By ZAC MILBANK
He’s 28, played with three SANFL clubs and taken more than seven seasons but Norwood star Lewis Johnston will finally notch up his 100th Statewide Super League game against Sturt on Friday night.
Red and white used to pump through the Port Pirie products veins, having played for the Sydney Swans and North Adelaide, but now the former Crow is loving life in a midfield role at The Parade.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Johnston paid tribute to his dad and Redlegs coach Jarrod Cotton for the significant roles played in his football journey, with the latter freshening up his career in the past two seasons.
Working for People’s Choice Credit Union as a home loans advisor, Johnston is currently ranked second in the competition for most disposals as he continues to thrive on the wing in red and blue.
After missing out on premiership success in 2013 (while playing for North Adelaide against Norwood) and 2018 (while playing for Norwood against North Adelaide), the Redlegs’ No.23 is determined to experience the ultimate success in 2019.
And he will get to share his milestone match with fellow 100-gamer at Norwood, acting captain Matt Panos, who will also reach triple figures against the Double Blues at Woods Street.