MRS Property Reserves Match Report Round 14: vs Norwood
MRS Property Reserves Match Report
South Adelaide vs Norwood
Round 14 - Flinders University Stadium - 10/07/21
Goals: Kraemer, Sladojevic 2, Bogle, Dumesny, McCreery, McGree, McKinnon, Sampson
Best: Elsworthy, McKinnon, Bogle, Kraemer, Turner, McCreery
Two from Three: The South Adelaide Reserves claim a nail-biting one-goal win over Norwood at Flinders University Stadium on a misty Saturday morning.
The Panthers, who faced off against Norwood for the third time this season, managed to dig deep and defeat the Redlegs by a goal, 10.10 (70) to 9.10 (64).
Impressive for the Panthers was Jesse McKinnon, who finished with 25 disposals, 10 tackles and 9 clearances. Also impressive was Luke Bogle, who collected 26 touches, and Fraser Turner, who managed a team-high 29 disposals.
Although the morning mist certainly made things hard to see, the outcome of the match did not look too promising during the opening term. Throughout the first quarter, the Panthers struggled to convert their chances.
After scoring three behinds, Zac Dumesny opened the Panthers account during the latter stages of the opening, at which stage the side was already trailing by 10 points.
However, two unanswered goals within the first nine minutes of the second term, courtesy of Bogle and Connor Sampson, gave the Panthers the lead for the first time.
Then, after a mini goal-shootout between the two sides, the halftime scoreline read 4.6 (30) to 5.3 (33) in the visitor's favour.
Yet this small deficit would increase during the third term as the Redlegs narrowly outscored the Panthers to make the margin at the final break sit at 11 points.
Just as it looked as if the heroics of the Panthers had fallen short; Cam McGree got things going with a much-needed goal just two minutes into the final term.
Then, back-to-back goals within six minutes by Daniel Sladojevic saw the Panthers gain the lead with just 15 minutes left to play.
A Norwood goal with 12 minutes left brought the lead down to just three points. Then, as they continued to pepper the goals, they managed to cut the lead to just one point.
Then, with just five minutes left, a desperate tackle by Douglass not only caught his opponent holding the ball but this also prevented a dangerous-looking inside 50. From this, the Panthers were able to go end to end before Nicholas Kraemer was able to quickly kick the match-sealing goal.
The siren would sound minutes later to signal the 10.10 (70) to 9.10 (64), the Panthers third win of the season and their second over Norwood.
The South Adelaide Reserves will look to continue with this winning momentum when they face off against Glenelg at ACH Group Stadium on Saturday, 17 July, from 11:55am.
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