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36 NT NEWS. Tuesday, July 17, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 7 -J U L -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 3 6 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Sharks landslide success puts Thunder under real pressure FOOTBALL TERRITORY Thunder is locked in a fierce battle to secure a home NEAFL final after Southport smashed rivals Morningside by 113 points at the Gold Coast on Saturday. The Sharks moved a game and more than 10 percentage points clear of Thunder in second place with five rounds remaining of the home-and-away season following the 23.16 (154) to 5.11 (41) hammering. Southport faces Aspley this weekend, before a bye and then moves ahead to a mammoth showdown with the Territory at TIO Stadium that could ultimately decide just which side hosts the qualifying final. The Brisbane Lions Reserves are in the box seat to claim the minor premiership after their 17.15 (117) to 2.8 (20) win over the out-of-form Labrador. The result puts the Lions a game and nearly 50 percentage points ahead of the Sharks. The Tigers, equal fifth with the Gold Coast Suns Reserves but sixth on percentage, will need to beat NT Thunder in Alice Springs this weekend to keep in touch with the front-runners. The Suns were back to their best after overrunning Aspley 18.7 (115) to 12.7 (79) to remain in the finals hunt, while fourth-placed Redland moved to within two points of Thunder on the ladder, also denying Broadbeach any chance to move into the top five with a satisfying 15.13 (103) to 14.6 (90) success. Brisbane, Southport and NT Thunder are all but assured of playing finals, leaving Redland, Gold Coast, Labrador and Broadbeach to fight it out for the remaining two spots in what is shaping as thrilling climax to the Northern Conference season. NEAFLNORTHERN CONFERENCE ROUND16 SOUTHPORT 6.3 16,6 19.11 23.16 (154) MORNINGSIDE 0.6 3.7 5.10 5.11 (41) GOALSSouthport:A Flagg 3 J Baxter 3 S Seddon 3HKiel 2 D James 2 J Milani 2 CHughes 2N Trevena 2 J Burge 2 F Pope S Russell. Morningside:DBonney R Johnson J Elliot S Brown J Brown. BESTSouthport:BHeadlandWMills J Burge S SeddonD James B Davis.Morningside:MWyldNKinch J Elliot R JohnsonDBonney. GOLDCOAST SUNS 4.5 10.6 11.7 18.7 (115) ASPLEY 2.1 4.2 10.6 12.7 (79) GOALSGold Coast: T Lynch 7 J Gillbee 3 J Fraser 2 AMagin 2 P Flanagan L Russell E Alexander-Crackel AMcQualter.Aspley: T Higgins 2 D Brown 2MPayne 2 B Bucovaz 2MBuchanan 2 J SatchellM McKee. BESTGold Coast: T LynchH Fraser THineAMagin J Taylor J Gillbee. Aspley:MBuchananMHutchinsonDReid THiggins TManzoneM Payne. REDLAND 3.1 4.6 11.9 15.13 (103) BROADBEACH 4.3 7.4 10.5 14.6 (90) GOALSRedland: SClouston 3 J Pullman 3D Steven 2 T Salter 2 B Grewar ABoonBHowardMThomson T Jones.Broadbeach: J Neagle 4 J Eagle 4 KGearyMCooke S Everington BWilson BDavies K Emery. BESTRedland:MThomsonBRees JWebster S Clouston T Salter N Clarke.Broadbeach: J Neagle BWilson R Pantic D Stewart KGearyM Brewer. BRISBANE LIONS 1.4 4.10 8.14 17.15 (117) LABRADOR 1.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 (20) GOALSBrisbane: J Dyson 3 J Starcevich 3 RNewell 2 C Stiller 2 J Lisle 2 BGambale A Buchanan SDocherty J Hawksley C Bartlett. Labrador: S Boxsell T Grayson. BESTBrisbane:CBartlett C BeamsABuchanan SDocherty J Lisle S Sheldon. Labrador: JWardle RWhite TGraysonMReilly E BathO Uaongo. LADDER TEAM P W L D F A % Pts BRISBANE LIONS 14 12 2 0 1860 950 195.8 48 SOUTHPORT 14 11 3 0 1538 1043 147.4 44 NT THUNDER 13 10 3 0 1493 1097 136.1 40 REDLAND 14 9 4 1 1547 1455 106.3 38 GOLDCOAST 14 8 6 0 1306 1103 118.4 32 LABRADOR 14 8 6 0 1335 1333 100.2 32 BROADBEACH 14 7 6 1 1396 1418 98.5 30 ASPLEY 14 3 11 0 1271 1595 79.6 12 MTGRAVATT 13 3 10 0 1037 1625 63.8 12 MORNINGSIDE 13 2 11 0 1089 1671 65.1 8 Eastern Conference:Queanbeyan 20.10 (13) d Tuggeranong 8.13 (61); Belconnen 16.12 (108) d Ainslie 9.7 (61); UWSGiants 18.18 (126) d SydneyUni 11.13 (79). NEXTWEEKRound 17 Northern ConferenceSaturday, July 21:Gold Coast Suns Reserves v Brisbane Lions Reserves atMetricon Stadium, 12.30pm; Morningside vMtGravatt at EsplenOval, 1.30pm; NT Thunder v Labrador at Traeger Park, 3.20pm. Sunday, July 22: Southport v Aspley at Fankhauser Reserve, 1.30pm.Bye:Redland, Broadbeach. Eastern ConferenceSaturday, July 21:GWSGiants Reserves v Ainslie atWaggaOval, 12 noon; Eastlake vQueanbeyan atManuka Oval, 2pm; SydneyUniversity v SydneyHills Eagles at Sydney University, 2.10pm. Sunday, July 22: Sydney Swans Reserves v Belconnen at the SCG, 9.30amBye: Tuggeranong. Gillett adds treble to glittering collection HORSERACING ByGREGORMACTAGGART THE TERRY