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Crocs To Grand Final – Look Out Tigers!

Australia
Next Saturday the NTFL Premier League season will come to a close when the Southern Districts Crocs attempt to retain their title and win back to back flags. Their demolition of the Tiwi Bombers last night at TIO Stadium saw them back into another big dance with a chance to seek their fourth flag.

Just last weekend, the Tigers trounced the Bombers to advance to the grand final. They looked a shade better than the rest. But Southern Districts have sounded an ominous warning to the Tigers after a blistering second half against the Bombers – they have told the Tigers outright that to win the flag you have to beat us.

After a tight first term, the Crocs got a little break on the Bombers by half time – a five goal break and a big rescue mission for the Bombers if they wanted to get back in the game. The 31-point deficit for the Bombers was significant, but not insurmountable.
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Heartstopper at Marvel keeps Dees alive in 2019

Australia

Melbourne were victorious in a one point heartstopper over the Western Bulldogs under the roof at Marvel Stadium.

The Dees inaccurate goal kicking almost cost them the win, but they’re still in finals contention this season.

It was an entertaining contest from two quality teams, as they played amazing football.

The match had lots of ebbs and flows and was one of the best AFLW matches this season.

Image Source: Michael Wilson

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North marvellous at Marvel Stadium

Australia

The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos crushed a fearless Collingwood by 22 points under the roof at Marvel Stadium.

It was a marvellous win by North and this win from North is massive to keep their top two chances in Conference A well and truly alive.

After quarter time, North showed their superiority over the Magpies and it was led by their elite midfield.

Jasmine Garner, Jenna Bruton and Jamie Stanton were the standouts for North in the match.

Image Source: Michael Wilson

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Dockers trounce the Cats to keep finals hopes alive

Australia

Fremantle put on a strong performance in fine conditions, as they thumped Geelong by 36 points at the GMHBA Stadium.

The Dockers ran away with the match in the second half keeping the Cats scoreless and the Cats could not get the football pass the centre line. 

The dynamic Dockers forward line caused headaches for the Cats.

Image Source: Scott Barbour

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Round 6 AFLW Teams

Australia

Image Source: AFL Women's 

Round 6 teams have been released below

Geelong vs Fremantle, Saturday 9th March 2:35pm at GMHBA Stadium

Geelong Cats Squad

Position

Name

#

Name

#

Name

#

Backs

A.Teague

40

R.Goring

44

M.McMahon

24

Half Backs

M.Hickey

18

M.McDonald

11

D.Taylor

27

Centreline

 

 

R.Cranston

30

 

 

Half Forwards

D.Orr

2

K.Darby

8

S.Van De Heuvel

27

Forwards

M.Clifford

7

P.McWilliams

23

J.Ivey

5

Followers

E.Hoare

46

R.Garing

12

O.Purcell

16

Interchange

R.Caris

1

M.Keryk

45

J.Crockett-Grills

6

 

M.Boyd

26

C.Blakeway

4

 

 

Emergencies

G.Rankin

10

G.Clarke

17

 

 

 

EMG4

EMG4_NO

 

In: - M.Boyd

Out: - G.Clarke

Fremantle Dockers Squad 

Position

Name

#

Name

#

Name

#

Backs

L.Mascall

14

T.Bresland

5

A.Stannett

24

Half Backs

A.Williams

9

E.Antonio

12

P.Seth 

18

Centreline

 

 

K.Bowers

2

 

 

Half Forwards

G.O'Sullivan

22

A.Sharp

1

H.Miller

19

Forwards

K.Donnellan - C

15

G.Houghton

27

S.Duffy

6

Followers

P.Laurie

11

D.Hooker

17

S.Cain

20

Interchange

E.Gooch

8

A.Janz

30

A.Atkins

37

 

M.Sergeant

23

M.Caulfield

10

 

 

Emergencies

L.Pugh

32

K.Grieve

13

 

 

 

EMG4

EMG4_NO

 

