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From The Footy Almanac: SANFL Grand Final

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Malcolm Ashwood's article about the 2014 SANFL Grand Final appeared last week on The Footy Almanac website.  Norwood's three in a row performance continues the Dynasties theme from Wes Hull's earlier WFN article.

SANFL Grand Final – Norwood v Port Adelaide: The Greatest Win of All

Norwood 12 10 (82) def Port Adelaide 11 12 (78)
 
Best Players
 
Norwood: McGuinness Panos, Baulderstone, Phillips, Bode, Webber, Rooke, Smart,
Chippendale Dawe, Kirwan, Allan
 
Port Adelaide: Mitchell, Summerton, Young , Stevenson, Clurey, Krakouer, Newton, Shaw
 
Goal Kickers:
Norwood: Phillips 4, Davis 3, Newton 2, Panos, Baulderstone, Donohue
 
 
Port Adelaide: Krakouer 3, Newton, Shaw 2, Summerton, Hitchcock, Mitchell, AhChee
 
Crowd: 38,644 at the Adelaide Oval.   Jack Oatey Medallist: Matthew Panos (Norwood).

 

Read the rest of the story on The Footy Almanac site here.

Norwood Football Club are the 2014 SANFL Premiers winning their 3rd Premiership in succession.

Norwood last achieved this feat in 1887 – 89 (I missed those). Personally I believe this is Norwood’s greatest ever achievement for so many varied reasons. Having to play a side with 19 AFL listed players (No AFL in the SANFL, have a national reserves comp you clowns) and not a basket case of an AFL club with no depth and very average left overs, we beat genuine quality and all their advantages of being full time, their training and technological advantages. We won because it meant more. We were 21 mates against individuals more worried about their next contract. An interesting observance picked up by an astute Norwood official was about how after the final siren Port players flopped on the ground and stayed where they were as individuals for a long time. Where was the sticking together as a team and 1 club??
 
Norwood lost 12 players from last year’s Premiership side, their dual premiership coachtheir dual premiership coach Nathan Bassett to the AFL and a change of President from Joe Tripodi to Paul Di lulio. Norwoods win was one for the ages. It was guts, determination and character brilliantly led by Kieran McGuiness and Jace Bode and coached superbly by Ben Warren.
 
Back to the start of the day, Pembroke Cricket Club’s Matt Ray Ray Raymond has played in the reserves flag for Woodville West Torrens. I am rapt for Ray Ray, Raf Sterk has it up on our Facebook page within seconds we’ll done Rafa, same colours too so the Kings will claim that one also Ray Ray!! The pre match entertainment is ok but I am one for hurry up and get the main event on.
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