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The Northern Territory news Mon 21 Dec 2015



The Northern Territory news Mon 21 Dec 2015

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36 SPORT MONDAY DECEMBER 21 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 NIGHTCLIFF V WARATAH 162TIGERS3.6 8.9 14.13 24.18 28WARRIORS0.1 1.2 3.3 4.4 GOALS Nightcliff: I Farrell-Nelson 6, K Niki 3, B Ngalkin 3, D Meroli 2, T Antulov 2, J Watson 2, J Kickett 2, N Jones-Cubillo, D Shannon, G Smith, Z Derksen. Waratah: G McLeish, T Hunkin, M Blake, H Kerinaiua. BEST Nightcliff: B Filo, I Farrell-Nelson, K Niki, J Roe, D Meroli, B Ngalkin. Waratah: J McDonald T Brown M Blake H Kerinaiua. UMPIRES S Walker, R Williams, B Griffiths ST MARYS V PALMERSTON 102SAINTS1.4 6.6 10.10 15.12 35MAGPIES2.3 3.6 4.9 4.11 GOALS St Marys: D Ewing 4, M Clarke 3, L Bath 2, J Wilson, S Rioli, M Coombes, M McLean, J Cooper, R Clarke. Palmerston: A Sharpe, J Shannahan, M Stokes, M Perry. BEST St Marys: L Bath, B Long, D Ewing, M Clarke, J Cooper, J Williams. Palmerston: L Jetta, M Perry, Alwyn Davey, P Liddle, M Dennis, Aaron Davey. UMPIRES M Noonan, R Ebbott, D Kriticos TIWI BOMBERS V BUFFALOES 99BOMBERS8.4 10.6 12.9 14.15 38BUFFALOES1.0 3.4 3.5 5.8 GOALS Tiwi Bombers: Adam Tipungwuti 4, T Couch, A Wonaeamirri 3, Austin Tipungwuti, J Neagle, P Scanlon, G Puruntatameri. Darwin Buffaloes: A Obst 2, A Sambono, K Mununigitj, C Atkinson. BEST Tiwi Bombers: T Couch, P Scanlon, A Tipungwuti, W Rioli Jnr, S Jolliffe. Darwin Buffaloes: T Eldridge, R Smith, M Collison, C Stokes, A Obst. UMPIRES S Sim, J Howard, L Lopes STHN DISTRICTS V WANDERERS 99CROCS5.3 11.6 13.8 15.9 32EAGLES4.1 5.1 5.1 5.2 GOALS Districts: W Farrer 6, J Roe-Duggan 4, M Cannard 2, M Payne 2, M Rosier Wanderers: L Patrick 2, X Cubillo, D Seden, G Dhurrkay BEST Districts: E Barlow, J Roe-Duggan, W Farrer, J Farrer, S Smith, M Cannard Wanderers: S Bates, J Jordan, T Friend, T Motlop, X Cubillo UMPIRES Z Dent, J Collins, A Smith NTFL LADDER P W D L % Pts St Marys 11 9 - 2 154.57 36 Sthn Districts 11 8 - 3 157.69 32 Buffaloes 11 7 - 4 98.72 28 Tiwi Bombers 11 5 - 6 107.47 20 Nightcliff 11 5 - 6 98.94 20 Palmerston 11 5 - 6 97.53 20 Wanderers 11 5 - 6 92.96 20 Waratah 11 0 - 11 37.57 0 He spent Saturday night in Darwin hospital on heavy antibiotic treatment before being discharged yesterday. Liddy will miss at least seven rounds, putting the rest of his 2015-16 season in doubt. Its (finger) a real mess, the bone was showing through the skin, requiring a lot of attention with antibiotics, club development manager Peter Atkinson said. One positive is there is no tendon damage, its just structural, but its going to be a long recovery which places doubt on him coming back this season. The Christmas break (21 days) will benefit St Marys skipper Peter MacFarlane (calf strain) and his Buffalo counterpart Phillip Wills (broken rib). MacFarlane has missed four matches with a niggling calf complaint, but Saints officials say he is a certainty to play against Wanderers in the first match after Christmas. Saints coach Rick Nolan also expects Anthony Long (groin) and Leroy Larson (badly bruised leg) to be available for the January 9 clash against the Eagles. Buffaloes boss Mark Motlop is also confident Wills will play against Palmerston in their January 10 clash at Gardens Oval. Wills suffered the injury in the Round 10 loss to St Marys, but Motlop expects his skipper to line up against the Magpies as the Buffaloes look to arrest a two-game losing streak. Its a lot better now, so hopefully hell be right for the first game back, Motlop said. Well just monitor him ... Mashed finger may put Bomber Liddy out for seven THE Tiwi Bombers surge towards the NTFL top five suffered a blow when key utility Mathias Liddy smashed the little finger on his left hand. Liddy flew for a mark late in the first quarter against the Buffaloes and knew immediately he was in trouble when the ball hit the end of his finger and smashed bone. GREY MORRIS Southern Districts Ed Barlow shows off his ball-handling