A four-goal second quarter propelled Norwood to a 21-point win against South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium on Friday night.
After holding the Panthers scoreless in the opening term, the Redlegs then slammed on 4.1 to South’s 1.2 in the defining 17 minutes before half-time.
Norwood received even contributions from Jessica Macolino (17 disposals and five clearances), Emma Clark (15 disposals) and vice-captain Sophie Armitstead (13 possessions and six tackles).
The Redlegs’ 2020 Best First Year player Mattea Breed made the most of her inclusion to tally 13 disposals and a goal while Elizabeth Drake and Jade Halfpenny booted two majors each.
South mounted a fightback in the Premiership quarter, making the most of two scoring shots out of five, however it was Norwood who were resolute in defence and saw the game out to win their first ever game against the Panthers at Noarlunga.
Drake’s second was an eye-catching finish from the pocket, featured below, while Norwood debutant Lana Schwerdt, daughter of former Central and Adelaide wingman Stephen, booted a goal in her first SANFLW game.
SOUTH ADELAIDE: 0.0 1.2 3.5 3.5 (23)
NORWOOD: 1.1 5.2 6.2 7.2 (44)
GOALS: Drake 2, Halfpenny 2, Breed, Fenton, Schwerdt
BEST: Armitstead, Johnston, Murison, Breed, Clark, Martin