Match Report

Norwood U18s break through for first win

Norwood U16 Alexander Corones.

Norwood’s U18s are on the board in season 2024 following a 15-point win over West Adelaide on Friday night at The Parade.

The Redlegs didn’t start well, conceding the first three goals of the game, before going on a run of six-unanswered goals to set up a 9.12-66 to 7.9-51 win over the Bloods.

Norwood kicked 0.6 to West Adelaide’s 3.3 in the first term, but turned it around to kick 4.1 to 0.1 in the second quarter to lead by nine points at half time.

Early third quarter goals to Micah Kretschmer and Ned Bowman helped Norwood to a match-high 21-point lead, before the Bloods steadied with two quick goals to Noah Baker and Bailey White to make sure the game was in the balance at 11 points at the final break.

Norwood kicked the first goal of the final quarter through Jay Polkinghorne, but the rest of the game went goal for goal, as West Adelaide responded to every Norwood attack.

Eventually, Norwood did enough to secure its first win of the season.

Polkinghorne and Eamon Cronin each kicked 3.2 for the evening, while Kretschmer booted two goals and Bowman one.

Jacob Newton again led the disposals with 24, along with five tackles and eight clearances, while Jake Hill had 21 disposals, seven tackles and three clearances.

In his return match from injury, tall forward Polkinghorne had 13 disposals, three goals, six marks and four tackles.

Norwood takes on North Adelaide at Norwood Oval on Saturday, April 27.


Norwood 0.6, 4.7, 6.10, 9.12 – 66

West Adelaide 3.3, 3.4, 5.5, 7.9 – 51

Goals: Cronin 3, Pokinghorne 3, Kretschmer 2, Bowman

Best: Mustaca, Michalanney, Newton, Daw, Polkinghorne


Norwood’s U16s went down to West Adelaide by 72 points at Norwood Oval on Friday evening.

The Redlegs were still in with an outside chance at three quarter time, a 35-point margin, but the visitors ran away with the game with seven goals to one in the final quarter.

Norwood led at quarter time, and trailed by 17 at half time, before West Adelaide put the foot down in the third term with three unanswered goals. The Bloods made it 10 second half goals to one in a rampant final quarter.

Norwood’s Harry Ind kicked two goals, while Charlie Best had 29 disposals, seven tackles and seven clearances fin a tough night for his side.


Norwood 2.3, 3.6, 3.8, 4.9 – 33

West Adelaide 2.0, 6.5, 9.7, 16.9 -105

Goals: Ind 2, Gribben, Reidy

Best: Carr, Neal, Bishop, Owen, Wilson