Preliminary Final Loss (a very belated report) for the Men’s team

The New England Nomads season ended prematurely in the preliminary final losing by 4 points to the Gunnedah Bulldog. There was a chance of a goal after the siren but unfortunately Snowy was way too far out, It was a brave effort by the Nomads who were short because of uni holidays. Only having one on the bench did not help the cause inmates what were very hot conditions. Best for the Nomads was Angus Quail in what was a standout performance. Goalscorers were A. Quail (3), D. Richards (2), N. Locke (2), L. Cudmore, W. Gardner

The final score was Gunnedah Bulldogs 10.11 (71) to the Nomads’ 9.13.(67).

The first quarter saw the Nomads kicking easterly. The Dogs got away from the Nomads with the long kicking speed on the wings on their home ground. At the end of the first quarter the scores were 4.5.29 to 1.4.10.

The second quarter saw the Nomads start to control the tempo of the game but their kicking was poor. Nick Locke and Harry Wakefield were brilliant in this quarter. At half-time the score was 6.8.44 to 3.7.25.

In the third quarter the Nomads continued to improve and kicked 3 goals to the Dogs’ single 6-pointer. Tom Hunt was dominant at centre half back and the Nomads shut down the Dogs. At the final change the scores were 7.10.52 to 6.11.47.

The final quarter saw the game seesaw back and forth. There was a chance right at the end for the Nomadss to win after the siren but the shot was more than 50 metres out.

The Award winners for the Nomads were :A. Quail (Players’ Player), H. Wakefield (Coach’s), L. Raymond (President’s), T. Hunt (Captain’s), N. Locke (Meehan’s Plumbing Services’).

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