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Sunday Territorian 5 May 2019



Sunday Territorian 5 May 2019


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60 SPORT SUNDAY MAY 5 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Thunders familiar bad feeling Greenwool and Ben King were too classy, kicking four goals each. The visitors first-quarter dominance was slowed later in the match by the efforts of Ben Rioli and Joe Anderson. Reeves said those two players were standouts. We thought Benny Rioli and Joe Anderson were outstanding over four quarters. They gave effort, when they do that they get their hands on the footy theyre two blokes that can hold their heads high, Reeves said. I dont think there are too many others that can stand up with them. The Suns were particularly strong around the contest, managing to have a surplus of players available to receive disposals. They destroyed us around the footy tonight. Their method around contests was really efficient, Reeves said. We got drawn to the footy in big numbers. Last week we were able to stick to our roles and didnt get drawn in. (Last night) we got drawn in. LUKE HAYES Demons snatch late win in thriller MELBOURNE have rallied for a crucial five-point win over Hawthorn that gives their beleaguered AFL season a pulse. After looking in big trouble during the first term, the Demons made an impressive comeback to beat the Hawks 11.13 (79) to 11.8 (74) at the MCG yesterday. It was the second win for last years preliminary finalists, who have looked badly out of sorts this season. Hawthorn were pressing forward with seconds left when Chad Wingard fumbled a sharp chance at half-forward and Melbourne shut down the game to confirm the win. The lead changed twice in the last quarter, with the Hawks kicking four goals to two. But majors to youngster Jay Lockhart and James Harmes gave the Demons a matchwinning break. Sam Frosts defensive effort in the last couple of minutes, keeping the ball in front of him when a turnover would have been devastating, was another massive moment. Harmes gave away two 50m penalties that resulted in Hawthorn goals, including one in the frenetic last quarter, but he was outstanding with his tagging role on Hawks midfield ace Jaeger OMeara. Jack Gunston and Luke Breust kicked three goals apiece for Hawthorn. Thunder lists 43 for VFL womens season AHEAD of the VFL womens season commencing next weekend, NT Thunder has lodged its official playing list with the league. Forty-three players have been named to represent the franchise in 2019, with a further five under-18 Academy players already earmarked for a stint in the seniors. Of the 43 primary listed players, 31 are making a return after representing Thunder in its inaugural season last year. The squad is made up of players from Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine and Adelaide, with Thunder continuing its association with the AFLW premiership-winning Crows. The 2019 NT Thunder list is comprised of 12 players who were part of the AFLW premiership in March. Thunder VFLW list: J Baird (Palmerston), S Armitstead (Wanderers, Norwood SA), S Bishop (Waratah), Billie Byers (Palmerston, Big Rivers), A Chittick (Waratah), A Considine (Crows), D Cox (Crows), G Cusack (Waratah), T Davern (Wanderers), J de Melo (Waratah), C Deegan (Sth Districts), K Duggan (Buffettes), M Ellis (Pioneer, Pinktails), A Foley (Crows), N Gore (Crows), J Hewett (St Marys, Crows, Suns), J Hick ey (Rovers, Pinktails, Suns), T Holtze (Sth Districts), S Hoogeveen-Hill (Pioneer, Pinktails, Sth Districts), K Irvine (Tracy Village), L Jeffrey (Sth Districts), M Johnston (Wanderers), E Jones (Crows), E Marinoff (Crows), H Martin (Crows), J McCormick (Crows), E Miller (Pioneer, Pinktails, Sth Districts), L Motlop (Wanderers), D Ponter (Crows), R Pryer (Waratah), M Rajcic (Crows), C Randall (Crows), S Riley (Crows), L Roberts (Waratah), M Roberts (Buffettes), K Rosenzweig (Crows), A Stanley (Waratah), K Streader (PINT), S Thompson (Crows), T Thorn (Sth