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The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010



The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010

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58 NT NEWS. Saturday, November 6, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 6 -N O V -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 5 8 C O L O R : C M Y K 1080127v1FOOTROT FLATS 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 India makes life tough for Kiwis HARBHAJAN Singh scored a career-best 69 before India were bowled out for 487 at tea on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand yesterday. The tailender smashed three sixes and five fours in his 97-ball knock to frustrate the NewZealand attack, which had reduced India to 8-412 shortly into the second session at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Kiwi captain Daniel Vettori finishedwith the best figures of 4-118. Woods off pace in Shanghai TIGERWoodswas not at his best as he fell five strokes behind leader FrancescoMolinari after the second round at the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai yesterday. I struggled a little bit, didnt hit it very good, had a couple of three-putts and five lipouts, Woods lamented after an even-par 72 in ideal conditions in theWorld Golf Championships event at Sheshan. My score could have beenworse, but it could have been a lot better, Woods said. Cooper commends Sonny Bill SONNY Bill Williamswill benefit from playing England in his All Blacks Test debut, Wallabies star Quade Cooper says. Williams has surprisingly been named at outside centre to play his first rugby Test for New Zealand in tonights match at Twickenham. The former Canterbury Bulldogs star and Kiwis rugby league international has been fast-tracked into the All Blacks set-up after controversially switching codes in 2008. Keegan desperate for Saints scalp From Back Page But weve got the blokes in the midfield with Mark McLean, our captain Matt Cannard and Stewart Carr to get the footy out of there. Youve got to do that consistently to beat the top sides and give the forwards a chance to do some damage on the scoreboard. WA-born Dingo has plenty of football heritage in his blood, including the genes he inherited from his uncle, 1997-98 premiership player Graham Crummy Taylor. A product of the Southern Districts juniors, Dingo looked on while his uncle and other Crocodile greats from his home town of Mullewa near Geraldton carved out illustrious careers in the NTFL. As well as Crummy we had (the late) Murray Hill and Popsy Collard who played big parts in that (97-98) flag, he said. St Marys has added 2008 Chaney medallist Ryan Lewis and highly rated utility John Pratt to a playing list that is already on track for another grand final appearance. Darwin without talisman White for crunch clash with Eagles NTFL By GREY MORRIS Ashleigh Hales, pictured with along with Wally Gallio (left) and Mark Noonan (right), will be the first woman to umpire an NTFL league game when she takes charge of the clash between Waratahs and Palmerston tomorrow Picture: REGI VARGHESE DARWINS rising young side faces a big test of character in todays NTFL match against Wanderers at TIO Stadium. The Buffaloes revived memories of their glory years when they crushed Waratahs by almost 16 goals last week. But the loss of experienced trio Darryl White, Cameron Stokes and Matthew Duggan for the Eagles match places a big load on the shoulders of their young players. Joint coach Damien Zammit expects a no-frills performance from his players after the highs of a week ago. The players have to keep their positions and continue to run hard with the football through the middle, down back and up forward, he said. Weve got a couple of good additions with Darren Damaso in the midfield and Matt Mitchell as well. Then there is (Marvellous) Marwyn Thomas who was terrific in the ruck for us in his first game last week. Thomas, another product of Darwins Australian football production line St Johns College, can play as a mobile ruckman or across half forward where his height and agility can cause a series of problems for opposition defenders. Zammit wants the 17-yearold former basketballer to get the football down to his runners. Marwyn knows what to do, get the footy to Phillip Wills and Liam Philpott who can create a lot of scoring chances for us, he said. Wanderers has several players in form, including joint skipper Jamie Scrymgour, who looks set for a big season in blue and gold. Buffs face stern test Follow NTFL online NTFL fans, dont forget, you can follow the progress of todays two NTFL matches at TIO Stadium at ntnews.com.au Last weeks inaugural online commentary from the Darwin v Waratahs game was a huge success with fans of Territory football logging in from all round the country and, indeed, the world. Today, NT News football writers GREY MORRIS and IAN BUTTERWORTH will be bringing you live commentary from 15 minutes before the first bounce in the Buffaloes v Wanderers clash at 3.30pm. The Southern Districts v St Marys match will follow from 7.15pm. Just follow the links at ntnews.com.au Ashleigh first woman in senior umpiring ranks THE tough job of field umpiring in Australian football was the big winner when Ashleigh Hales was told she could no longer play the game with her male teammates. The 20-year-old Brisbaneborn whistleblower was banned from playing in a mixed gender team at age 14 and turned to umpiring. That decision pays hand some dividends tomorrow when she becomes the first female field umpire to take charge of a league game. Hales has been named with 100-gamer Mark Noonan, the AFLNT umpires boss and veteran Wally Gallio to umpire the Waratahs-Palmerston match at Gardens Oval. Im pretty proud of the fact Im the first woman to umpire a league match in Darwin, she said. Its what I came here to do and its a good feeling to know Ive achieved my goal. Hales is a product of the QAFLs state umpiring development squad. A seven-year umpire since being told her days as a junior footballer in a boys team were over, Hales wants to set a similar record in her home state when she returns after the Top End season is over. Noonan said Hales had reached senior ranks after a series of good displays in Division 1. Ashleighs certainly had some tough matches in Div 1 since shes been up here, Noonan said. GREY MORRIS Tigers can turn it around on islanders home turf NIGHTCLIFFS NTFL season can take a major turn for the better on Bathurst Island today. The Tigers take on the Tiwi Bombers at Nguiu in a game most experts think will be a walk in the park for the islanders. But two factors may upset that prediction Karl Gundersens imminent appointment as coach of the NTIS underage program and a Tiwi side struggling for consistency. Gundersens departure after one and a half seasons is a blow for the Bombers, who have to appoint their fourth senior coach in as many seasons in the next month. Nightcliff is winless after four rounds but not without a chance in the 2.30pm clash. Key players Seann Scheppard, Jayden Kickett, Willie Kossack and Adam Hunter will be missing. But the inclusion of goal kicker Zeph Skinner and midfielders Josh Bowe and Troy Coates adds skill and experience to the side. Coach Glenn Humphrey expects a bold showing from his players despite the absence of several key personnel. We havent been that far away in any of our games, he said. The problem for us has been one bad quarter and the need to play catch-up footy after that. Poor first and second quarters have hurt us and were working very hard to rectify that. Humphrey agreed to disagree on the loss of Hunter, Scheppard, Kossack and Kickett for what looms as a winnable game. In effect we get some good ins with Zephi and the two boys from Bendigo, Bowe and Coates, he said. Compensation pick NORTH Melbourne will be the only club to use a compensation pick at next months AFL draft. There are nine compensation picks which are a result of Gold Coasts recruiting concessions.

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