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The Centralian advocate Tue 20 May 2008



The Centralian advocate Tue 20 May 2008


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




Incorrectly numbered on first page as v. 61 no. 102; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 61 no. 103

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30 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 0 -M A Y -2 0 0 8 P A G E : 3 0 C O L O R : C M Y K WEATHER WATCH Statistics for the Month of May Average daily max temp: 23 deg Average daily min temp: 8.3 deg Record highest temp: 35 deg Record lowest temp: -2.7 deg Average monthly rainfall: 19.4mm Highest monthly rainfall: 103.6mm Rainfall this month: 0mm Total rainfall last month: 0mm Total rainfall this year: 13mm Total rainfall last year: 193.2mm Sunrise: 7.03am Sunset: 7.58pm Todays outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology: Fine and sunny. Moderate southeast winds. Saturday 17: 19.7 (8.4) Sunday 18: 19.8 (4.5) Monday 19: 20.7 (5) Tuesday 20: 22 (5) SPORT Hermannsburg season is back on track Aussie Rules Max Bennett HERMANNSBURG got their 2008 AFLCA campaign back on track with a convincing 59-point win over Federal in the late Sunday fixture. What happened: After last week, the Bulldogs came out ready to play, kicking six opening quarter g o a l s . G r a h a m Malbunka led the charge with three majors. Not to be outdone, Feds forward Steve Brooks kept his side in the contest with four first quarter and six first half goals, as his side stayed within touching distance. This evaporated after the break as the pacey Bulldogs midfield began to click into gear, running their Federal opponents off their feet. Leading by 39 points going into the final change, the Dogs added some percentage to the total, banging in four goals to one to ensure a comfortable 10-goal win. What it means: For the Bulldogs, the win p r o v i d e s a m u c h needed confidence boost ahead of their clash with Anmatjere. However they will have to be more accurate. A disappointing performance for Feds, but again Steve Brooks kept his side in the contest with another bag. Big last quarter run from South Aussie Rules Max Bennett A SEVEN goal last q u a r t e r h a s s e e n South get out of jail with a nine-point win against Papunya on Sunday. What happened: South had the best of the opening exchanges but were punished for their inability to convert in front of goal. Sean Cusack was one of the main culprits, missing several first half opportunities as the Kangaroos went into the interval with 4.11 on the board. This was in stark contrast to Papunya who were making the most of their forays forward taking a four-point half time lead. This grew after the break, with the Eagles kicking four goals to two to hold an unlikely 17-point lead going into the last quarter. Looking down the barrel of their fourth consecutive defeat the R o o s l i f t e d , w i t h Hamish McDonald and Cusack providing the options by kicking four of the sides seven last quarter goals. What it means: South will be happy to have got away with a win, but Roos coach Richard Hayes will be disappointed by his sides poor kicking for goal which almost cost them dearly. Papunya can take heart from their improved performance and, with Rovers next week, the Eagles will be favourites to add their second win for the season. Pioneer player Curtly Hampton shrugs off a high tackle from Rovers Luke Farrows. Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY Pioneer on top of the ladder Aussie Rules Max Bennett PIONEER have moved to the top of the AFLCA ladder, albeit temporarily, after a clinical demolition job of Rovers by 119 points. What happened: The Eagles looked in complete control from the outset, piling on six first quarter goals to all up seal the result at the first break. Things did not get any better in the second for Rovers as they went scoreless, with Pioneer adding another five to hold a 71-point lead at the major break. The Pioneer midfield was looking at its dominant best, with the likes of Daniel McCormick, Darren Porter and Curtly Hampton giving their forwards ample opportunity. The second half started better for Rovers as they showed a bit of spirit eventually getting their first goal on the board through Gordon Moore, while restricting the Eagles to just four majors. However, this was a momentary lapse as Pioneer ensured a healthy percentage boost with five goals to zip to close out the game with a handy 119-point victory. What it means: For the Eagles, the momentum continues to build as they make it five wins on the trot with their attention now turning to West who they face in a fortnight. Another demoralising loss for Rovers sees them languish further at the bottom of the ladder, but they may see hope against Papunya this weekend. Ltyentye Apurte asserts control over struggling Yuendumu Christian Langdon from Yuendumu and Ltyentye Apurtes Nathan Douglas fight it out. Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY Aussie Rules Kelly Robinson LTYENTYE Apurte continued their winning form by easily disposing of Yuendumu by 79 points in the early game on Saturday. What happened: Ltyentye Apurte looked dominant from the start, kicking six goals to Yuendumus three in the first quarter. The game continued in the same fashion until the final whistle, with the Saints showing why they one to watch. Yuendumu tried hard all day but could not match Ltyentye Apurte in any position on the ground. Keith Gorey was the star forward for Ltyentye Apurte, kicking seven goals, with Francis Hayes and Leon Davis both pitching in with four goals each. Yuendumu can take heart from the good performances by Sherman Spencer, Elton Collins and Nickolas Robertson, who were shining lights. What it means: Ltyentye Apurte have the bye this weekend and will be travelling down to Melbourne to play the curtain raiser to the AFL Dream Time match on Saturday night. Yuendumu will take on South and will look to re-establish themselves as a winning side.