NFC Junior Reports

Underage Match Reports Round 2

Under16s Report:

We arrived full of confidence after a first-up win against West Adelaide a fortnight ago. With Glenelg losing in round one we knew that the challenge was in front of us, and we rate Glenelg highly.

The game started brightly for us as we kicked the first goal, with a great snap from our leader Jacob Newton. Glenelg responded instantly and the boys knew straight away they were in for a contest. Over the first period of the first term, I felt we match it with them. Halfway through the quarter Glenelg took control of the game and missed some opportunities that kept us in it. We were lucky it was only 10-points at quarter time.

The second quarter was an even contest up until the last five minutes as we allowed Glenelg a couple of easy coasts to coast goals. This gave them a break that was always going to be hard to get back.

After the break, we started well but couldn’t gain any scoreboard pressure to get ourselves back in the contest. Glenelg then stepped it up another level and stretched the margin out.

In the last quarter, we fell away and the boys who had a crack were outdone with the class of the Bays. With injuries mounting up we ran out of steam but will be better educated and be raring to go this week.


NORWOOD: 1.3 3.3 4.6 5.7 (37)

GLENELG: 2.7 6.8 8.16 16.17 (113)

BEST: Newton, Bria, Mustaca, Kirchofer, Edwards

GOALS: Edwards 2, Newton, Polkinghorne, Van Wyk

Under 18s Report:

In our first home game for the season, we came up against a strong team in Glenelg. Coming off a victory of more than 100 points in round one, we knew Glenelg were an in-form team who would need our best football to beat.

A slow start and multiple skill errors allowed Glenelg a five-goal first quarter in which we were only able to score one goal. After tightening up defensively and starting to move the ball with more confidence up the ground we were able to win the second and third quarters and give ourselves a chance going into the fourth quarter.

However, a few errors early in the fourth allowed Glenelg to hit the scoreboard and maintain their lead throughout. Phoenix Foster was again able to maintain his impact on the scoreboard, kicking 2.1. Seven other Norwood players were able to kick one goal, showing our ability to find the goals in a range of ways. Tyson Pratt was awarded best on for Norwood as he was able to consistently impact the play and bring a high level of pressure throughout with 15 disposals and 4 tackles.

Riley Verrall also had a large impact on the game, with 20 disposals and one goal from defence. We have shown that when we play our brand of football we can compete and play the game on our terms. Going forward we will work towards bringing the Norwood brand of football for 4 quarters.


NORWOOD: 1.1 4.4 7.6 9.6 (60)

GLENELG: 5.3 8.5 10.7 14.12 (96)

GOALS: Foster, Pitt, Starick, Maddigan, Pedler, Wanganeen, Van Wyk, Verrall

BEST: T. Pratt, 2. L. Signorello, 3. R. Verrall, 4. J. Thomas, 5. N. Hyde.