Nomads back amongst the winners

After two losses in a row, the Nomads, helped by the return of a number of key players, returned to form against the Roos at the Bellevue on Saturday. It was a big turnaround from the week before against the Saints when the Nomads started with 17 players and finished with 14 and lost badly. David “Modra” Richards kicked 3 goals (and set up many others), while Clarrie Barker in the midfield and Wulu Hall on the half-back flank dominated. The twin towers of Callum O’Loughlin and Conor Nest dominated in the air all day and the ever-reliable Tom Hunt saved numerous goals with his thoughtful defensive work. Luke Rambo Raymond worked hard all day and gained lots of possessions despite a heavy tag. Junior, Dylan Moore, was a revelation with his hard tackling and attack upon the ball. The final scores were 14.13.97 to 8.11.59.

For the first time in quite a while the Nomads had 4 players on the bench with Harrison Munday making his debut. It was an extremely windy day with a gale blowing from the west. It was clear that markign would be difficult and that the ball would spend much of its time (insofar as the sherrin has time) on the Albies side of the ground.

The Nomads kicked to the grandstand end and were playing well. The Roos however were playing a good brand of football as well and it was clear right from the start that this would be a close contest. Tom Hunt and James Treweeke were doing well in the backline against the Roos’ big forwards, preventing aerial dominance while Brady McDonald and Tom Moscou mopped up the ground-balls. Brady’s delivery into the midfield was a sight to see. Wulu Hall was busily up to his usual tricks of running the ball into the forward line. At the end fo the first quarter the scores were Nomads 4.4.28 to the Roos 3.2.20.

In the second quarter the Nomads kicked to the Uralla end and soon scored. Modra was able to elude the defence of the Roos and managed to find himself out the back of the play a number of times. Clarrie back from Sydney was able, despite the wind, to take strong grabs. At half time the game was evenly poised with the Nomads have a 7 point lead, the scores being the Nomads 6.7.43 to the Roos 5.6.36.

The Nomads started playing more cohesive football and began gelling as a unit in the 3rd quarter but the Roos were not going to give up. A number of times in this quarter the Roos looked to be heading for an easy goal only to find Tom Hunt taking a mark in the last line of defence. Scores at the final change were 10.11.71 to 8.8.56.

In the final quarter the Nomads ran away with and the backline, in particular were brilliant only conceding 3 points. In one memorable passage the ball went through two hands starting with Choco to end in an end to end goal in 10 seconds. In the dying minutes of the quarter, the man from Beachport Liquid Minerals, Steve O, took a strong mark in the goal square and kicked truly, providing ammunition for his claim to really be a forward!

It was a good win against a spirited opposition. The awards were as follows:

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Players’ Player Award – Clarrie Barker
President’s Award – Wulu Hall
Coach’s Award – Callum O’Loughlin
Captain’s Award – Dylan Moore
Meehan’s Plumbing Award – Luke Raymond.

Round 11 2019

Nomads def. Roos
 GBP GBP
Q14428 3220
HT6743 5636
Q3101171 8856
FT141397 81159

Team:

  • C. Barker,
  • N. Buckland,
  • V. Chakalisa,
  • L. Cudmore,
  • E. D’Gluyas,
  • I. Graham,
  • W. Hall,
  • T. Hunt,
  • B. McDonald,
  • D. Moore,
  • T. Moscou,
  • H. Munday,
  • H. Munday,
  • C. Nest,
  • C. O’Loughlin,
  • S. Ogilvie,
  • J. Petrascu,
  • L. Raymond,
  • D. Richards,
  • A. See,
  • J. Treweeke,
  • A. Walsh.

Goalscorers:

  • D. Richards (3),
  • C. Barker (2),
  • C. Nest (2),
  • D. Moore (2),
  • I. Graham (2),
  • A. See,
  • L. Cudmore,
  • S. Ogilvie.

Award winners:

  • C.Barker (Players' Player),
  • C. O’Loughlin (Coach's),
  • W. Hall (President's),
  • D. Moore (Captain's),
  • L. Raymond (Meehan's Plumbing Services').

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