Round 8 Match Report
NT Thunder 3.4 8.7 13.10 15.17.107
Southport 4.1 4.3 6.5 10.5.65
Saturday’s game against NT Thunder was played in front of some premiership heroes of yesteryear, but they must have been disappointed with what they witnessed.
A good first quarter set up a 3 point quarter time lead, but we lost Brady Egan at the 10-minute mark when he was knocked out cold. We struggled to contain NT gun Cameron Ilett after this point.
The next 2 quarters saw some of our worst football of the season. We conceded 10 goals and only managed 2 ourselves. Hamish Shepheard came off with a shoulder injury which just added salt to the wounds.
Straight kicking in junk time made the scoreboard look better but the game was effectively over in three-quarters.
Tom Thynne did the job on Ben Rioli, Jack Anthony kept gun forward Darren Ewing goalless and debutant Dylan Lancaster had a great day, kicking 2 goals. The midfielders worked hard but we just didn’t have enough winners on the day.
WithareplayofthegameonNITVtonight, I am sure the playing group will be ready to respond with a ruthless performance against Redland this week at home.
Jarrod Field GM –Football Operations