Nomads defeat Roos in wind-affected encounter

From the Armidale Express, 21/05/2007
The New England Nomads retain second place on the TAFL ladder after a win over the Tamworth Kangaroos on Saturday.

The Nomads took out the game 10-19-79 to 8-10-58 in a wind-affected match at Bellevue Oval.

Nomads coach Adrian Walsh was happy with his side’s victory, but said the game should have been finished off earlier.

“In the second quarter there we should have had the game sewn up but we couldn’t kick straight from set shots.

“The early part of the game was flawed a bit by the wind, and the people had trouble with it and the kicking and so on was pretty bad.

“The team did play well though, they came hard at the ball, they just had trouble finishing things off, 10-19 isn’t a very good shooting ratio.”

Walsh named a number of newcomers to his team as the standout players in the match.

“Hamish Robertson and Matt Bouffler have only just played their second game for us, but both of them played well.

“Matt controlled the centre and kept an eye on the way the ball was flowing, and Robbo did a lot of hard work in the back line.

“Andrew Harvey, a first gamer, also played wel in the back line.”

The Nomads’ attentions now turn to their away game next week in Muswellbrook, in which they have no new injury concerns.

“They’ll always be hard to play down there, they always play well at home,” Walsh said.

“Mark Handley is still out though, we won’t have him back and it will be a few more weeks before he is back.

“Richie Malone is playing there instead, and doing a good job. He’s usually a back, but he kicked five goals against the Roos, and if he had kicked straighter he would have had a few more, too.

“He led well, but his kicking let him down a little bit,” Walsh said.

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One Response to “Nomads defeat Roos in wind-affected encounter”

  1. MATT DEANS Says:

    G’day was just trying to get a hold of some contact numbers for the club. I’ve called Jack Sartor to learn he’s no longer in Armidale, as I wouldn’t mind meeting up with coaches and players throughout the year to do match preview interviews. A contact list for the Nomads would be great.

    Regards Matt Deans, NBN News, Tamworth.

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