Gillett roadshow just rolls on in Alice Springs, with the in-form trainer adding a winning treble to his collection. Gillett has taken his tally of winners to 14 since he returned to the Red Centre from New South Wales in Ap ril, when Prince Of Hope, Sweet Country and Concini all saluted the judge. All three winners were ridden by Craig Moon, who made the trek home after riding in Darwin on Saturday. Prince Of Hope ($2.00fav) proved the standout performer on the five-race program when he sped away with the Holdfast Insurance Brokers Rating 68 Handicap (1100m) by six-and-a-quarter lengths. Former NSW galloper Sweet Country broke through for her maiden career win in the First National Framptons Class B Handicap (1100m). Concini made it back-toback successes with a neat performance in the Central ian Advocate Rating 70 Handicap (1000m). Nyngan trainer Isabelle Richardson produced yet another Centralian winner when Taken It Easy (Kirk Manoukian) upset the wellfancied Genarka Star. Veteran SA jockey David Tootell teamed with leading trainer Lisa Lefoe to win the opener with Vo Jester. Territory talent to don green and gold RUGBY LEAGUE TERRITORY rugby league talent Chris Smith has earned selection in the Australian Schoolboys representative team. The teenage forward was a star performer for the New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges team which defended their title at the recent under-18 schoolboys championships held in Port Macquarie. Smith, who attends Patrician Brothers College at Blacktown, and has been in dynamic form for Penrith in the Toyota Cup (under-20) competition will don the green and gold against the England Academy team next month. The tourists are in Australia for a twomatch international series with the First Test at Canberra on August 5 followed by the Second Test at Kougari Oval in Brisbane on August 11. Smiths NSWCCC team accounted for NSW Combined High Schools 30-10 in the Championship Final. Fellow Territorians Lawrence Watego, Kyle OBrien, Luke Conaghty and TJ Norris all featured for the Combined Affiliated States combination which won two of their four games at the tournament. GREGORMACTAGGART Judd faces ban over bad tackle Kangaroo Leigh Adams gives the thumbs up yesterday despite the injury concerns after Chris Judds chicken wing tackle on Friday night Picture: MICHAEL KLEIN FOOTBALL CARLTON captain Chris Judd can expect a substantial ban after having his controversial chicken wing tackle on North Melbournes Leigh Adams referred straight to the AFL Tribunal. It means the two-time Brownlow Medallist cannot submit an early guilty plea and his penalty will be at the discretion of the jury tonight. We thought it was unsportsmanlike in nature, Chris Judds conduct, and has the potential to bring the game into disrepute, match review panel chairman Mark Fraser said on the AFL website. The jury could still take into account a guilty plea in determining the sanction. Judd has been widely criticised for bending back the arm of Adams while the Kangaroos midfielder was pinned face down at Etihad Stadium during the game last Friday night, with Adams requiring treatment for a shoulder injury. The Kangaroos said yesterday they were still hopeful the midfielder, who said postmatch he felt sore and sorry, could play against Richmond on Sunday. But the medical report they submitted yesterday stated the incident exacerbated an existing shoulder injury. Judd has been charged with misconduct, but could not be given a set penalty as his offence does not fit any of the specific misconduct categories listed in the tribunal guidelines. They cover kneeing, headbutting, eye gouging, stomping, scratching and unnecessary contact with an injured player, but other types of misconduct must be sent to the tribunal. The most recent case sent straight to the tribunal was when Collingwoods Heath Shaw received a onematch ban and a fine for intentionally touching an umpire in 2009. But Sydneys Barry Hall was given a seven-match ban for hitting West Coasts Brent Staker in 2008, while Fremantles Dean Solomon received an eight-match sanction for elbowing Geelongs Cameron Ling later that year. In other round 16 cases, North Melbournes Jack Ziebell faces a three-match ban for rough conduct against Carltons Aaron Joseph, the sanction increased because of his poor record. Brisbane is set to lose key players Daniel Rich and Daniel Merrett for Saturdays derby against Gold Coast, with Rich offered a two-match ban for rough conduct and Merrett one game for charging. The Suns Danny Stanley can accept a one-match rough conduct ban.
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