A nail biting loss to the Magpies in Round 2 was a disappointing result, but coach Jarrod Cotton still saw plenty of positive in the first quarter where we dominated play over the very talented Pt Adelaide outfit.
Key players Matthew Panos and Dean Terlich are unfortunate omission's this week with hamstring and groin complaints respectively. Into the squad comes Mac Bower, Tom Forster and Stef Giro who have all been very strong in the reserves to date and will slot into the team structure with no issues.
Ahead of our encounter with West Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium on Friday night, the Media writer Joe Marciano has looked into some of the key stats against West Adelaide.
Norwood FC has defeated West Adelaide in 11 of its 12 past encounters.
At City Mazda Stadium, Norwood FC has won 3 of its past 4 matches.
At City Mazda Stadium in all past encounters, Norwood and West have played 57 times: Norwood wins-27, West wins-27 and 2 draws.
Norwood’s highest ever score kicked against West Adelaide was 28.13.181 in Round 17 August 24, 1965 at Richmond Oval.
In the last meeting against West, Norwood utility Lewis Johnston kicked 3 goals, while big bodied midfielder, Matt Panos claimed the two Magarey Medal votes.
Between Norwood and West, they won 5 wooden spoons between 2004 & 2008, then played in the 2012 Grand Final.
Last Draw 1972 Round 21 September 2 at City Mazda Stadium West 15.21.111 v Norwood 16.15.111
LAST FIVE TIMES:
R19, 2016 Norwood 12.8 (80) d West 9.12 (66) at City Mazda Stadium
R9, 2016 Norwood 13.13 (91) d West 10.4 (64) at Coopers Stadium
R18, 2015 West 18.14 (122) d Norwood 8.5. (53) at City Mazda Stadium
R9, 2015 Norwood 11.9 (75) d West 10.9. (69) at Coopers Stadium
R16, 2014 Norwood 23.19 (147) d West 8.10 (58) at Coopers Stadium