Nomads demolish Inverell

By Siobhan McCarthy (Armidale Express, 21/08/2013)
The New England Nomads secured their berth in the Tamworth AFL grand final after their crushing defeat of the Inverell Saints 16.16 (112) to 2.4 (16).

With a home final now secured for the Nomads their coach Tom Granleese said nothing would change in the lead up to the August 31 final.

“I think the big trap is thinking you need to do something different so we will keep it pretty constant this week.

“You are not going to get any fitter and we had a light session earlier in the week before putting them through their paces tomorrow and Saturday.”

While the side is gearing up to play at home in a grand final for the first time since 2006, Granleese said his side’s win was convincing. “I thought they [Inverell] would have got closer to us,” he said.

“Once we clicked into gear late in the first quarter we were just head and shoulders above them.”

The Nomads secured their second consecutive minor premiership but Granleese said there was still a sense of achievement defeating Inverell to score the home final.

“The atmosphere in the change rooms after the game was a real sense of achievement,” he said.

” I don’t think anyone in the club is cocky,  just all very confident and they were very happy with how they worked together and everyone is just enjoying their football.”

In the other semi-final of the Tamworth competition the Tamworth Kangaroos defeated the Muswellbrook Cats by a five goal margin.

The Kangaroos and the Saints will head to battle this weekend in an attempt to face the Nomads in the Tamworth AFL grand final.

The Nomads have been almost unstoppable this year and were only defeated once in this year’s competition.

The side went down to the Tamworth Kangaroos in round nine  of the 2013 competition.

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One Response to “Nomads demolish Inverell”

  1. Brendan Nolan Says:


    Jack Hamilton,many years ago, was the president of the Victorian Football League. He was often called upon to address teams who were about to play in a grand final. He would always say the same thing to the players.
    “When you run out onto the ground in a grand final, have a look at the score board. The score board will read, zero for you and zero for the other team. So it doesn’t matter what you have done during the year, the grand final depends on what you do in the next two hours of play.”

    This situation applies to you now.

    All the very best. I would love to be with you. Brendan Nolan

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