Old heads to lead the charge

By Siobhan McCarthy (Armidale Express, 21/06/2013)
Almost 20 regular faces of the Nomads line-up will be missing when they face the Kangaroos tomorrow, but coach Tom Granleese said they have plenty of players to fill their shoes.

“We are pretty short staffed,” he said.”We will still field a full strength team and it shows we have the depth in the club which is what you need to get in on the finals action.” 

The Nomads remain undefeated and will hit the field against the third-place Kangaroos without the likes of David Richards, Johnathon Frost and Zac Economou.

“A couple of the club’s stalwarts will play, including our president Ben Page and it is shaping up to be a good team,” Granleese said. Tomorrow’s clash will also see a new addition to the Nomads line up take to the field for the first time. “Tim Snelling from Killarny Vale will play his first game, and we are excited to see him run around,” Granleese said.

“He is a solid player and aggressive at the ball.”

Despite some key absences in line up, Granleese said the Nomads would be sticking to their game plan that has seen them dominate this year’s competition.

“We don’t like to change too much and focus on our run and carry out of defence and use our forward line, who between a few of them have scored 75 goals this season,” he said.

The Nomads are yet to lose a game this season.

They head into tomorrow’s clash at Bellevue following their convincing win over the Muswellbrook Cats.

It was the first time the Nomads played the Cats and their 23.15 (153) to 4.7 (31) win confirmed their dominance of this year’s Tamworth AFL competition.

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