Match Report

NFCW Match Report – Round 8

Round 8 – Peter Motley Oval – 13th April 2019

Norwood: 1.5 4.5 6.5 7.6 (48)
Sturt: 0.1 0.3 0.3 1.7 (13)
Goals: Bigg 3, Hill 2, Hollick, Dunn
Best: Allen, Dunn, Armitstead, Hill, Hollick, J.Zerella, L.Bigg, Cutting
Ellen Maple Medal: Najwa Allen (Norwood)

THE Lady Legs have recorded their eighth win in a row with a comfortable 35-point against Sturt on Saturday morning.

The match held a lot of importance as Najwa Allen won the inaugural Ellen Maple Medal as both clubs banded together to mark a year since the former Redleg and Double Blue passed away tragically.

Allen was again at her very best on the weekend collecting a game high 32 disposals, three tackles, five clearances and five marks.

Former Basketball star Jo Hill gave the Lady legs the perfect start inside the first three minutes.

Both sides found scoring difficult with Norwood only team to score in the first term.

Norwood piled on three majors in a row with Lindsay Bigg, Hannah Dunn and Hill once again all hitting the scoreboard early in the second stanza.

The Lady Legs held Sturt scoreless at the main break with Dunn, Hill, Allen and Monique Hollick finding plenty of the ball.

After an inaccurate start kicking two behinds, gun midfielder Hollick put Norwood further in front with a goal inside the first three minutes.

Bigg then kicked her second of the match as Norwood started to control the match with Cutting giving her midfielders first use of the football.

Despite the score line Sturt weren’t to be denied and Georgia Beven kicked Sturts first of the match in the seventh minute of the final term.

Both sides continued to press as Bigg once again found space to kick her third of the contest to put the result beyond doubt.

Norwood finished plus 15 in inside 50’s (19-34) and plus 46 is possession (161-206) which showed the Lady Legs ability to spread hard from contest and generate plenty of ball for their forwards.

Both sides gathered after the match to pay tribute to Ellen, as Allen received the medal from the Maple family which was a beautiful touch.

The Lady Legs will travel to Noarlunga next Saturday to face South Adelaide in Round Nine of the Statewide Super Women’s League.