NFC Senior Women

Norwood fall to fast finishing Dogs

NORWOOD has fallen to Central District by four points in a thrilling contest at X-Convenience Oval on Saturday afternoon.

After leading for the majority of the contest the fast-finishing Dogs piled on three of the last four majors to give Centrals their first-ever win against the Redlegs.

Norwood started well as ex-basketballer Jo Hill registered her first major of 2019 from 25 metres out to give the Redlegs the perfect start.

With plenty of space at the Ponderosa, Norwood was able to move the ball swiftly as Matilda Zander and Mattea Breed found plenty of the ball in the opening term.

Centrals Madison Lane handed the Dogs their first major two minutes into the second term as the game started to even out with both sides finding plenty of the ball and generating inside 50 entries.

Midway through the second term winger Lindsay Bigg was able to find space after nice ball movement from the Redlegs allowed her to stroll in from 35 metres to give the Legs their second of the day and a seven-point lead at the main break.

The third quarter begun in a fierce manner as the game become an arm wrestle with both sides eager to gets their hands on the ball.

Centrals forward Katelyn Rosenzweig kicked her first of the contest nine minutes into the term before Hill was able to capitalise from 35 metres out to put the Redlegs back in front.

Unfortunately for Norwood Centrals pressure was at an all-time high allowing Centrals to gain territory keeping the ball within their half.

Rosenzweig was at it again as she registered her second goal 15 minutes into the Premiership quarter giving Centrals all the momentum heading into the final stanza.

With a massive last quarter on the line, the Dogs started the better of the two sides as Rosenzweig booted two goals in five minutes to give Centrals their first lead of the match.

Impressive Norwood youngster Jade Halfpenny the daughter of former Norwood League Player Warren converted her juggled mark from 15m to pull the deficit back under a goal but the Bulldogs hung tough to secure their third win in SANFLW history.

Impressive youngster Matilda Zander was impressive collecting a team-high 20 disposals, while Captain Alison Ferrall collecting 15 touches to go with seven inside 50’s.

Norwood: 1.2 2.3 3.4 4.5 (29)
Centrals: 0.1 1.2 3.3 5.3 (33)
Goalkickers: Hill 2, Halfpenny, Bigg
Best: Busch, Bigg, Zander, Hiscock, Breed
Venue: X-Convenience Oval

Mattea Breed in action for Norwood on Saturday afternoon.