Started well against the Redlegs with a strong 1st quarter hitting our pressure targets and intercept targets.
But in the 2nd quarter, Norwood started to dominate stoppages. The clearances were 13 to 9 which is not drastic, but the quality of their exits was telling and they generated 8 inside 50s to 3 from stoppage, and by half time they had 9 shots to 2 from stoppage.
The margin had stretched out to 17 points but we thought with the aid of the breeze in the 3rd quarter we could bridge that gap.
The 3rd quarter was 6 shots each but we didn’t have the finish that Norwood did and kicking 1.5 will always put you under pressure and the gap widend to 30 points.
The last quarter was a tough battle with the weather becoming very bleak and conditions difficult for footy.
I was proud of the way the boys fought on hard and played right to the end to lay 30 tackles and win 40 ground balls in the 4th quarter.
After a 5 day break, to lay 105 tackles and win 130 ground balls is a really good sign they are playing an effort based brand and we are working very hard on our method.
We need to bring the 2 together across 4 quarters and the aim is to do that this week against the eagles.
We always knew Norwood would be a tough match and we certainly got that. The conditions were trying with rain and a bit of wind but the quality of football was still good. It was a close game all day with neither side really taking control of the match.
We again went into the last with a 15 point deficit that we managed to turn around to a 7 point lead deep in the last. Some critical turnovers allowed Norwood to get back in front and come away winner by 6 points.
As a playing group positives were aplenty with solid team play, some patches of good ball movement and with some small shifts we feel we can be competitive with all other sides in the Reserve competition. We now head towards the Eagles at home, the game before the mid season bye.
BY ZAC MILBANK
A three-goal burst within five minutes of the third term propelled Norwood to a gritty 32-point win against Glenelg at The Parade.
As hard as the Tigers fought to hang in with their more-fancied rivals, the dam walls burst when Norwood’s Josh Glenn, Anthony Wilson and Brady Dawe booted consecutive majors entering time-on of the premiership stanza.
By the time Dawe booted a long set shot from 45m, the Redlegs had suddenly opened up a match-defining 30-point lead at the 23-minute mark while kicking against the breeze to the southern end.
Overcoming such a significant margin in such testing conditions amid the driving rain and wind was always going to be too much for the visitors to overcome in the final quarter.
Norwood’s ability to finish off its hard work further up the ground proved decisive, given both teams worked diligently to record 47 inside 50 entries each.
Even with dual Magarey Medallist Mitch Grigg (19 disposals and a goal) kept relatively quiet by his lofty standards, the hosts had plenty of contributors including the red-hot Matt Panos, who gradually willed himself into the contest to finish with 33 touches and a goal.
Lesser-lights Matt Nunn, Zac Richards and Will Abbott did more than their fair share, with the latter recording a game-high 15 tackles.
Another first-year Redleg in Cole Gerloff was promising in the first half, his two goals in the second term helping Norwood establish a handy 17-point lead at the main change.
It was always going to be a tough day at the office for the Bays when ruckman Neil Vea Vea battled through the warm-up with a groin strain.
The Northern Territory Thunder recruit taped up his leg and played the match under duress with the Tigers unable to make a late change.
Tigers best-and-fiarest winner Matt Snook revelled in the wet and slippery conditions to continually throw himself into the bottom of the packs.
The tireless left-footer finished with 34 disposals and 10 tackles as he attempted to lead by example for the Tigers.
Glenelg co-captain Andrew Bradley was also solid in defence to register 20 disposals and a third-term goal while Josh Scott’s kicking for goal was the only blemish on his performance which yielded 3.3 from his 10 possessions.
NORWOOD 3.3 6.10 10.12 12.13 (85)
GLENELG 3.2 4.5 5.10 7.11 (53)
LEADING DISPOSALS – Norwood: Panos 33, Johnston 30, Glenn 20, Grigg 19, Shenton, Abbott, Nunn 18, Z. Richards 17.
Glenelg: Snook 34, Schott 23, Bradley 20, Bailey, Scharenberg, McGinty 15.
GOALS – Norwood: Dawe, Gerloff 2, Grigg, Panos, Glenn, Shenton, Bampton, Baulderstone, Wilson, Smart.
