Territory Stories

Sunday Territorian 21 Nov 2021

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Title

Sunday Territorian 21 Nov 2021

Collection

Sunday Territorian; NewspaperNT

Date

2021-11-21

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/856292

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/856388

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021 SPORT 45 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA WARATAH shook off the rust to give Nick Gooch a 100th NTFL game to remember with a dominant 21.14 (140) to 6.6 (42) win over the Tiwi Bombers at TIO Stadium. It was the first game back for the Tahs after an unplanned two-week break missing one round due to Covid lockout and the next due to dangerous weather. However, their midfield supply train led by Rob Turnbull and Brodie Carroll were once again on song on Saturday. A long thumping goal from key recruit Jayden Magro broke the deadlock early on, but the Bombers were quick to return through Chris Moreen. Tiwi yet to win this season kept in the contest through the early stages but giving away a penalty in a scuffle seemed to take the wind out of their sails. Tahs piled on the scores with Harrison Kitschke among the multiple goal scorers, while Turnbull also contributed one from long range. Tiwi entered the second quarter with plenty of urgency hitting tackles and applying pressure and was rewarded with a quick goal for John Dominic McLennan. However, Waratah got back into the game with 50-metre penalties. Veteran Abe Ankers showed his class clearing the ball time after time, picking up goals and being a menace in the midfield. But the goal that got the biggest plaudits from the red and whites was that of Gooch, who had been moved forward to commemorate his milestone and kick a goal that all but sealed the win. Ive been asking to go forward for about four years but they havent let me so it was nice to go forward and actually get one and all the boys getting around me made it special, Gooch said. It was a good win. Weve been tracking all right so far, Tiwi put in a valiant effort but for us it was just good to get the win. Weve had a couple of weeks off which gave us time to work on our structures and we just stuck with them all the way through the four quarters, which is why we came away with the result. Playing 100 games with the club is a fair honour. Theres been a lot of good players at this club for me the goal is winning the flag, so theres better things to come. Usual Tiwi performers Brendan Kantilla and Kim Kantilla had their sparks, while Dion Munkara had his moments of magic. Tahs help Gooch celebrate ton with big win NATHANIEL CHAMBERS BIG WINNELLIE NIGHT LOOMS FOR FERNS AND HIS KENNEL ONE of if not the most experienced trainers at Winnellie Park in Graeme Ferns continues to have his share of winners at the home of greyhound racing. He is fast approaching 50 winners for the calendar season, which is a terrific effort. Tonight he has four runners competing and all look to have claims, including top-class sprinter Take no Chances in race three. She takes on the open sprinters but from her suitable box draw is the one they all have to beat. In race seven, he has Tears to Glory ideally drawn out in box eight, while to finish the night both Capital Kay and Thunder Kick look to be major players. Earlier in the night, the promising Aunt Bee can start the night off well for Ron Phillips, while later in the evening her brother Coco Sun stretches out to 383 metres for the first time and he will prove hard to toss. On a really competitive eightrace card there are a number of other greyhounds that need following and they include Buddy Beauty and Manawata. First race is at 6.46pm. WANDERERS MANAGE TO KEEP CROCS AT BAY WANDERERS maintained its top-three status after toppling an extremely competitive Southern Districts at Marrara on Saturday. On the back of a solid defence and quick-silver midfield, the muk muks recorded a 17.13 (115) to 15.11 (101) victory. Both defences worked overtime early in the game, and it took until the nine-minute mark before Districts forward Jonathon Ross was paid a warranted high tackle and he goaled. That was immediately countered when big Eagle forward Edward Simpson marked 55m out and booted his sides opener and Marcus Totham, who was on fire through the midfield, added a second for Wanderers a minute later. Successive goals by Josiah Farrer gave Districts an advantage at the first break but the lead would have been greater if three set shots from key forward Leigh Williams had been accurate. A neat snap by Simpson opened the second-term scoring in favour of the Muk Muks but a cool six-pointer from Michael Bowden evened the ledger. The leg speed of Totham, Beau OConnell, Keelan Fejo and Lloyd Johnston, together with the marking power of big forwards Simpson and Darren Shillabeer, delivered Wanderers the lead at the long break. A goal by Croc goal-sneak Beau Schwarze opened proceedings in the third but the Eagles rallied, and although wasteful, extended their lead going into the last. A mark and goal by OConnell extended Wanderers lead in the fourth and although Districts refused to lie down, they were always playing catch-up footy. Muk Muk midfielder Totham wasnt surprised that Districts ran hard all game. We expected Districts to play much better than the last time we met, and they certainly did, he said. But we are a solid group and play for each other and we also ran out the game which is what we pride ourselves on. WANDERERS 2.2 8.4 13.10 17.13 (115) STH DISTRICTS 3.4 6.7 9.10 15.11 (101) GOALS Wanderers: E Simpson 4 K Fejo 3 D Shillabeer 3 M Totham 2 J Erlandson J Tipiloura J Priest B OConnell D Clee Sth Districts: B Schwarze 4 J McQueen 3 J Ross 3 J Farrer 2 M Bowden M Duffy L Williams BEST Wanderers: M Totham B New man B OConnell L Johnston J Erlandson Sth Districts: M Bowden C McAdam P Gallow J McQueen B Schwarze Southern Districts Dean Staunton launches h imself at Wanderers Braedon McLean at TIO Stadium. Picture: Julianne Osborne IAN BUTTERWORTH TABLE toppers Nightcliff Tigers upped the pressure to maintain their winning ways and see off Darwin Buffaloes with a 17.13 (115) to 7.6 (48) win at TIO Stadium on Saturday night. Nightcliff had the upper hand from the off with the ball quickly finding its way to Trent Melville, who finished off a goal within the first minute of play. Conversely the Buffaloes were constantly on the back foot with little room on the ball against the strong pressure game of the Tigers. The reigning premiers took advantage with Kyle Emery kicking one through off the ground, while captain Phil Wills drilled one in from the 50. The double blues didnt find their way on to the scoreboard until pretty late in the quarter as Luke Roberts nailed one. The Tigers kept the momentum up as time went on with their big-name players such as Brodie Filo and Ryan Nyhuis asserting some dominance in the midfield. But the Buffaloes werent quite ready to lie down at that stage and some classy play from Lachlan McKenzie saw the ball move forward. The experience of Adam Sambono and Charlie Sharples also showed and they were able to create some goals including a double from Gareth Remfrey. But just as some parity was beginning to return the Tigers kicked it up another gear with Emery and Melville able to rack up the goals. The boys worked really hard to get that push throughout the game and we did that so big tick there, Wills said. We matched them pretty well where we needed to. Everyone down the back was awesome to keep them to just seven goals and then up front we had Melville kicking goals. Nightcliff far too strong for Buffs MILOS Ninkovic pulled all the usual strings, but the opening A-League Sydney derby of the season produced a royal tussle in Parramatta that neither side could breach on Saturday. For all their dominance Sydney FC failed to break the deadlock, while Western Sydney was lucky to begin the season with a stalemate. The elusive goal never came, though Max Burgess came close for the Sky Blues 15 minutes remaining on the clock. Derby deadlock Trent Melville. PREMIERS CRUISE HOME NO GOALS IN SYDNEY


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