skills in the rain Districts deliver an early present SOUTHERN Districts did what all good sides do after a setback by comfortably accounting for an undermanned Wanderers at a rain-soaked Freds Pass. One week after their shock loss to Palmerston, the Crocodiles were all business in a workmanlike 15.9 (99) to 5.2 (32) win over the reigning premier. Former AFL Swan and Bulldog Ed Barlow was the best player on the ground in a role that took him from the last line of defence to the midfield, while springheeled spearhead Will Farrer took his season tally to 70 goals by bagging another six. And in case Wanderers made a charge, three-time Geelong premiership defender James Kelly prowled the Districts backline. Districts coach Shannon Ruscas broad grin in the changerooms indicated his pleasure at receiving an early Christmas present from the players. We worked really hard on the track during the week because we knew we had to get back on the winners list pretty quickly, Rusca said. With four teams on five wins just below us, we needed to give ourselves some separation and breathing room going into the Christmas break and we did that. Rusca should have been pleased with what he saw from a team prepared to work for each other and use the ball constructively. All of Farrers goals came from smart lead-up play further up the ground. His younger brother Josiah presented him with two jumper busting passes in the middle of his chest that the older Farrer converted with ease. Elsewhere, it was a similar story. Jake Roe-Duggan and Cannard were at the fall of the ball more than once, Roe-Duggan booting four goals and Cannard two in a reminder to his good friend and new Crocodile teammate James Kelly he can still play the game. Wanderers are still without several of their premiership stars, but coach Dean Rioli would have been impressed with the poise and enthusiasm of his young players despite the final margin. Jordan Jeffrey played his best game of the season in defence, going back on to Farrer when the Crocs talisman had reach four goals and looked likely to kick 10. Simon Bates was his usual busy self, while the Cubillo cousins Xavier and Joel and Marcus Totham showed why they will be regular senior players at Wanderers for years to come with their clean disposal under pressure. GREY MORRIS Female fans bare all to welcome cooler Kelly JAMES Kelly came, saw and conquered at Freds Pass yesterday. The three-time Geelong premiership players cameo role through the middle and down back, helped to set up Districts 67-point win over Wanderers. And it was not all about footy. Two scantily clad ladies ran on to Norbuilt Oval in the third quarter in a bold bid to welcome him to the Top End. Ive really enjoyed it, 31year-old Kelly told the NT News post match. Ill think about coming back now, I reckon. Shannon (coach Shannon Rusca) was telling me I have to play five games to qualify for the finals, so Ill have to get back up here. I tell you what, if Shannon can promise me a streaker or two every week Ill probably play. Kelly, who won flags with Geelong in 2007, 09 and 11, appreciated the wet weather that swept through the Top End yesterday. It was a bit cool, which made it a bit easier for me, but look, it was good proper footy out there, how footy is supposed to be played. I think footy up here gets underestimated down south a bit, so to be involved in it as a player was very enjoyable. If I come back it will be probably be late January or early February, we will have to see. Kelly came to Darwin to play footy with his old school mate and Southern Districts skipper Matt Cannard. I dont think weve played a game of footy together for 20 years and I loved it, being out there with him again. I only came up to play with Matty, so I really enjoyed it, it was a pretty good experience. And what about Southern Districts as a playing unit? Theyre playing really well, theyre well coached and theyve got good leadership, so I think theyll give it a real shake, he said. GREY MORRIS

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