Round 12 Hostplus SANFL Snapshot – Sunday

Compiled by Zac Milbank

South’s Arlo Draper celebrates a goal. Picture – David Mariuz

Norwood eventually broke the blue and white dam wall to record a 39-point win against South Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium.

Boasting significant statistical advantages in terms of possession, inside 50s and clearances, the Redlegs were unable to put any scoreboard pressure on as they led by just seven points at the final change.

Inaccuracy in front of goal was hampering Jade Rawlings’ men – they booted 4.14 across the opening three terms – while the hosts showed plenty of spirit despite losing milestone man Hayden Sampson before the bounce as a late withdrawal.

Norwood – without its captain Jacob Kennerley who also pulled out before the match – finally got going when Jayden Gale sparked the visitors with a classy finish from the boundary line.

The Legs went on to boot a much more efficient 5.2 for the fourth quarter while holding the hosts scoreless as they began to enjoy themselves late in the contest.

This was particularly evident when Alec Wright kicked his first Hostplus SANFL League goal, with every one of his teammates coming from all parts of the ground to celebrate.

Baynen Lowe, Coles Value Player last round, was again influential for Norwood with 28 disposals, 15 tackles and four clearances while ruckman Harry Boyd was strong in the square and around the ground for 21 disposals, 12 clearances and 45 hit outs.

Redlegs forward Jackson Callow was continually dangerous inside 50m as he finished with 19 disposals and three goals while Pierce Seymour was again a steady presence in defence with 23 disposals.

Luckless South was again plagued by injury as emerging key forward Noah Howes was forced from the field with a shoulder injury early in the fourth term.

Panther Elliot Dunkin was constructive from half back with 31 disposals while midfielder Kobe Mutch had 30 disposals, five clearances and seven tackles as he displayed great workrate.

Norwood’s Billy Cootee collected 22 disposals. Picture – David Mariuz

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