Against the Dogs, Against the Odds, Nomads Win at Home

On the 26th of May, the Nomads did battle with the Gunnedah bulldogs at home. And had a fairly convincing victory 14.9.93 to 9.16.70.

Avid fans of his work and (the whole Broken River oevre) will be pleased to hear that this weeke’s report is once again provided by the Maestro of Murchison, Mr Lachy Ewart.

There was a few late changes, with special mention going to Mitch Hariott decieding to play a lone game by himself in Gunnedah, whoops.

The boys stacked into the change rooms, with a belly full of hope only to exit quickly as Tommy Hunt was untimely blowing the dust from the boots almost suffocating majority of the side.

There was an eerie silence surrounding the ground before the bounce of the ball, the grand final rematch, the pressure and intensity would be on. The first quarter was a tight arm wrestle with the ball movement being highly pressured from both sides. Carps was at his scintillating best, leaving the bulldogs defenders on their ass and the crowd cheering on there feet. The nomads boys were able to find a little bit more space and hence lead by 9 points at quarter time. However no one could shake the feeling that the game was yet to reach its full potential and no one was going anywhere.

Tommy hunt charged onto the field to the applause of the packed house. Jeremy twinkle toes Bouchier and Nick locke had some kind of telepathy going as they continued to find space and trouble the opposition not to mention the countless clearance they shared.
Darcy Larrit and Hamish Morgan had traded the throw for the handball but seemed to be more focused on the girls on the grandstand then hitting a contest.
Harry Wakefield and Choc were leading our run from the back but lack of discipline in forward pressure and hitting targets continued to let the entire nomads outfit down.
At half time, Nomads led by 3 points only with the bulldogs unlucky not be in front after kicking 2.5 compared to the nomads 1.3.

Coach James and captain Mod had their words, the boys knew what lied ahead of them and were excited by the challenge.
Charlie Carson was proving slippery for the defenders as the big boys Andy and Connor were running the Gunnedah big boys all over the park, taking some rather impressive grabs.

Nick had noticed his girlfriend was in attendance and hence stepped up his performance which most of us thought impossible. The nomads boys were starting to find more space, however they only were to lead by 6 points at three quarter time. The boys jogged into the huddle with their heads up, knowing that they weren’t going to let this one slip.

James had issued his final wishes. The Nomads responded. Shem and Mod were looking silky with their ever clean forward entries.
Tommy Hunt continued to work, organizing the back line and thwarting any incoming threat. Harry and Frost were as cool as New England Monday morning breeze in defence. Exiting and running the ball out of our back half with class.

Hamish was dragged again with no shock to the crowd but then they saw the one and only Star man heading towards the goal square.
Before too long he’d have a shot at goal however distance issues proved his downfall. But for the nomads that would be the last disappointment as they rallied to a 23 point win. The bulldogs had run out of legs and Answers.

The song was sung with gusto, rumor has it choc could be heard in Tamworth.
The next challenge of the day would arguably the hardest, the Wicklow hotel. Where some boys would shine and some would fall.

A terrifically hard fought match, a real teams win. One all the boys should be proud of. Coach couldn’t be reached for a comment but if you give him a ring he will answer, NO MATTER WHAT.

The Nomads would like to thank the Gunnedah bulldogs for coming out.

Also the volunteers for their work and the junior boys who ran the boundary.

Next week we travel to Tamworth, to hopefully sing the song again

Final score:
Nomads 14-9, 93 defeated Bulldogs 9-16, 70.
Goal Kickers: D. Richards 4, B. Bloomfield 2, J. Bourchier 2, D. Larritt, C. Carson, C. Nest, N. Locke, E. Karpany, S. Bioletti
Best Players: J. Bourchier, H. Wakefield, D. Richards, C. Nest, A. Gray, B. Bloomfield\

Writer’s best which is a new segment this week. Goes to Sam Bioletti, his hands were crisp and he kept running all day.


Round 8 2018

Nomads def. Bulldogs
Q15232 3321
HT6541 5838
Q39761 71355
FT14993 91670


  • S. Bioletti,
  • B. Bloomfield,
  • J. Bourchier,
  • C. Carson,
  • L. Cudmore,
  • J. Frost,
  • A. Gray,
  • W. Hall,
  • T. Hunt,
  • E. Karpany,
  • D. Larritt,
  • N. Locke,
  • H. Morgan,
  • C. Nest,
  • L. Palmer,
  • L. Raymond,
  • D. Richards,
  • A. Shem,
  • S. Snowden,
  • H. Wakefield,
  • A. Walsh.


  • D. Richards (4),
  • B. Bloomfield (2),
  • J. Bourchier (2),
  • C. Carson,
  • C. Nest,
  • D. Larritt,
  • E. Karpany,
  • N. Locke,
  • S. Bioletti.

Award winners:

  • J. Bourchier (Players' Player),
  • N. Locke (Coach's),
  • H. Wakefield (President's),
  • D. Larritt (Captain's),
  • A. Shem (Meehan's Plumbing Services').

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