In: - E.Gooch, A.Atkins

Out: - K.Gibson (injured), L.Pugh

Collingwood vs North Melbourne, Saturday 9th March 4:45pm at Marvel Stadium

Collingwood Squad

Position

Name

#

Name

#

Name

#

Backs

J.Allen

6

S.Casey

22

I.Ross

21

Half Backs

E.Grant 

5

S.Livingstone

12

A.Brazill

10

Centreline

 

 

B.Bonnici

8

 

 

Half Forwards

D.Guttridge

34

J.Membrey

31

S.Dargan

46

Forwards

S.Rowe

7

S.D'Arcy

4

K.Lynch 

16

Followers

E.Hyne

11

S.Chiocci - C

17

J.Lambert

13

Interchange

S.Layton

1

K.Stratton

41

R.Schleicher

18

 

M.Shevlin

35

G.Gourlay

32

 

 

Emergencies

L.Butler

23

M.Cann

25

 

 

 

EMG4

EMG4_NO

 

In: - S.D'Arcy, G.Gourlay

Out: - M.Kuys, S.Alexander

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Tigers Have One Hand On Premiership Cup

Australia
Back in the 2010/11 season, the Nightcliff Tigers claimed the wooden spoon. With just three wins for the season and some horrible score-lines, the Tigers as a club knew things had to change. And they did. Since then they have been a perennial finalist but their next premiership has eluded them – possibly until this year.

On Saturday the tigers mauled the Tiwi Bombers in their semi-final. Not only does that see the Tigers through to the 2018/19 grand-final, they have also earned outright favouritism after dismantling the Bombers by 90 points on the weekend and having hammered the Southern Districts Crocs, also by 90 points, in the final home and away round.

For either of those teams to win grand-final day, it would take a massive form turnaround, and it is hard to see the Nightcliff crew relinquishing their dominance.
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Demons, Crows and Dockers Sunday AFLW winners

Australia

AFLW matches in Blacktown, Fremantle and Werribee capped off Round 5 of the AFLW all with consequences for the finals and setting the scene for a big finish in the final two home and away rounds.  

Melbourne look to have ended GWS’s chances of playing in the 2019 AFLW finals with a big win over the Giants at Blacktown. 

An even first quarter with the Giants looking dangerous up forward and Bonner and Bernardi looking dangerous.  But the Demons drew away in the second quarter and continued to outplay the Giants around the ground. 

 Image Source @CrowsAFLW

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In Tiwi, The Word For Football Is Yiloga.

Australia

 

Jack Banister from The Guardian has written an amazing story which plumbs the depths of how important football is to the people of the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin. Built around the Tiwi Bombers club, playing in the NTFL, the story shows how sport can transcend into something far greater and noble than a mere contest. Sport has the capacity to change people and their lives in profound and far-reaching ways.

There is no word for suicide 

The words are scrawled across the bottom of a whiteboard in the Tiwi Bombers’ changing rooms at Norbuilt Oval, 30km south of Darwin. The underdogs are preparing to play the second-placed Southern Crocs. 

Overhead, rusty fans aren’t coping with the heavy January air. The benches creak, the showers leak. A small speaker pumps out upbeat saltwater R&B by a seven-piece outfit called B2M, which stands for Bathurst to Melville, the two main islands that make up the Tiwis.

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Vescio match winner breaks the Pies heart

Australia

Carlton notched up a narrow five-point victory over a brave Collingwood in muggy conditions at the Ikon Park in Melbourne.

The two old foes played a thrilling contest that could of gone either way, as the Pies gave it their all and led the match in the second and third quarters.

This win marks the Blues first win at home. 

Image Source: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

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Cats upset Lions on the road

Australia

The Geelong Cats won convincingly by 27 points in mild conditions at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex in Brisbane.

The Cats troubled the Lions with their uncompromising pressure especially with their defensive acts and as a result the Lions could not play their brand of football.

This impressive win is the Cats first win on the road in their inaugural AFLW season and the Cats sit atop of Conference B with the win. 

The Lions recorded the lowest ever AFLW score.

Image Source: Albert Perez/Getty Images

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