| If you were brave enough to face the cold and wet weather on Friday night I commend you for coming along and supporting the Norwood football club.
In very ordinary conditions with bouts of torrential rain throughout the evening, including the reserves, I was very pleased for the playing group to get the two points. You never know what can happen in those conditions with the main priority for both teams being contested ball and yardage. Disciplined football and making the most of our opportunities in front of goal were probably why we finished in front at the end of the night. We had 47 inside 50’s to 18 at the three quarter time showing how long the ball was camped between the 70m mark and our goal square for most of the night.
Brady Dawe and Sam Baulderstone were brilliant and Dylan Reinbrecht, Matt Panos and Ben Jefferies continued their good form for us too. Kieran McGuinness continues to be our most reliable player and leads our team exceptionally well.
It was very pleasing to again see the reserves win again. They were outplayed 4 weeks ago against Centrals at Coopers Stadium in the catch up round but dominated from the start. They now sit in the 3rd place and have played some excellent team football the past month.
Craig Evans copped a nasty knock to his knee and looked even worse in slow motion. We are unsure of the diagnosis yet but we will find out in the middle of the week. Hopefully it isn’t too bad.
We have the split round bye next weekend and play Woodville/West Torrens the following weekend. I urge as many members and supporters to come along and help the players get a win in a battle for third spot.
We will most likely welcome back Dylan Auciello, Luke Thomas, Michael Ialeggio in the reserves with James Allan (hamstring) and Andrew Kirwan (flu) to come back into the league team for our round 13 clash at Maughan Thiem oval.
I would like to make one special mention to Mr and Mrs Dean Southwood for the donation of two more computers for the playing group. Dean has certainly helped us improve our facilities significantly over the past few years and it doesn’t go unnoticed by the football department and playing group. Thank you very much.