panos, Simon Phillips, Dean Terlich and Alex Forster.
The Redlegs were then dealt a blow in the opening quarter, as Tim Webber was withdrawn from the match with a knee injury forcing Norwood to play out the match with one less rotation.
Norwood, however showed their class and resilience defeating South by 8 points to claim third spot heading into the bye.
We next face West Adelaide on Sunday the 2nd of July at Coopers Stadium at 2.10pm.
R6, 2017 Norwood FC 14.9 (93) d Glenelg 9.8 (62) at Coopers Stadium
R7, 2017 Norwood FC 9.13 (67) d Woodville West Torrens 5.6 (36) at Coopers Stadium
R8, 2017 Norwood FC 11.11 (77) def by Sturt 21.9. (135) at Peter Motley Oval
R9, 2017 Norwood 15.7 (97) def by Adelaide FC 15.9. (99) at Coopers Stadium
R10, 2017 Norwood (68) def South Adelaide 8.12 (60) at Hickinbotham Oval
KEY STATS FROM THE FIRST 10 ROUNDS:
Norwood are ranked as the second-best scoring team in competition scoring 88.4 points per game.
Norwood are ranked as the second-best team for scoring shots, averaging 22.7 shots per game.
Norwood are ranked first for inside 50’s allowed, only conceding 40.8 per game.
Norwood are ranked second for inside 50 entries with 48 per game.
Norwood are ranked first for hit-outs with 47.9 per game.
NFC Media Writer