Match Report

Match Report – Glenelg see off the Legs

NORWOOD’s four-game winning streak has come to end after a disappointing 33-point loss to reigning Premiers Glenelg on Saturday night.

A flat-looking Norwood team were on many occasions second to the ball, missed targets by hand and foot, on occasions fumbled and appeared rushed by their Bays opponents who put them to the sword to the tune of 10.14 (74) to 5.11 (41).

With Glenelg posting nine individual goalkickers, the Legs were not able to hold the Bays forward-line or potent midfield, despite keeping key forwards Liam McBean and Luke Reynolds to one goal apiece.

It was a slow start for Norwood, as Reynolds capitalised, with the Bays booting the opening two goals of the game.

Norwood wingman Zac Richards kicked the Redlegs first goal of the contest late in the first quarter as they trailed by 10-points at the first break.

The second quarter saw the game open with the talented Luke Parks continuing his good season form with a polished goal from 50 metres to hand Glenelg the perfect start.

With the Tigers doing much of the attacking, Norwood found a way to slingshot past their opponents, as Tom Pinyon kicked his first of the match to give Norwood a settler 10 minutes into the second term.

To the Bays credit, they replied instantly, with back to back goals from Jack Kluske and Matt Snook extended the margin to 34-points.

Despite a concerning deficit, Norwood continued to fight and the momentum started to shift in favour of the Redlegs.

Late quarter goals to Peter Bampton and Josh Richards saw Norwood only 18-points down at the main break.

The Bays started the second half on a mission as they peppered the goals but were proving wasteful. McBean and Reynolds both missed chances to extend the lead, however Norwood again against the run of play rushed the ball forward and found Tom Pinyon who kicked his second of the match and the only goal of the quarter to set up an exciting final term at the Parade.

Unfortunately for Norwood the Bays were hungry for the contest and accurate early in the last quarter booting two goals courtesy of Jack Kluske and Billy Stretch.

The Bays contested football, structure behind the ball and efficiency moving forward was all too much to handle for Norwood who know doubt would take plenty of learning from the game.

The 33-point win sees Glenelg move inside the top 4 & provides Norwood with a great challenge heading into the last six minor round games of the season.


NORWOOD:                 1.3      4.5       5.7         5.11  (41) 

GLENELG:                    3.1      7.5       7.11      10.14  (74)


Pinyon 2, Bampton, J.Richards, Z.Richards


McKenzie, Talia, Z.Richards, Rokahr, Ball