Nomads post Second win of the Year

A mixture of new players and old faithfuls helped the Nomads to their second win of the year, this time against the Tamworth Kangaroos. The backline, led by Coach Tom Hunt, Shane Snowden, Wulu Hall, Steve Wilson and Paddy Tobias were rock solid while up forward the South Australian dynamos, David “Rampaging” Richards and Ethan Karpany, kicked 4 goals apiece. Other standouts were Luke “Rambo” Raymond, Velani Chakalisa and Jesse Petracsu. Final scores were 12.10.82 to 7.5.47.

The weather was perfect for football when the Nomads arrived at the customary time of 12.30. There had been bit of a scramble to field a full side but by Saturday morning there was an almost full complement of 21. Modra won the toss and kicked to the Uralla end as is his want. The backs and midfields were controlling play with Tim Keys in the ruck winning knockouts and combining well with Rambo and Jez Ratcliffe. The back 6 were especially strong with Paddy leading the way. Unfortunately the forwards could not capitalise on their opportunities and the ball came out too easily. Thus at the first change the scores were 2.1.13 to 0.1.1.

The second quarter saw the Nomads continue to dominate play around the ground. Paddy Tobias was especially fierce in his attack on the ball as were Rambo, Wulu and Snowy. Modra was able to weave some of his magic in this quarter and Steve Wilson, a right footer, nonchalantly kicked a left foot goal from 40 metres out (as if he does it all the time). By half time the scores were 4.4.28 to 1.5.11.

It was clear the Nomads would need to put some pressure on the scoreboard. At this point Coach Hunt pulled out the Ron-Barrassi-special-move and sent Karps into the goal square as a small leading full forward. This was an inspired move as Karps did not let him down. In the third quarter the Nomads kicked 5 goals to be 31 points up at the final change.

In the final quarter the Nomads pushed on and ended up winning by 35 points. The margin was whittled away by three Roo-goals in the final 5 minutes when the game was all but over.

The side is coming together. It must be said that the Roos were understrength so not too much should be taken from this win but nonetheless it is pleasing to see the way the team is developing and beginning to gell. It will be very interesting to see what the next few weeks brings. But now it is Easter time and the Brendo’s siren will be silent this weekend and will have to wait a few weeks before it gets an outing again.

Round 2 2017

Nomads def. Roos
 GBP GBP
Q12113 011
HT4428 1511
Q39660 4529
FT121082 7547

Team:

  • V. Chakalisa,
  • L. Cudmore,
  • D. Gorry,
  • W. Hall,
  • M. Harriot,
  • T. Hunt,
  • E. Karpany,
  • T. Keys,
  • S. Macdonald,
  • P. O'Connell,
  • J. Petrascu,
  • T. Phillips,
  • J. Ratcliffe,
  • L. Raymond,
  • D. Richards,
  • S. Snowden,
  • O. Temoso,
  • P. Tobias,
  • M. Walker,
  • A. Walsh,
  • T. Walsh,
  • S. Wilson.

Goalscorers:

  • D. Richards (4),
  • E. Karpany (4),
  • A. Walsh,
  • O. Temoso,
  • S. Wilson,
  • T. Phillips,
  • T. Walsh.

Award winners:

  • E. Karpany (Players' Player),
  • P. Tobias (Coach's),
  • D. Richards (President's),
  • W. Hall (Captain's),
  • S. Snowden (Meehan's Plumbing Services').

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