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Central v Norwood - Bite sized preview - Elimination Final 2015

CDFC versus Norwood (Home & Away) – since 2012

Elimination Final 2015 – both teams have won and lost in their 2 clashes this season; now for the ultimate test at a neutral venue. Entering this encounter, both sides are exactly matched with quarters this year (won and lost/drawn) at 38-34.
Since 2012, the sides have played on 9 occasions, with Centrals having won 3 and lost 6, with 2 of the Dogs wins coming in the last 4 games. Over this time Centrals have converted at 51.6% for an average score of 8 goals 7 behinds (55), while Norwood have converted at a rate of 47.7% - averaging 9 goals 10 behinds (64).
Only Norwood have kicked a score of more than 100 points in the last 9 games between this sides (Round 21 2013 – 16 g 12 b), when they prevailed by 53 points.

Quarters Won Centrals  % won Norwood % won  
First 4 44.4 5 55.6  
Second    11.1  88.9  
Third  5 55.6 4 44.4  
Fourth 4 44.4 55.6

Overall Centrals are well down in quarters won over the last 9 CDFC v NFC encounters at 14 to 22. During this time Centrals have only won 5 of the 18 quarters before half time, but are even at 9 of 18 in the second half.
A quick start will be critical to the ‘Dogs chances of victory, and the second term will be crucial given that Centrals have won only 1 second quarter out of 9 since 2012 (Round 2 2014).

Last 5 games of H&A 2015:

Bulldogs –  W, L, W, W, W
Redlegs– L, L, W, L, L

 

CDFC versus Norwood (Finals) – since 1995

The 2 sides have played off in 4 finals over the last 20 years, with the Bulldogs holding a 3 games to 1 lead (1995 Prelim, 2010 Grand, 2011 2nd Semi). Norwood last final’s victory against Centrals was the 1997 Preliminary Final, when they conquered the ‘Dogs by only 11 points.

Game Goals Behinds Score Result Margin

1995 PF     
‘Dogs 9 15 69 Won by 24
‘Legs 6 9 45  

1997 PF     
‘Dogs 15 4 94 Lost by 11
‘Legs 16 9 105  

2010 GF     
‘Dogs 10 11 71 Won by 6
‘Legs 9 11 65  

2011 2nd Semi     
‘Dogs 12 5 77 Won by 44
‘Legs 4 9 33  

CDFC – Elimination Finals – since inception
The Bulldogs are due to break their elimination finals hoodoo in the 2015 finals series, having been soundly beaten in the 4 they have played since the club was formed.
The first EF they played was 1982, when they were beaten by Glenelg by 50 points.
In 1993 they faced off against the weekend’s current challenger Norwood, and went down by 21 points.
The 1998 first death final saw the ‘Dogs front up against Port Adelaide, only to be spanked by 61 points.
The most recent attempt was 2013, when the Bulldogs copped a 62 point belting by North Adelaide.
History is there to be conquered, and at the 5th elimination final attempt in the ‘Dogs history, maybe Sunday can be a hoodoo burial, and progression deep into September 2015.

 

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