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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

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62 NT NEWS. Friday, June 14, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -J U N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 6 2 C O L O R : C M Y K 1080127v7FOOTROT 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 Keeper saves Matildas SOCCER BRILLIANT saves from young Matildas goalkeeper Brianna Davey earned Australia a 1-0 friendly victory over New Zealand last night. The Football Ferns had the lions share of first-half chances, with striker Sarah Gregorius delivering two brilliant early crosses. However, the Matildas 18-year-old keeper managed to get deny the Kiwis first cross, and then backed up again minutes later. Davey then pulled off a third massive save when a slip at the back of the Matildas defensive line put Gregorius into open space. It was the Matildas who opened the scoring in Canberra through striker Michelle Heyman in the 41st minute. PANELNAME Basketball DBA LeagueMen, Semi-finals Tonight at Darwin Basketball Stadium:QualifyingEagles v Ansett at 6.15pm; EliminationTV Jets v Palmerston at 7.45pm. LeagueWomen, Semifinals Tonight at Darwin Basketball Stadium: EliminationUni Rebels v Lightning at 6.15pm;Qualifying TV Jets vAnsett at 7.45pm. Cricket Darwin andDistricts Tomorrow, Premier Grade, Rd 7: Palmerston v Darwin atWoodroffe; PINT v Tracy Village atMCG1; Sthn Districts v Nightcliff at Freds Pass. 90-overmatches, 11.30am-6pm. Greyhounds Darwin Tonight atWinnellie Park: Six-race TABmeeting, headlinedby the Bas HerlihyMemorial Dash (383m). Racing from7.39pm,with the last at 9.43pm. Horse Racing Darwin Tomorrowat Fannie Bay: Six-race TABmeeting, headlinedby the $18,000 QBECup (1200m). Racing from2.39pm,with the last at 5.39pm. Rugby League NTRLA-grade, Rd 11 Tonight at Richardson Park: Brothers v Nightcliff at 6.20pm; Palmerston v University at 8pm. Tomorrowat Richardson Park: South Darwin vKatherine at 7.30pm. Soccer NorZone Mens Division-1, Rd 10 Tonight at Darwin Football Stadium:NTCv Port Darwin (1) at 8pm. TomorrowatDarwin Football Stadium:DarwinOlympic v Uni Azzurri (1) at 5pm; Casuarina v Hellenic (1) at 7pm. Sunday at Gray Oval: Palmerston vMindil Aces at 5pm. Womens Division-1, Rd 9 Tomorrowat the Italian Club:Uni Azzurri v Casuarina at 4.30pm. Sunday at Freds Pass: Litchfield v DarwinOlympic at 3pm. Return of Friday night footy RUGBY LEAGUE ByGREGORMACTAGGART Quincy Tootoo-ulugia FRIDAY night football returns to the NTRL tonight with an A-grade doubleheader at Richardson Park. Traditional rivals Brothers and Nightcliff square-off at 6.20pm before the David and Goliath clash between unbeaten league leaders Palmerston and bottom side University from 8pm. On a weekend where the V8 Supercars round in Darwin will dominate the weekends sporting focus, the Friday scheduling could prove a masterstroke. NTRL general manager John Mitchell is hoping tonight proves a hit with local league fans. We had a Friday night double-header last season to mark Nightcliffs 50th year celebrations and it proved more successful than we expected, Mitchell said. These matches are the first two of three fixtures well play on a Friday night. University will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a match against Litchfield in August, and were also having a Monday night match in Round 13 between Brothers and South Darwin. Brothers and Nightcliff will field a number of players backing up from the Australian Affiliated States Championships last weekend. Just days after they were Territory teammates, playmakers Leon Rotumah (Brothers) and Quincy Tootoo-ulugia (Nightcliff) will face one another. The Brethren took the honours 26-0 when the sides met earlier this season, but expect a closer contest, especially if playing-coach Jesse Maclean continues his fine recent form. Palmerston will be the hottest of favourites to beat University, who have shown signs of improvement in the past few matches. The Raiders boast the competitions best attack, averaging 35.25 points per game, but they might be a bit rusty early having played their last match 20 days ago on May 26. Universitys season gained momentum with their 22-14 win over South Darwin in Round 8 and followed that up with a solid display against Nightcliff. South Darwin hosts Katherine in the other Round 11 match at Richardson Park tomorrow night at 7.30pm. Welch finds place with Boston Red Sox Alice Springs-born baseballer Stefan Welch has been signed by the Boston Red Sox Picture: SMP IMAGES BASEBALL ALICE Springs-born baseballer Stefan Welch is now a member of the world famous Boston Red Sox. The 24-year-old former Adelaide Bite star was traded to the storied franchise last week after spending the past season and a half in the Pittsburgh Pirates organisation. While it might be a little while before hes sharing the Fenway Park clubhouse with World Series heroes David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia, the move gives Welch a new lease of life after struggling for opportunities so far this year. The corner infielder has been assigned to the High-A Salem Red Sox, one of Bostons affiliates. Welch was the standout for Australia in the World Baseball Classic earlier this year, scoring the teams only two runs, including a big homer against Chinese Taipai. Despite taking that good form into the start of the American season, the lefthanded hitter was unable to keep it going a glut of similar players at the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A club Altoona limiting his playing time. Last year he hit .266, with five home-runs and 27 RBIs in 27 games for the Curve, but he couldnt get into a rhythm this season, hitting just .149. Welch is now with his third MLB organisation, having signed with the New York Mets in 2007 before joining the Pirates before the start of last season. TOMBIDDINGTON

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