Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 2017 SPORT 69 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA NIGHTCLIFF V WARATAH 51TIGERS0.3 2.4 5.7 7.9 78WARRIORS5.2 6.4 7.5 12.6 GOALS Waratah: J Beugelaar 3 S Stroobanks 3 A Ellis T Maddocks H Kerinaiua B Carroll M Blake J Krnjic Nightcliff: P White 2 M Bricknell 2 R Althouse-Cooper J Peris E Powell BEST Waratah: S Stroobanks S Weddell J Beugelaar B Knight T Mosquito Nightcliff: R Althouse-Cooper P White M Bricknell N Brown R Mu UMPIRES P Mathews, C Garland, A Gardner, R Ostler Tahs too strong in Beaches skirmish GREY MORRIS 156BOMBERS5.3 11.7 17.15 23.18 94MAGPIES2.4 7.4 9.7 14.10 GOALS Tiwi Bombers: G Puruntatameri 4 R Tungatalum 4 D Munkara 3 A Tipungwuit 2 A Wonaeamirri 2 P Heenan 2 J Puruntatameri B Palipuaminni M Dunn R Pupangamirri D Mungatopi J Munkara Palmerston: D Ugle 6 J Cooper Alwyn Davey 2 M Perry G Turner BEST Tiwi Bombers: R Tungatalum J Finch J Meesen D Munkara J Puruntatameri M Dunn Palmerston: D Ugle J Cooper Alwyn Davey G Turner F Fullwood E Frank UMPIRES B Morcom, L McDonald, M Mounsley, T Manning TIWI coach Brenton Toy described his sides 62-point victory over Palmerston at Tiwi Oval yesterday as the Bombers most complete performance of the season. Toys men were dynamic in hot conditions, dominating Palmerston from the first bounce to claim a 23.18 (156) to 14.10 (94) victory. Tiwi had run the Magpies ragged by halftime and finished with 12 individual goal kickers in its first home game of 2017/18. Both sides entered the contest with a 1-3 record, with Palmerston in high spirits having claimed its solitary victory last week against the Darwin Buffaloes. However, the 2pm start proved difficult for the Magpies to manage having become accustomed to playing under bit of confidence and it obviously worked. Almost everything seemed to stick for the Bombers. Dion Munkara kicked a brilliant goal while off balance as he fell to the ground, one of three in his 101st appearance. Ross Tungatalum was dangerous throughout, bagging four majors and kicking two within the space of as many minutes midway through the second term. Both times he had to deal with defenders close to the boundary line and a tight angle at goal. Forward Des Ugle was Palmerstons best and finished with six goals. JACK HISLOP NTFL STATS Premier League: Southern Districts 20, Nightcliff 12, Wanderers 12, St Marys 8, Waratah 8, Darwin Buffaloes 8, Tiwi Bombers 8, Palmerston 4 Round 6 - Friday: Palmerston v Wanderers at Asbuild Oval (7.30pm); Saturday: Southern Districts v Tiwi Bombers at Norbuilt Oval (2pm), Nightcliff v St Marys at PSC BM Oval (4pm); Sunday: Waratah v Darwin Buffaloes at Gardens Oval (4pm) WARATAH stayed in the NTFL Premier League finals race with a comprehensive 27point win over Nightcliff at TIO Stadium yesterday. The annual Battle of the Beaches defied the form guides when a ferocious Tahs kicked five goals to nothing in the first quarter on the way to a 12.6 (78) to 7.9 (51) win. The Gardens Oval side was the better combination in the opening 20 minutes, finding forward targets and showing the benefits of a direct route to goal instead of the boundary line approach of the Tigers. What must have pleased coach Michael McLean was his sides attack on the ball and smart use of it by hand and foot. That was a great confidence builder for the club and the best win since Ive been here, McLean said. Weve been struggling in house in terms of personnel and confidence, we got whipped last week despite being OK up until then. To turn it around today and I know they had a lot of blokes out, was a big positive for the footy club. A Brodie Carroll left foot snap from a boundary throwin gave Tahs a 35-point lead two minutes into the second term, until a diving Patrick White mark and goal opened Nightcliffs account two minutes later. A goal by Matt Bricknell made the difference four goals before rain that had threatened since midway through the first term came tumbling down. This was a new look Tahs, stung by their poor performance against St Marys the previous week and desperate to stay in touch with the top five. Ryan Althouse-Cooper, a busy player for the Tigers, booted his first goal from a mark inside 50 to reduce the margin to 18 points. When Bricknell swooped on a loose ball three minutes later to turn Tahs defender Ryan OConnor inside out and kick his second goal, the Tigers were within 12 points. But they had to wait until the 17-minute mark of the last term to kick their next, a period when Tahs consolidated through goals by Jare Krnjic, Andre Ellis and Justin Beugelaar. Waratahs Andre Ellis gets a kick away just in time before succumbing to the tackle of Nightcliff opponent Scott Freeman during yesterdays NTFL clash at TIO Stadium Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY TIWI BOMBERS V PALMERSTON United on the march MELBOURNE United appears to be hitting top NBL form after a convincing 101-84 win over Adelaide. Import forward Casey Prather last night fuelled Uniteds second dominant performance in three nights at Melbournes Hisense Arena, scoring 18 of his game-high 25 points in the first half. The 36ers built a 14point lead early in the second quarter, but the home side managed to even the scores by halftime. United then blitzed the third quarter 29-13. Casper Ware overcame a quiet start to score 21 points, with veteran David Andersen finishing with 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Daniel Johnson led the 36ers with 23 points and eight rebounds. Breakers win thriller THE New Zealand Breakers have sunk the Cairns Taipans 73-70 thanks to a late matchwinner from import Edgar Sosa. Locked at 70-70 with three seconds to go in Cairns, the point guard hit a three-pointer in the corner to steal the game, but the Taipans then thought they stole it back. With 0.01 seconds left on the clock last night, Taipans captain Cam Gliddon replied with an incredible full court shot, but much to the crowds dismay it was waved away as too late. Many players made double digits, with Kirk Penny, Finn Delany, Tom Abercrombie, DJ Newbill and Mika Vukona starring for the Breakers. Dayshon Smith, Alex Loughton, Michael Carrera and Jarrad Weeks were top Taipans. Trengrove off to Port PORT Adelaides off-season signing spree has continued with the Power adding former Melbourne co-captain Jack Trengove. Trengove, the No.2 pick at the 2009 draft, overcame a career-threatening foot injury but has had limited action with five senior appearances in the past two seasons. After 86 games in seven seasons with the Demons, the 26-year-old was told he wouldnt be offered a contract for 2018. But Port swooped and signed him on Friday as a delisted free agent, adding him to an impressive offseason haul. Jack has had some much-publicised injury setbacks over the last couple of years, Power list manager Jason Cripps said. Tiwi Bombers crank up heat to crush Magpies lights in the first four rounds. The inclusion of John Meesen and Tom McNamara, both tall men with AFL experience, were crucial to the Bombers success, as was Josh Finch who starred in the midfield. They were massive, Toy said of the trio. Weve been playing every week without a genuine ruckman and have had to rely on our crafty midfielders to try and win a clearance (Yesterday) we had a genuine midfield and a genuine ruck with a second string ruck to do the job for us, which was terrific. Once you add to that depth, it gives everybody else a
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