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Sunday Territorian 15 May 2011



Sunday Territorian 15 May 2011


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70 Sunday Territorian, Sunday, May 15, 2011 www.sundayterritorian.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 5 -M A Y -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 7 0 C O L O R : C M Y K AFL SCOREBOARD ROUND 8 GEELONG 2.9 2.10 5.12 8.17 (65) COLLINGWOOD 1.1 5.3 7.5 9.8 (62) GOALSGeelong: J Bartel 2 A Christensen J Kelly J PodsiadlyMStokes S Johnson T Varcoe.Collingwood: S Sidebottom2 TCloke 2 AKrakouer D SwanDThomas L Brown S Pendlebury. BESTGeelong: J Selwood J CoreyMScarlett BOttens J Kelly.Collingwood:DThomasD Swan SPendlebury LDavis S Buckley. Umpires: ShaunRyan Scott Jeffery Ray Chamberlain. Crowd: 81,691 at theMCG. NORTHMELB 3.2 7.5 14.7 19.10 (124) MELBOURNE 7.2 8.6 10.10 12.11 (83) GOALSNorthMelbourne:AEdwards 6 B Harvey 3DWells 3 LHansen 2 TGoldstein 2 B Speight KHarper L Adams.Melbourne:A Maric 3 L Jurrah 3MNewton 2 R Petterd 2 C Bartram JWatts. BESTNorthMelbourne:DWells A Edwards TGoldstein BHarvey J Ziebell A Swallow L Adams.Melbourne:N Jones JWatts ADavey S Martin C Sylvia. InjuriesMelbourne:CGarland (ankle) L Jurrah (leg) R Bail (knee). Umpires:Chris Donlon StuartWennCorey Bowen. Crowd: 23,536 at Etihad Stadium. ADELAIDE 2.2 9.7 14.10 20.10 (130) GOLDCOAST 4.4 4.6 6.13 9.19 (73) GOALSAdelaide: PDangerfield 6 C Knights 2MWright 2 RHenderson 2 SMcKernan 2 B Reilly J Gunston K Tippett L ThompsonR Douglas S Thompson.Gold Coast:GAblett 4 T Lynch 2 Z Smith 2 TMcKenzie. BESTAdelaide: PDangerfield N van Berlo G Johncock S Thompson BReillyMWright C Knights.Gold Coast:GAblett D Stanley S Iles T Lynch JHarbrow. Umpires: SamHay Brett Rosebury Dean Margetts. Crowd: 36,056 at AAMI Stadium. ESSENDON 3.2 6.6 10.10 15.12 (102) BRISBANE 3.5 6.7 6.10 9.12 (66) GOALSEssendon:DZaharakis 4 S Crameri 3 AMonfries 2 DHille 2 JWatson 2 KReimers 2. Brisbane:AMcGrath 2 C Stiller D Rich J Adcock J DrummondMClark RBewick T Rockliff. BESTEssendon:CHooker AMonfries D Myers HHockingMMcVeigh. Brisbane: J Adcock DRich J Drummond J Patfull D Merrett. Umpires:Matt Stevic Chris Kamolins Brett Ritchie. Crowd: 24,921 at theGabba. SYDNEY 3.5 5.6 12.11 18.13 (121) PORTADELAIDE 3.2 4.3 8.5 9.5 (59) GOALSSydney: SReid 3A Everitt 2 A Goodes 2DHannebery 2 J Kennedy 2 B McGlynn CBird J Bolton JMcVeigh L Jetta L Roberts-ThomsonNSmith. Port Adelaide:D Motlop 2 J Schulz 2MThomas SPhillips T Boak TChaplin T Logan. BESTSydney: J KennedyAGoodes J Bolton J McVeighHGrundyA Everitt. Port Adelaide: T Boak TChaplin JWesthoff HHartlett D Brogan. Umpires: Justin Schmitt BenRyan Simon Meredith. Crowd: 20,719 at the SCG. LADDER TEAM P W L D F A % Pts COLLINGWOOD 6 6 0 0 773 434 178.1 24 GEELONG 6 6 0 0 584 381 153.3 24 ESSENDON 8 5 2 1 903 640 141.1 22 CARLTON 7 5 1 1 684 548 124.8 22 SYDNEY 7 4 2 1 602 557 108.1 18 n HAWTHORN 6 4 2 0 596 488 122.1 16 n FREMANTLE 6 4 2 0 562 559 100.5 16 MELBOURNE 7 3 3 1 686 629 109.1 14 n RICHMOND 7 3 3 1 705 775 91.0 14 n WESTCOAST 6 3 3 0 557 517 107.7 12 ADELAIDE 7 3 4 0 577 640 90.2 12 n WBULLDOGS 6 2 4 0 503 472 106.6 8 NORTHMELB 7 2 5 0 663 757 80.0 8 GOLDCOAST 7 2 5 0 531 996 53.3 8 n STKILDA 6 1 4 1 467 529 88.3 6 PORTADELAIDE 8 1 7 0 624 921 67.8 4 BRISBANE 7 0 7 0 564 738 76.4 0 n To play today NEXTWEEK Round 9Friday,May 