Glenelg: Scott 3, Bradley, T. Milera, Bailey, Niicholson.
The game against North this week became a tactical battle with a gusting wind to the south (Phillis) end of the ground. Being able to restrict the opposition scoring with the breeze but still score into the wind was the challenge.
In a really spirited game our boys gave a strong account of themselves in the contested physical side of the game.
It was a matter of who took their chances in front of goal and although we went into the main break 1 point in front - we missed a couple of easy shots to stretch that margin.
In the 3rd quarter, North made us pay for mistakes and kicked 3 consecutive goals to lead by 20.
At the final break the gap was 2 goals and well within our reach. We scored enough in the quarter but every time we scored - North answered.
Their composure with the ball at critical times was pivotal to them maintaining a lead and making it tough for us to bridge the gap.
We rolled the dice with some moves and structures but couldn’t finish and fell short by 10 points.
We dust ourselves off and prepare for Norwood in 5 days.
North Adelaide 6.9.45
Another close finish where the Glenelg Reserves managed to fall over the line by 4 points. We didn’t consistently play the way we wanted to with our turnover numbers being higher than any team likes.
There were patches where we moved the ball well but we will certainly have to be a lot sharper against Norwood in the next round. What we do take away from the game is playing some younger players who are coming through the U18’s to Senior mens and holding their own against regular reserves players.
What can’t be questioned is the effort of the players and this was reflected with the high tackle count which ultimately kept us in the game. We will take the win and look to fine tune both our skills and some structural parts of our game to get ready for our next clash.
BY ZAC MILBANK
North Adelaide managed to hold off a spirited Glenelg outfit by just 10 points in an engaging battle at Gliderol Stadium.
With captain Max Thring celebrating his 100th Macca’s League match, his Rooster team-mates were determined to recognise his milestone in a positive manner.
Trailing by one point at half-time, the visitors were much cleaner with the ball than the Tigers during the third quarter as they edged ahead to lead by 14 points at the final change.
With both sides having a similar amount of disposals and similar kick-to-handball ratio, it was the Roosters who manufactured seven more inside 50 entries to their advantage.
North produced the first six scoring shots of the second half, with former Richmond utility Matt McDonough giving Josh Carr’s men a 19-point break with a long goal in front of the Bays’ clubrooms.
This proved to be definitive in the context of the match as Glenelg fought on with two goals to Ian Milera before three quarter-time but eventually found this margin too great to overcome.
Glenelg forward Josh Scott brought his side to within eight points when he nailed a set shot from 45m near the boundary to open the final term.
But it seemed that whenever Glenelg scored, sharp-shooting Roosters Keenan Ramsey and Alex Spina would respond with cool finishes from challenging set shots at the other end.
Former Rooster Nick Amato – who spent last season winning the Mail Medal with Uraidla in the Hills Football League – threatened to produce a miracle comeback by booting three of his four goals in the fourth quarter.
The last of which got the hosts within three points 18 minutes in but the poised Roosters slowed the play down, maintained possession and finished with another to Spina to claim the premiership points.
Thring was fittingly the leading possession-winner on the ground with 28 while Sandover Medallist Aidan Tropiano also made his presenve felt through the midfield for North to finish with 26.
Glenelg’s highest disposal-winner was defender Max Proud, who again battled valiantly against much taller opponents, while Amato, Matt Snook and Jonty Scharenberg had their moments.
Another positive for the Bays was the solid debut of BankSA Rookie Jack Yates, who hit his targets in defence while collecting 20 disposals and taking nine marks.
NORTH 3.3 5.5 9.8 12.10 (82)
GLENELG 2.3 5.6 7.6 11.6 (72)
LEADING DISPOSALS – North: Thring 28, Tropiano 26, C. Craig 23, Allmond, Castree 21, Spina, Smith 20.
Glenelg: Proud 23, Snook 22, Scharenberg 21, Amato, Yates, Nicholson 20.
GOALS – North: Ramsey, Spina 3, Hender 2, Schwarz, Harvey, Tropiano, McDonough.
Glenelg: Amato 4, I. Milera, Scott 2, Close, Schott, Motlop.
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