NORWOOD has established a point gap on top of the SANFLW Statewide Super League ladder with a come from behind two-point victory over Glenelg at Coopers Stadium.
With three prominent youngsters unavailable due to State commitments, Coach Mat Creeper handed debuts to exciting duo Celestina Dona and Cammie Williams.
The Redlegs started the match with all the momentum yet, it was the Bays who drew first blood in the ninth minute courtesy of Ellie Kellock.
Norwood was kept scoreless in the first term, however, were full of energy in the second term as they had repeat entries but could only manage behinds.
The Redlegs scored eight behinds in a row until youngster Emma Clark made the most of her opportunity as she made no mistake from 35 metres out.
The Legs led by two at the main break and proved wasteful, with the game in the balance heading into the Premiership quarter.
Glenelg started off the third term with a lovely, worked goal from Lucy Armitage before Shae Partington made matters worse for Norwood as she goaled on the stroke of three-quarter time.
The Tigers made it harder for Norwood at the start of the final term, however, two minutes later forward Rosette Zerella marked strong and kicked truly from 35 metres to bring the Redlegs back within five-points.
Zerella then turned provider as she expertly palmed the ball into the path of defender turned forward Erika Sporn who ran in and kicked a goal from 15 metres to give the Redlegs a point lead with seven minutes to play.
The game proved to be an arm wrestle, yet Norwood was able to repel countless attacks from the Bays to hold onto a two-point lead and move a point clear on top of the SANFLW ladder.
NORWOOD: 0.0 1.8 1.9 3.11 (29)
GLENELG: 1.1 1.13.3 4.3 (27)
GOALKICKERS: Sporn, Clark R.Zerella
BEST: Armitstead, Clark, Murison, Ferrall, Frost, Gallagher