20:Carlton vGeelong at Etihad Stadium, 7.10pm. Saturday,May 21: St Kilda vMelbourne at Etihad Stadium, 1.40pm; Port Adelaide v Fremantle at AAMI Stadium, 2.40pm; Brisbane vNorthMelbourne at theGabba, 6.40pm; Richmond v Essendon at theMCG, 7.10pm. Sunday, May 22:Collingwood vAdelaide at Etihad Stadium, 12.40pm; Sydney vHawthorn at the SCG, 1.40pm; West Coast vWestern Bulldogs at Patersons Stadium, 4.10pm. SANFL, Rd 7:West Adelaide 14.7 (91) d Glenelg 7.12 (54); Norwood 16.7 (103) dNorth Adelaide 11.10 (76); Central Districts 12.14 (86) d Eagles 10.7 (67); VFL, Rd 7:Collingwood 10.15 (75) d Geelong 10.11 (71); Nortehrn Bullants 12.10 (82) d Frankston 10.6 (66); Box Hill 12.11 (83) d Sandringham12.6 (78); PortMelbourne 15.7 (97) dWilliamstown 6.10 (46). WAFL, Rd 9: East Fremantle 16.9 (105) d Claremont 11.14 (80); East Perth 22.13 (145) d Peel Thunder 12.13 (85); Subiaco 18.10 (118) d SwanDistricts 11.7 (73);West Perth 16.13 (109) d Perth 9.4 (58). NEAFLNorthern Conference, Rd 7:NTThunder 20.6 (126) dMtGravatt 13.16 (94); Sydney 18.12 (120) d Gold Coast 3.10 (28); Labrador 14.8 (102) d Broadbeach 11.10 (76); Brisbane Lions 14.17 (101) d GWSGiants 12.14 (86); Aspley 18.7 (115) d Redland 14.6 (90). Today: Morningside v Southport. 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 ntnews.com.au Thunder forced to crank up a gear By DALE FLETCHER in Alice Springs NT Thunders Iggy Vallejo takes a clever one-handed mark yesterday Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY NORTHERN Territory Thunder has continued its unbeaten start to the 2011 North East Australian Football League season with a 32-point victory over Mount Gravatt at Traeger Park yesterday. Thunder was seriously challenged by the Vultures in the second half and surrendered an early 37-point advantage. When Mount Gravatt skipper Nathan Gilliland kicked his third major of the last quarter, the Vultures had put their noses in front by two points (80-78) and looked like taking home the points. But the Thunder responded, booting nine straight goals in the final term to keep their perfect start intact. The game opened up in the final quarter after both sides played tight, contested football for the first three terms. Thunder big man Kenrick Tyrrell was a tower of strength in the ruck and was clearly the most influential player on the ground. The top of the table clash began with the ball living in the Thunder half before off-season boom recruit Andrew McLeod kicked the opening goal. The former Adelaide Crow superstar showed his class all day and was put into the midfield for the last quarter when the Vultures were steaming back into the contest. Sharp shooting in front of goal by Thunder all game gave them a commanding lead before finally putting away last years grand finalists. South Alice Springs forward and 23rd man Brendan Palmer was dynamite up front, taking a couple of spectacular contested marks. Full forward juggernaut Darren Ewing again bagged seven goals, adding one in each of the first three quarters before booting four crucial six-pointers in a frantic final term. The win gives Thunder a two-game cushion at the top of the Northern Conference standings. Kangaroos rebound Daniel Wells By GLENN McFARLANE NORTH Melbourne coach Brad Scott had every reason to be angry at the quarter-time break of yesterdays match against Melbourne at Etihad