Match Report

SANFLW Match Report – Redlegs run over the Bloods

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NORWOOD has recorded it is a seventh win in succession after defeating West Adelaide on Saturday afternoon by 10-points.

In Leah Cutting’s 50th SANFL game, the Redlegs held off a fast-finishing Bloods outfit after dominating proceedings for most of the day.

Forward Liz Drake kicked Norwood’s first of the match and her seventh of the season towards the end of the first term, as the Redlegs were resolute in defence keeping the hosts goalless early on.

The second term saw Norwood control the majority of the possession, as they recorded several inside 50 entries generated by the midfield winning the ball at the contest.

In form forward Rosette Zerella kicked two-second quarter goals to stretch Norwood’s lead to 19-points at the main break.

After halftime, West Adelaide kicked into gear as Kasia Culhane made no mistake of her effort only two minutes into the third term.

The Redlegs, however, were not to be denied as defender turned forward Erika Sporn kicked Norwood’s fourth on the ten-minute mark before Powerade Breakthrough Player Lana Schwerdt kicked her first of the day with only 40 seconds left on the clock.

With the game firmly on Norwood’s terms, the Bloods found an extra gear in the last as they peppered the Redlegs goal with six scoring shots to two. Unfortunately, goals to Ailsh Consoldine and Abbie Ballard were not enough to deny Norwood’s seventh win of the season.

Norwood leaders Sophie Armitstead and Allison Ferrall were prominent in the win for the visitors, collecting 15 and 13 disposals respectively while Zerella continued to be a threat in attack with 2.2.

The Redlegs now shift their attention to Saturday’s encounter with South Adelaide at The Parade.

SCOREBOARD:

NORWOOD: 1.1 3.3 5.3 5.5 (35)

WEST ADELAIDE: 0.1 0.2 1.3 3.7 (25)

GOALS: R.Zerella 2, Schwerdt, Sporn, Drake

BEST: A. Ferrall, A. Gould, S. Branford, S. Armitstead, I. Martin, J. Halfpenny

Leah Cutting enters the ground ahead of her 50th SANFLW Game.