Nomads valiant in defeat at Wolseley Oval

The New England Nomads have suffered their third defeat of the season against a skilful Dogs team. The scoreboard doesn’t really tell the story since the game was close until the last ten minutes. The Nomads, with only one on the bench, basically ran out of legs. David “Modra” Richards kicked 4 and Josh Croft 3. The match also saw the welcome return of three of the Nomads’ favourite sons, in Clarrie Barker, Tom Hunt and the man from Beachport Liquid Minerals, Steve Ogilvie. All played well as did Morgan Dunn, Hamish Morgan and Wulu Hall. (It was also the X-Man, Xavier Walsh’s first game). The final scores were Gunnedah 16.19.115 to the Nomads 11.12.78.

This important match against the undefeated Dogs unfortunately was scheduled right in the middle of the university holidays, which meant a number of players were away and hence the Nomads arrived at Wolseley Oval with only 19 players. The Nomads started strongly kicking to the highway end. But the Dogs soon came back and by the end of the quarter were 11 points up, the scores being Gunnedagh 5.6.36 to the Nomads 4.1.25.

The second quarter saw the Dogs attacking strongly and the Nomads backline led by Tom Hunt, Frosty and Wulu Hall, were able to hold on. At half time the scores were close with the Dogs leading 7.11.53 to 7.6.48.

In the third quarter the close battle continued. Junior Dylan Moore was brilliant in this quarter throwing himself into contests with players twice his size and weight. The score at the final change was 11.14.80 to 10.9.69.

The last quarter was disappointing with the Dogs running away with it. The Dogs were more determined but the Nomads’ cause was not helped by having no bench by the last quarter. But the Nomads showed they are capable of mixing it with the competition leaders and the form of many of the younger players was pleasing indeed.

Players’ Player – T. Hunt
Coach’s award – M. Dunn
President’s award – W.Hall
Captain – C.Barker
Meehans’ Plumbing Award – J. Petrascu

Round 9 2019

Bulldogs def. Nomads
 GBP GBP
Q15636 4125
HT71153 7648
Q3111480 10969
FT1619115 111278

Team:

  • C. Barker,
  • N. Buckland,
  • V. Chakalisa,
  • J. Croft,
  • M. Dunn,
  • J. Frost,
  • W. Hall,
  • T. Hunt,
  • B. McDonald,
  • D. Moore,
  • H. Morgan,
  • S. Ogilvie,
  • J. Petrascu,
  • L. Raymond,
  • D. Richards,
  • A. See,
  • J. Treweeke,
  • A. Walsh,
  • X. Walsh.

Goalscorers:

  • D. Richards (4),
  • J. Croft (3),
  • C. Barker (2),
  • M. Dunn.

Award winners:

  • T. Hunt (Players' Player),
  • M. Dunn (Coach's),
  • W. Hall (President's),
  • C. Barker (Captain's),
  • J. Petrascu (Meehan's Plumbing Services').

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