Nomads win at Number One Oval

The Nomads defeated the Tamworth Swans by 99 points. The final scores were 21.17.143 to 6.8.44. For the detailed and fact-filled discussion by Lachy Ewart, read below.

On the 3rd of June the Armidale Nomads travelled down to Tamworth to play against the Swans.
There was a quiet and reserved group gathered at the change rooms before travelling, no doubt due to the cold.
However after a stop at the Uralla Servo for some breakfasts of champs, the engines were fuelled and ready to go.


The first quarter saw Armidale kicking against the wind, the swans came out with an intense pressure. The nomads replied and with Karps on fire early it was difficult to see the breeze having any effect.
The boys came into quarter time with their heads up, up for the physical challenge the swans were bringing and up on the scoreboard
6/3, 39 played 2/2, 14.

The New comer Timmy was proving to be excellent over head down back and with Connor doing his usual efforts above head, the Swans were struggling to penetrate. The nomads were having no such issue as Quail was doing his part to push the lead along.
Harry Wakefield went down with a back injury and left a hole in our back running. However the nomads kept grinding, leading 9/7, 61 to the hosts 4/5, 29.

Frost was at his best with the run off the half back, despite his Friday nights activity. Once again the Riverina boys of Jeremy Bouchier and Nick Lock up your daughters Locke proved to be a class above.
Star kicked a sitter from his office, the goal square.
The nomads started to press their running strength on the larger Tamworth oval with Alex Shem and Charles Carson pressing the ball wherever possible.

The nomads were kicking with the breeze. Mod proved why he is so respected on the field, with his feet and silky traffic management leaving the Tamworth defenders even applauding.
Rambo was tougher than ever and providing excellent forward entry.
A rare smile appeared on the face of the Coach James, as the nomads started to take flight putting two wins together and strengthening claims to play September football.
The song was sung all the way back to Armidale as the ‘social committee’ partied into the early hours.

A big thank you for Tamworth Swans for hosting us. We have the league bye (long weekend) next before playing Moore at home.

Round 9 2018

Swans def. by Nomads
Q12214 6339
HT4529 9761
Q35737 1614110
FT6844 2117143


  • S. Bioletti,
  • J. Bourchier,
  • R. Brawne,
  • C. Carson,
  • L. Cudmore,
  • L. Ewart,
  • J. Frost,
  • M. Harriot,
  • E. Karpany,
  • N. Locke,
  • T. McDermott,
  • H. Morgan,
  • C. Nest,
  • N. Piper,
  • A. Quail,
  • L. Raymond,
  • D. Richards,
  • A. Shem,
  • S. Snowden,
  • H. Wakefield,
  • A. Walsh.


  • A. Quail (5),
  • E. Karpany (3),
  • D. Richards (2),
  • L. Raymond (2),
  • N. Locke (2),
  • A. Walsh,
  • C. Carson,
  • H. Morgan,
  • J. Bourchier,
  • J. Frost,
  • N. Piper,
  • T. McDermott.

Award winners:

  • C. Nest (Players' Player),
  • E. Karpany (Coach's),
  • N. Locke (President's),
  • A. Quail (Captain's),
  • T. McDermott (Meehan's Plumbing Services').

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