Nomads ready for Tamworth

By Michael Morrissey (Armidale Express, 25/08/2006)
The New England Nomads will be looking to score a home ground Tamworth Australian Football League grand final this weekend by beating the Tamworth Swans in the major semi-final.

The Nomads will have to fight hard to secure a win against the minor premiers, who they haven’t beaten since the preliminary TAFL rounds.

But the New England side thinks they can do it according to Nomads publicity officer Jack Sartor.

“We’re going good,” Sartor said.

“We don’t have any major injuries and John Mahy’s still going to play despite shin splints.

“We’ve got a full list to choose from.”

According to Sartor Gus McKenzie will be making a return from injury after several weeks running the bench, while Glen Northway will fight through any injury worries to secure a start with the squad.

“We’ve got our other coach back, Brendan Nolan, who got us going at the start of the year,” Sartor added.

So far this season it’s one game apiece to both the Nomads and the Swans with the Swans still carrying the tailwind from the end of season success.

“When they beat us we were missing quite a few players,” Sartor said.

“We’re relatively confident, although I don’t think we can afford to play like we did during certain parts of our last two games.”

The Nomads will stick to the running style of game that worked so well for them against Gunnedah and Narrabri in the final two rounds.

“We want everyone to be exhausted at the end of the game,” Sartor said.

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