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Glenelg vs Norwood

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Round: 4   Venue: Glenelg Oval   Date: Sun, 30-04-2023 2:10 pm   Crowd: 2,299  
  NORW by 4GLEN by 10GLEN by 10GLEN by 30  

Match Report

The fourth game for the weekend would get us on-board the tram to the south-western seaside city of Glenelg and into the Stratarama Stadium where the Tigers locked horns with the Redlegs. These two clubs would meet on three occasions in Season 2022, with the Tigers taking out the first encounter in the season opener at Glenelg by 15 points. The Redlegs' opening term was rather woeful, kicking five behinds which was part of the recipe for their downfall. Later in the year however, was the start of the Tigers' downfall. The Redlegs returned serve in their Round 18 game at The Parade, in a low-scoring encounter they would emerge seven-point victors where the goals column didn't reach two-digit figures. And then came the nail in Glenelg's 2022 coffin, the 1st Semi-Final. Initially a tense, close encounter, the Tigers' third term was where everything went south. They kicked four behinds and would find themselves three straight shots behind at the final change before the Redlegs finished with a five goal to three last quarter to win by 28 points. The Tigers were the only ones coming in off the back of victory, they dominated the Eagles to win by eight goals. In the meantime, Norwood's hangover continued with a heavy nine-goal defeat from the Roosters. The Redlegs blew a swag of chances early in the opening term, kicking a succession of behinds in the middle of the quarter. Those few minor scores were how many points that they would lead at the first change, with the scores reading 2.6 to 2.2. The Tigers would eventually take over in the second term, with the lead changing a couple of times. A trio of goals late in the quarter would put them ahead going into the long break, altogether scoring 4.4 to 2.2 to lead by 10 points at half-time. The third term was very sedate on the scoreboard, the deficit would go unchanged by the three quarter-time siren after both sides scored 1.1 each. But the final quarter would belong to the Tigers, putting an end to the Redlegs' fight after eight minutes, kicking the first three goals before the Redlegs could answer with two of their own. Glenelg added two more later, in total they scored 5.3 to 2.1 to run out five-goal victors with a scorecard looking very similar to that 1st Semi but in reverse. The Tigers would vote in Corey Lyons as their best, with 26 disposals, 12 clearances, nine tackles and four free kicks. Norwood's best contributor was Nik Rokahr, with 28 disposals and seven clearances.


Match Report by RA Boyle


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.