NFC Senior Women

Co-Captain McMahon ready for finals charge

LADY LEGS Co-Captain Rebekka McMahon believes Norwood will need to be at their very best when they face reigning Premiers South Adelaide in the first Semi-Final on Friday night.

Both sides have played each other once this year with Norwood defeating the Panthers in Round three, however South squared the ledger a fortnight ago with a seven-point win at Noarlunga.

After finishing as Minor Premiers for 2019, the Lady Legs now shift their attention to tomorrow night as they look to reach their third Grand Final.

Despite not playing the majority of the 2019 season, McMahon has been with the side every step of the way and is confident her team will be ready for their first final tomorrow night.

“The girls are super excited for tomorrow night,” said McMahon.

“The hard work of preseason and the round games means nothing to us if we don’t go out there tomorrow night and play good footy.

“The girls are definitely ready for the challenge ahead and are looking forward to getting out there in what should be a fantastic game.”

With South finishing second on the SANFL Women’s ladder, McMahon has identified that for Norwood to defeat the Panthers each player must play their role for the team.

“There needs to be an even contribution from our players,” McMahon said.

“Each player needs to play their role this week and get ready to go to battle for their teammates.

“South Adelaide have talent across each line of the game, and we need be respective of that, however, if we play our game plan, I am confident we can get the job done.”

After missing out on the season due to an injury sustained in Round one, McMahon said her recovery is going well and has stepped into a welfare role assisting the team in many ways.

“Recovery is going really well,” McMahon said.

“Very close to the three-month mark now, which means I will be able to get back on the track shortly.

“This injury has actually been a blessing in disguise as I have spent a lot time one on one with my teammates going through game footage and stepping into a player welfare role.

“It has also allowed me to help on the bench gamedays and take a bit of the stress off Steve and the other coaches.

“As much as I have loved this role in 2019, I am excited to hit the track again in preparation for 2020.”