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46 SPORT WEDNESDAY JULY 9 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 FOOTROT FLATS NEAFL DRAW Round 15 Saturday: Redland v Eastlake at Casheezi Park (11.30am), Belconnen v Sydney Swans at Kippax Oval (11.30am), Ainslie v Quenbeyan at Alan Ray Oval (1.30pm), Brisbane Lions v NT Thunder at Gabba (1.30pm) Sunday: UWS Giants v Gold Coast Suns at Blacktown Stadium (11.30am), Southport v Aspley at Fankhauser Reserve (1pm), Sydney Univerity v Sydney Hills Eagles at Drummoyne Oval (1.30pm) NT Thunder nod beckoning for dashing Dylan Dylan Alice on the attack for Pioneers against Rovers in the Alice Springs-based Central Australian Football League premiership SPEED, agility, excitement and a booming right boot. Santa Teresa product Dylan Alice has it all. The former Northern Territory Under-18s representative, now at Central Australia Football League powerhouse Pioneer, is banging on the door for a NT Thunder call-up. He has already been labelled one of the CAFLs best by Pioneer co-coach Stephen Hayes, and now NT Thunder south development manager Stan Coombe is on board the Alice train. He doesnt get a hell of a lot of footy, but you definitely get good value when he gets it, Coombe said. He can 15-20 possessions and gain you more territory than when someone like (Souths) Charlie Maher gets 35. What the stats dont highlight is that when he does get the footy, there is probably about a 50 per cent chance he will gain the team 100m-plus with his multiple running bounces and ability to hit a target 50m up the field. Hes certainly getting talked about. Hayes couldnt speak highly enough of Alice after his side came back from three goals down at three-quarter time to defeat top side South by six points in their last match. Dylan is a great asset to have at the Pioneer Football Club, he said. I think Dylans in the top five players in Alice Springs. In his debut season at the Eagles after switching from community side Ltyentye Apurte during the off-season, Alice is regularly in his sides best players. He has played eight games so far in 2014, kicking 10 goals. Pioneer named him as their best player three of the last four rounds, meaning the speedster is primed for a NEAFL appearance. By JORDAN McARDLE FOOTBALL THE ALICE FILE DYLAN ALICE in 2014 Games: 8 Ggoals: 10 Average Possessions: 17 Magpies swoop late but Camels stay strong KATHERINE Camels outlasted a fast-finishing Tindal Magpies by five points in Round 11 of Big Rivers Football League action at Tindal Oval on Friday night. A three-goals-to-one second half had the home side right back in the match, but the 18-point half-time deficit proved to be too much. Jordan Gardners efforts were vital for the Camels with the forward booting a gamehigh three majors. Gardner had handy contributions from Riley Ross and Brodie Carroll, who had two goals apiece. It was to be the best game of the night, with Eastside giving Jilkminggan Blues a 182-point belting in the later fixture. Wewak Ross and recently returned NT under-18s rep resentative Marcus Hamilton had nights to remember, but it was William Kossack who starred with eight majors. Patrick Kossack and Ross Carpenter chipped in with five goals each, Tyron Fejo (four goals) and Gareth Smith (three) were also damaging on the scoreboard. In the final game of the round at Barunga Oval, Kalano easily accounted for Arnhem Crows by 78 points. Kalano dominated the inside-50s and finished with 35 scoring shots to 12. They saved their best quarter for last, piling on six goals to one. Caleb Clyden (five goals) ran riot in the forward line, with Sean Brown (three), Michael Alangate (two), Gabriel Henry (two) and Bobby Nunggnmajbarr (two) also in the multiple goal-kickers list. Rowan Bonson was gallant in defeat for the Crows. By JORDAN McARDLE FOOTBALL Roo cleared with wrist slap NORTH Melbournes key forward Drew Petrie has avoided a suspension despite pleading guilty to a misconduct charge at the AFL tribunal last night. The match review panel had booked Petrie for making unnecessary and unreasonable contact to Hawthorn defender Brian Lakes face during the third term on Friday night at Etihad Stadium. Petrie had been offered the chance to accept a penalty of 93.75 carryover points with an early guilty plea. But instead the player chose to plead guilty but ask that the jury find that he acted in selfdefence and that the carryover-points penalty should be thrown out. Petrie had risked a onegame ban but he successfully argued he was in a potentially dangerous position with Lake lying on top of him and he simply pushed upwards to get his opponent off him. I think my hand was on his face for about two seconds. As soon as I realised Id made contact with his face, I pulled my hand away, Petrie said. If I let him lie on my face like that, its a position you dont want to be in for long. The jury found a reprimand with no carryover points was an appropriate penalty. North coach Brad Scott had said he was flabbergasted that Petrie was charged. Lake threw Petrie to the ground and grabbed his throat as they wrestled. Petrie then grabbed at the Hawthorn defenders face as he struggled to break free. Id ask any reasonable person to suggest what Drew should have done in that situ ation, Scott told the Seven NetworksTalking Footy. AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan admitted the ugly wrestle between Lake and Petrie was not good for the game. The review panel booked Petrie for making unreasonable and unnecessary contact with Lakes face in the same incident. I have to be careful its going to the tribunal and Im pleased its going to the tribunal, McLachlan said yesterday. Thats the right place to hear this. I agree I dont think this is a good look for the game. As to whether Brian has done something wrong or is guilty or what his punishment should be, thats a decision for the tribunal. Essendon acting captain Brendon Goddard, Brisbane midfielder Tom Rockliff and West Coast key forward Josh Kennedy have accepted onegame suspensions. North Melbourne youngster Luke McDonald, Greater Western Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford and Gold Coast defender Rory Thompson took reprimands, while Brisbanes Claye Beams received a fine. By GREG BUCKLE and ROGER VAUGHAN in Melbourne Dockers veteran will play on MATTHEW Pavlich has decided against joining his AFL contemporaries Jonathan Brown and Darren Glass in retirement with his body remaining sound, but 2014 might spell the end of his time as Fremantle captain. The 32-year-old six-time All-Australian, six-time bestand-fairest winner and veteran of a record 305 games with Fremantle felt his football mortality when he saw West Coast rival Glass and Brisbane champion Brown retire earlier this season. But Pavlichs body is sound enough that he believes he can last at least until the end of 2015. They were sharp reminders of the commitment that Im making for another 12 months at the end of this season, he said. Playing against those two it sort of made me consider where I was at and what my thought process was.
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