Districts), D Varnhagan (Crows), C Whan (Buffettes), J Williams (Buffettes). ROUND five of the NEAFL competition saw Gold Coast arrive in Darwin and make short work of a struggling Thunder team, sealing a 70point victory at TIO Stadium last night. The form Thunder found last week in its win over Redland deserted the team in the Darwin heat, simply outclassed by a strong Suns team. A first-quarter advantage of 48 points to Gold Coast would prove insurmountable for Thunder for the remainder of the match, as the Suns ran away with their first victory of the season. Territory coach Darren Reeves was frustrated with the result. Bitterly disappointed, particularly with the first quarter. The way we started and allowed them to get a jump on us, he said. Theyre a high quality AFL club that had some quality players running around in their side. If you give them that opportunity, they hurt us and they did that big time in the first quarter. From that point on, youre forever chasing your tail. Reeves felt his team had gone backwards, struggling to piece together the same team collusion which was found last week. He said the efforts of a few were not enough to carry them to victory. We felt like we had some blokes that really cracked in and had a dip, but we felt like some guys just didnt. Our GPS numbers will tell that story, Reeves said. Thunders defenders had their work cut out as Suns players Sean Lemmens, Fitzroy James Harmes celebrates kicking a goal as his under-fire Demons turned around a poor first quarter to claim a vital win over Hawthorn at the MCG yesterday Picture: GETTY IMAGES Lions down Swans to end drought BRISBANE has broken a decade-long AFL drought against Sydney, beating the Swans by 22 points in wet conditions at the Gabba. The Swans overcame a poor first quarter to threaten the Lions throughout the match, but Brisbane held firm to run out 14.19 (103) to 112.9 (81) win ners in front of 20,075 fans. George Hewetts contest on Lions ball magnet Lachie Neale was a highlight, with the Swans midfielder racing to a team-high 34 disposals. Neale was still influential for the Lions, driving his team forward with 29 disposals, while Dayne Zorko shared the same amount of possessions in a best on ground performance. Swans forward Tom Papley kept Sydney in striking distance but it wasnt enough to rein in the home team. Brisbane had multiple goal kickers in Eric Hipwood, Daniel McStay, Charlie Cameron and Hugh McCluggage. A career-high haul leads to Dogs win A CAREER-HIGH five goals to Aaron Naughton has fired the Western Bulldogs to a drought-breaking 47-win over Richmond at Marvel Stadium. The Bulldogs had lost four games in a row going into the match, but their high- energy play was too much for the depleted Tigers, Luke Beveridges men scoring a 15.9 (99) to 7.10 (52) win in front of 36,151 fans last night. Naughton turned the match with a breathtaking three-goal burst early in the first eight minutes of the second quarter. The exciting 19-year-old finished the night with 16 possessions and 14 marks, nine of them contested, just one shy of the AFL record for contested marks held by North Melbourne champion Wayne Carey. Marcus Bontempelli also starred with 27 disposals, seven clearances and three goals, alongside Caleb Daniel (36 possessions) and Jack Macrae (36). DEMONS 79 HAWKS 74 DEMONS Goals: Hunt 2, Brayshaw, Stretch, Fritsch, Jones, Garlett, McDonald, Neal-Bullen, Lockhart, Harmes Best: Harmes, Gawn, Hibberd, Salem, Oliver HAWKS Goals: Breust 4, Gunston 3, OMeara, Lewis, Shiels, Roughead Best: Gunston, Shiels, OMeara, Hardwick, Worpel THUNDER 51 SUNS 121 THUNDER Goals: A. Tipungwuti 3, D. Staunton, N. Yarran, A. Ankers, T. Melville Best: B. Rioli, J. Anderson, A. Tipungwuti, J. Budarick, D. McLachlan, D. Johnston SUNS Goals: S. Lemmens 4, F. Greenwool 4, B. King 4, J. Mohr 2, M. Rischitelli, W. Brodie, R. Gilmore, J. Schoenfeld Best: S. Lemmens, T. Nicholls, M. Rischitelli, D. Koenen, C. Nutting, F. Greenwool

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