Nomads out to cage Bulldogs

By Darren Benfield (Armidale Express, 15/06/2011)
The last game of Tamworth AFL’s round six sees the New England Nomads travel down to ‘the Kennel’ to take on the Gunnedah Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have been good this year with limited numbers.

They won last time out against the Cats, but they didn’t stamp their mark on the game.

Their best advantage here is that they are at home and they have big Sammy Naismith.

Naismith has just got better and better with each year since his breakthrough year in 2009 when he was a joint winner in the Tony Gillies Medal.

The Nomads big Sudanese ruckman, Omphile Temoso, has also improved since his debut and this will be an interesting battle.

His experience might give Naismith the edge in and around the ruck Temoso.

The Nomads didn’t have their best team on the ground last week and they will need to have their best to go up against the Bulldogs because they defend their ‘Kennel’ very fiercely.

If the Nomads Pearce boys- Hamish and Darby, Dave Richards and Matty Bourke can deliver the ball to Weston Whitby then it will be all over for the Bulldogs before it begins.

So that’s the answer for the Bulldogs, control the ball out of the centre bounces to restrict the amount of ball Whitby gets.

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