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32 Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2013. Want to control what goes into your letterbox? Send us an email with your name and address and well send one of these stickers out to you. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org NT thunders home with 137-point win The result of the matchwas never in doubt as the Territory side dominated from the onset By JACKSON CLARK DARREN Ewing had a field day as his NT Thunder side demolished Labrador to the tune of 137 points in Queensland on Saturday. Thunder kicked 29.17 (191) to Labradors 8.6 (54) as Boof Ewing dominated with a career best 14 goals. The result of the match was never in doubt as the Territory side dominated from the onset. An inaccurate 5.10 meant the Thunder only led by 38 points at the first change. Labrador was simply outclassed in every area of the ground as its opposition rapidly piled on the goals. Thunder led by 57 points at the main break and increased that margin to 94 at three quarter time. While the Tigers only motivation was to regain respectability to the scoreline, Thunder were after a percentage boost to stay in fifth position in front of Morningside on the NEAFL ladder. The Territory boys got exactly what they were after with a nine goal to two final quarter. Ewings 14-goal master class was the obvious highlight of the game. The star forward marked everything that was presented to him and his kicking for goal was nothing short of superb. Ewing has now kicked 87 goals for the season as he closes in on the illustrious century mark with three games in the minor rounds remaining. Chris Dunne played a sneaky support role in the forward line to bob up with seven goals. Dunne has slipped under the radar this season and has a more than impressive season tally of 48. Ben Rioli had another top game gathering plenty of the ball in the back half and running forward to kick two goals in the last quarter. Brad Vassal and Cameron Ilett used their strength and size over the ball to win many clearances during the course of the match. Northline keeps oval NORTHLINE Transport has extended its naming rights sponsorship at Northline Oval for a second year. The deal will see Northline retain the naming rights sponsorship at the ground while the companys logo will appear on the players shirts and shorts. Northlines chief executive Craige Whitton said his company was proud to continue its sponsorship of the Palmerston Magpies Football Club. Investing in the communities in which we do business is important to Northline and has been part of the companys philosophy since it was established 30 years ago, he said. In the Territory, Northline is a proud supporter of sport and the arts because of their ability to bring people together and create a community spirit. Rev up for race Gary Phillips takes on Steve Ham in the Top Alcohol championship. DRAG racing in the NT is set to rev up a notch when the 2013 ANDRA Drag Racing Series heads to Hidden Valley on August 16 and 17. It is the first time the new ANDRA Drag Racing Series will be hosted in Darwin and the first time ever for a full Top Alcohol championship round. Entries are already looking strong with Gary Phillips a confirmed starter and Chris Porter locked in. Rocketing down the quarter mile in six seconds at more than 370km/h can be a wild ride as seen by Chris Matheson at Sydney earlier this year, when he crashed and ended up with a broken ankle. He is rumoured to be heading to the NT. Sailors prepare SAILING boats have been making their way out of garages and yards and on to Darwins Fannie Bay over the past few weeks in preparation for the NT Championships that will be held in August. The off-the-beach multi-hull division has resurrected itself after a hiatus, with three boats on the start lines of races three and four of Darwin Sailing Clubs pointscore series 2 on July 14. Luke Beestons Crikey and John Gibsons Just in Time won races from Lucille Pantings Black Pearl. Recently-crowned national champion Jack Benson took two bullets in his new A-Class catamaran Dont Know from Matt Punchs Focuntrating and Simon Cruickshanks Toads Tool in the joint Tornado and A-Class fleet of five competitors. Tasar Otello, crewed by Cian Price, won both off-the-beach mono-hull races from 13 entrants. Ingo and Finn Neimeier in Tasar Zillow posted two third places, behind Lewis Radnovics Laser i and David Heamss Public Nuisance. The crew of B Farr Boat won the two-strong keelboat race from Mike Skinners Grumpy. The Northern Territory Championships will be held on August 3, 4, and 5. Ballarat Barnstormer kicks his way into history PALMERSTON goalkicker Darren Ewing continued his torture of rival defenders in the NEAFL competition with Saturdays club record haul of 14 goals for Territory Thunder against Labrador. The Ballarat Barnstormer was a major focal point in Thunders comprehensive 28.17 (191) to 8.6 (54) win. The 137-point thrashing boosted fifth-placed Thunders percentage from 115.8 to 124.9 in their search for a last gasp finals berth. The boys really looked after me today. There was plenty of space out there and we played very well, Ewing told the Suns newspapers. We are pumped with the result, but we will try and keep a lid on it because we have a big test against Redland next week. Ewings day out was the best individual tally in the NEAFL since Ray Sarcevic booted 21 majors for Southport 24 years ago. The Ray Hughson Trophy leader who booted 99 goals in the 2011 home-and-away season is on 87 goals with matches against Redland, Southport and Aspley to come. Ewing is the latest in a long line of classy goalkickers in a Magpie jumper. Peter Munros 93 goals in the clubs 1980-81 premiership season is the best by a Magpie in an NTFL season. He booted 81 goals in 1982-83 and 77 a year later when North Darwin finished fourth before losing the first semi-final. Peter Shepherds 80 goals in the 2003-04 season were a highlight, including a single haul of 20 against Waratahs. Trent Roo Boy Hentschel booted 69 goals for the Magpies in another premiership season 2000-01 before joining AFL club Adelaide the following year.
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