Round 8: Nomads slip to defeat

After cruising through their last couple of matches against the teams at the wrong end of the TAFL ladder, the Nomads received a reality check on Saturday, losing 10.10 (70) to the Tamworth Swans 13.11 (89).

The Swans rushed out to a 26 point lead during the first quarter, and despite a third quarter rally that reduced the gap to 10, the Nomads were unable to get back on terms.

The slow start, missed opportunities and untimely turnovers that resulted from bad choices and poor execution, meant the Nomads were always struggling against a very good, hard-running Swans side. The game is so much harder when the opposition is putting you under pressure, which had not been the case in some other recent matches.

There were some bright points for the Nomads, notably the display of new boy Mark Handley and the continued good form of the defensive players; Dylan Munyard, Rich Malone, Mark Curran and Rhys O’Brien in particular.

Next week there is a bye, with a large group of Nomads participating in the Northern University Games in Queensland, followed by an away game at Muswellbrook on July 8. With the student absences, it is a concern that the disrupted preparations for the Cats game may not overcome the deficiencies that were apparent against the Swans.

Goal kickers for the Nomads were: Matt Maxwell (2); Sol Hanks (2); Mark Handley (2); Jack Sartor; Ben Page; Anthony Reid, and John Mahy.

The six named best players for the Nomads were Dylan Munyard; Richard Malone; Rhys O’Brien; Mark Handley; Mark Curran, and Jack Sartor.

The Player’s Player for this round was Dylan Munyard, while Mark Curran picked up the Red Rooster Endeavour award, the reverse of last week’s results.

2 Responses to “Round 8: Nomads slip to defeat”

  1. Team Gonad Says:

    Insipid!!!!!!!!!

  2. Ron Says:

    Insipid? The report or the performance?

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