Round 11: Tide goes with Saints

In foul weather conditions the Inverell Saints came into town and sailed away with the points.

The Nomads struggled throughout, doing their scoring in bursts to keep coming back into contention until 10 minutes from the end of the third quarter. At that point the score was level at 49-all. Unfortunately, that was the highpoint for the Nomads and they failed to trouble the scorer again, finally going down 12.13 (85) to 7.7 (49).

The TAFL draw has been unkind to the Nomads this season, giving them fixtures against the top teams during this university break. However, this should not be used as an excuse for some pretty poor performances. There are 25 minutes to a quarter and four quarters to a match. Hopefully the Nomads will get back to playing for something approaching 100 minutes soon.

The wet weather suited the Saints crumbing style, with plenty of contests on the floor, and they made good use of their physical presence to dominate large chunks of the game.

Weston Whitby had another good game, kicking two goals and taking the Nomads’ Mark of the Week, but there were few other creative options for the Nomads and the Saints were able to concentrate on shutting him down.

Whitby, Matt Maxwell (Player’s Player award winner), Tom Hunt (Red Rooster Endeavour award winner), Mark Curran, Rhys O’Brien and Sol Hanks were listed as the the top performers for the Nomads.

Goal scorers for the Nomads were Weston Whitby (2), Brendan Meehan, Adrian Walsh, Ben Page, Sol Hanks and Rhys Whitby.

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