Nomads win comfortably out at Moree

The New England Nomads had a comfortable win on the new look Moree oval at the showgrounds. If the kicking had been a little more accurate, then the win might have been more than comfortable. Anqus Quail kicked 7, Josh Croft 4 (including an inside out banana soccered off the ground) and Modra kicked 3. Andy Gray in the ruck dominated all day, combining well in the middle with Luke “Rambo” Raymond (whose left foot would have been worn out by the end of the day). Wulu Hall was unstoppable off the half back flank while Morgan Dunn and Conor Nest both had a feast in their respective positions. The game was also notable for it being the first game for our hard-working treasurer Andrew Corbett. The final score was 16.22.118 to 5.6.36.

The Nomads arrived at the new Moree ground at the show-grounds early much to some of the younger Nomads’ chagrin. The Nomads began kicking to the southern end and immediately started hitting the scoreboard – alhtough mainly behinds. Modra was killing it in the middle and hitting Quaily with lightning passes. Dr Quaalude had an excellent opponent but his hard leading and the quality of the delivery meant that he was able to mark. Morgan Dunn was doing well out on the far wing while Rambo was cutting it up in the middle. By the end of the quarter the Nomads had scored 4 major leading 4.6.30 to 0.2.2.

In the second quarter the Nomads started to press home their running game and strong marking. Twin towers Conor Nest and Andy Gray really dominated in this quarter: Conor Nest was marking everything that came his way in the backline and Andy Gray was winning all the rucks. Coach Treweeke was also plucking them out of the air on the few occasions The Sherrin dared to venture into the Subns’ forward line. Unfortunately Dr Quaalude caught a case of GKY (the-goal-kicking-yips) in this quarter kicking something like 1.7. At the end of the quarter the scores were 7.16.58 to 0.4.4.

In the third quarter the Nomads continued on their merry way. However, there were a couple of seruious injuries. Liam “Smiley’ Cudmore suffered a head clash and came up with a lump on his head the size of a squash ball and he was duly dispatched to the hospital by ambulance just to ensure there was no serious damage. Conor Nest also landed heavily and then played no further part in the game after banging his head. At the last change the scores were 11.22 (yes 11.22) 88 to 0.5.5.

Coach Treweeke’s main instruction at the final break was not to keep the Suns scoreless. And the Suns immediately went out and scored – to be honest their kicking had been poor up until that point and they finally put their gaol kicking boots on. The Nomads did not bother the flags until Josh Croft came through with a very quick triplet of goals.

Overall it was a good team effort against a valiant opposition.

Players player Andy Gray
Coach’s award – Angus Quail
President’s award Conor Nest
Meehans Plumbing’s Award – Luke Raymond
Captain’s award – Josh Croft

Round 7 2019

Suns def. by Nomads
 GBP GBP
Q1022 4630
HT044 71658
Q3055 112288
FT5636 1622118

Team:

  • M. Baillie,
  • N. Buckland,
  • A. Corbett,
  • J. Croft,
  • L. Cudmore,
  • E. D’Gluyas,
  • M. Dunn,
  • J. Frost,
  • J. Grant,
  • A. Gray,
  • W. Hall,
  • M. Harriot,
  • B. McDonald,
  • D. Moore,
  • C. Nest,
  • A. Quail,
  • L. Raymond,
  • D. Richards,
  • A. See,
  • R. Swann,
  • J. Treweeke,
  • A. Walsh.

Goalscorers:

  • A. Quail (7),
  • J. Croft (4),
  • D. Richards (3),
  • L. Cudmore,
  • M. Baillie.

Award winners:

  • A. Gray (Players' Player),
  • A. Quail (Coach's),
  • C. Nest (President's),
  • J. Croft (Captain's),
  • L. Raymond (Meehan's Plumbing Services').

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