Stadium. In a contest that he predicted pre-game would give fans a clear indication of where these two young teams are at, Scotts side served up a lacklustre first term that threatened to hand the game to Melbourne. At the 24-minute-mark of the opening term, the Demons led by 31 points; the Kangaroos key ball winners could barely get their grasp on the Sherrin and somehow Melbourne appeared to be dealing sufficiently without the injured pair of ruckman Mark Jamar and Jack Grimes, as well as the suspended Jack Trengove. Within an hour, though, Scotts blood pressure had returned to normal. The Roos managed to bring a remarkable transformation on the game. They kicked 16 of the last 20 goals, effecting a 72-point turnaround, and registered their second win of the season that left Melbourne looking the same fragile unit that it has at certain stages this year. North Melbournes 41-point win yesterday came off the back of some brilliant individual performances. Kangaroos midfielder Daniel Wells stepped out of the mediocrity of the opening term to elevate the game and his teams fortunes when they needed it. Having only had four touches in the first half hour, Wells ended up with a game-high 29, and three goals. It was the Kangaroos ninth successive win over the Demons, dating back to 2007. In his return to the senior team after a 10-goal haul in the VFL last week, Aaron Edwards booted six goals. Crows winning style Dangerfield EMERGING Adelaide utility Patrick Dangerfield has kicked six goals, helping the Crows return to the AFL winners list with a 57-point victory over Gold Coast. The Crows were headed early, but steamrolled the Suns to win 20.10 (130) to 9.19 (73) on Saturday at AAMI Stadium. The Suns stunned the parochial 36,056 crowd early, inspired by their skipper Gary Ablett, who produced a memorable four-goal performance. The Brownlow medallist kicked three goals in a sevenminute burst, as his side notched the initial four majors of the game. Ablett went through three opponents to set the tone for his dominant day. He raced to 25 disposals by half time and finished with 41 touches and eight tackles. The Crows, who were thumped by Melbourne by 96 points last start, found themselves 25 points behind midway through the first term. Adelaide didnt register a goal until Ricky Hendersons breakthrough in the 16th minute, but it was the first in a period of sustained Adelaide command which reaped 15 goals to Gold Coasts two. Adelaide booted seven unanswered goals in the second quarter, turning a 14-point quarter-time deficit into a 31-point buffer at the main break. Captain Nathan van Berlo, the versatile Dangerfield and key onballer Scott Thompson were pivotal in the turnaround. Van Berlo was instrumental as his onball colleagues overwhelmed the Suns, despite Abletts peerless performance. And when the Suns attacked, they were frequently repelled by an Adelaide defence, marshalled by the creative Graham Johncock. SCORES NT Thunder 3.1 9.2 11.6 20.6 (126) Mt Gravatt 2.4 4.7 7.12 13.16 (94) GOALS NT Thunder: D Ewing 7 R Tungatalum 3 C Ilett 3 I Vallejo 2 B Palmer 2 AMcLeod J Dignan. Mt Gravatt: NGilliland 5 J Furfaro 2 A Proud 2 R Cash P Labi DMowat D Steven. BEST NT Thunder: K Tyrrell C Ilett D Ewing AMcLeod L Corrie. Mt Gravatt: NGilliland A Proud N Reid CMalone A Tarrant.

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