Match Report

NFC Match Report – Round 11

NORWOOD has suffered its fourth loss of 2019 after falling to Woodville West Torrens by 54-points on Saturday afternoon.

After booting four of the first six goals, the Legs looked well in control early with their ability to find space and execute.

Corey Grove booted his first Norwood League goal, while Grigg and Baulderstone hit the scoreboard early.

The Legs, however, conceded the final three majors of the quarter to be trailing by eight points at quarter time.

The second term proved to be a real arm wrestle with both sides able to hit the scoreboard. The Eagles piled on the first three, while a Dom Barry double and Cole Gerloff goal brought Norwood back in the contest trailing by just 15-points at the main break.

With a big second half to come, it was the Eagles who took full control of the match with an eight-goal to two third term.

The Redlegs were under siege for the majority of the second half, as Seb Guilhaus stole the show booting a game-high four goals.

The Eagles were able to successfully nullify star winger Lewis Johnston, keeping him to just 19 touches for the game.

Star midfielders James Boyd and Chris Hall profited from first use of the footy, combining for 56 disposals and three goals.

The Eagles were able to slow Norwood down, not allowing their trademark run and carry to be executed throughout the contest.

After a stunning third term from the visitors, they showed no signs of slowing down booting another five goals in the final term.

Speedster Angus Poole proved his worth booting four goals also to help the Eagles win their fifth in a row.

The Redlegs, however, managed to boot three of the last four goals through Peter Bampton and midfielder Dom Barry.

Inform Norwood defender Brad McKenzie led the way with 31 disposals and 11 marks while Dom Barry and Mitch Grigg were the only other Legs to tally in excess of 20 touches.

Norwood will now make the most of the rest as the Redlegs look to bounce back against the Crows on July 7th at Coopers Stadium.


NORWOOD     4.1       7.3       9.6       13.9 (81)
EAGLES            5.3       9.6       17.8     19.9 (141)

Norwood: Barry 3, Bampton 3, Wilson, Baulderstone, Gerloff, Dawe, Grigg, Grove, Shenton

Norwood: McKenzie, J. Richards, D. Barry, C. Shenton

Cameron Shenton gets a handball away against the Eagles.