NFC Junior Reports

Underage Reports: Round 17

Under 18s

Playing at Glenelg on Saturday, we lined up for an important game with the winning team moving into second place. We knew it would require four quarters of strong Norwood Football to get the job done over the Bays.

The first quarter started slow, with both teams scoring just one goal. In the second, we were able to put three goals on the scoreboard while holding the Bays to just one major. We maintained our lead until 10 minutes into the fourth quarter when Glenelg pulled in front. However, three consecutive goals to the Redlegs sealed the game, as we gained the two points and a spot in the top two.

Tyson Walls was our best on the day with 28 disposals, six clearances, four tackles and three marks. Declan Tomney was our highest ball winner with a game-high 30 disposals, one goal, three clearances, and three marks. Up forward Latrell Sumner (who made the trip over from the EP) showed what he is capable of, kicking 2.2 and taking a spectacular mark over his opponent. Taj used his breakaway speed throughout the game and finished with 23 disposals, one goal and nine tackles while Logan Evans stood strong in defence with 22 disposals, six marks and six tackles.

After enjoying the win, we will now turn our focus to West Adelaide who we play at home this coming weekend.


NORWOOD: 1.2 4.4 5.8 8.11 (59)

GLENELG: 1.1 2.3 5.4 6.5 (41)

GOALS: Sumner 2, Tape, Tomney, Barton, Catalano, Ravhwal, Rahui

BEST: Walls, Evans, Rahui, Tomney, Gerber

Under 16s:

We kicked off our weekend down at Glenelg and what we do know is Glenelg juniors are always a handful. We introduced two more players from the EP who made the journey over. So far this year, we are close to 20 players from this region. Glenelg was also sporting a very different side as they also get heavily affected by College.

We started very slowly again and felt that we had no energy to bring a new side together. Within the first 10 minutes, we were down 10 in contested marking. This showed that Glenelg was up and about considering their boys are pushing for finals spots.

We managed to score some easy goals which allowed us to be in front at quarter time, but Glenelg had the momentum. In the second quarter, Glenelg was able to get right on top, as we lacked real competitiveness across the ground. We were lucky we had some players stand up that didn’t allow the game to blow out more.

The second half was an even contest but to Glenelg’s credit they were just too good, and we didn’t get enough effort from a big chunk of our group. When you get beaten -38 in marking it shows that many players were not prepared to man up. The uncontested possessions were heavily out weighted in Glenelg’s favour as well. This in itself tells where the game was won and lost.

On a positive note, some players have been outstanding in the last couple of weeks and have shown the coaching staff the real effort required to be at to play at this level. Joel Flower has been outstanding as has Luke Scott who has taken his game to another level.


NORWOOD: 3.1 3.3 5.4 8.4 (98)

GLENELG: 2.4 6.8 10.10 14.14 (98)

GOALS: W Prescott 2, E Wood 2, Daniel Hewitt 1, L Johnston 1, J Polkinghorne 1, C Puckridge 1

BEST: Levi Johnston, Luke Scott, Anthony Mustaca, Jack Meffert, Joel Flower