Round 9 Saturday 29th November 2014
The highs and lows of sport? The Toll Tiwi Bombers followed their great win on the island with an excellent first half against the Darwin Buffaloes only to be over-run in the second half.
Full credit to the Buffaloes who played an excellent brand of hardworking team football.
It is easy to blame fitness but we are 8 rounds into the season. Attitude is the more likely problem causing inconsistency and with that possibly a lack of competitive hunger apparent 2 seasons ago?
It was great to see 3 time Club leading goalkicker Gerard (Muna) Cunningham get back amongst the goals with 4 and late replacement and former Best & Fairest Rupert Pupangamirri back to his vigorous best as he regains confidence.
The Toll Tiwi Bombers best players showed why they are so highly rated in their southern leagues. Josh Finch who was close to Best on Ground has represented Victoria Country and has won multiple league Best & Fairest Medals. Veteran Paul Scanlon is amazing with his guile and cleverness. Paul won the Chaney Medal for the Grand Final Best Player on Ground in our 2012 Premiership win.
Toll Tiwi Bombers 6-1, 9-4, 11–7, 14-9 (93)
Buffaloes 2-2, 4-8, 11–12, 16-13, (109)
Goals: Gerard Cunningham 4, Roy Kantilla, Mathias Liddy 2 ea, Jono Mullins, William Rioli
Jnr, Michael Dunn, Ryan Semmel, Rupert Pupangamirri, Aussie Wonaeamirri 1 ea
Coaches Best: Josh Finch, Paul Scanlon, Ryan Semmel, Rupert Pupangamirri, Torin Petrie, Mathias Liddy, Gerard Cunningham, Dan McLinden
Other NTFL Premier League Results-Round 8
Nightcliff beat Waratahs, Palmerston drew with ladder leaders St Marys and the team we beat last week Southern Districts thrashed Wanderers
Premiership Ladder after 8 Rounds (Full Season = 18 Rounds)
St Marys 30, Nightcliff 28, Southern Districts 24, Palmerston 18, Darwin 16, Toll Tiwi Bombers & Wanderers 12, Waratah 4
This Week’s Toll Tiwi Bombers’ Game
Premier League: At Real Estate Central Oval, Bathurst Island on Saturday at 3.00pm vs Waratahs
Match Day Sponsor: Remote Home Ownership Scheme
Home Game on Saturday at Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island. Last chance this season to attend a home game at Real Estate Central Oval. Match Day proudly sponsored by the Remote Home Ownership Scheme with the game commencing at 3.00pm vs Waratahs–book your Sea Link Ferry tickets now-Phone 1300-130679
Toll Tiwi Bombers SUPER 100 Club – Fancy having 2 tickets and winning 1st ($10,000) and 3rd ($4,000) ? – well done Mark Trahair from the Croc Farm at Berrimah who risked $1,000. 2nd prize ($6,000) went to a South Aussie supporter. Many thanks to Toll Tiwi Bomber Coach Willie Rioli Snr and Co-Captains Ross Tungatalum & Aussie Wonaeamirri for helping draw the winning numbers-all 100 tickets were sold. Great contribution by Mick Burns PA Tanya Hollamby. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket or became part of syndicates.
Injured Captain–Disappointing to report that the knee injury current Co-Captain and 2012
Premiership Captain Shane Tipuamantimirri suffered in Round 4 against Nightcliff requires a major reconstruction operation. It is scheduled tomorrow in Adelaide and initial diagnosis suggests a 12 month recovery for our 33 year old legend. Tippa is sitting on 147 career NTFL games. He played in a Waratah NTFL Premiership before playing SANFL football and then in a WAFL Premiership with South Fremantle. Our thoughts are with a very disappointed Tippa and his family.
Toll Tiwi Bombers Youth Girls Team
Youth Girls-Sunday 8.00am at TIO Stadium, Marrara vs Waratahs
The Toll Tiwi Bombers Youth Girls team had a great win over Darwin Buffaloes to hold 2nd spot
For full match details go to https://www.facebook.com/tiwibombers and on the Toll Tiwi Bombers
Players must be attending school to represent the Toll Tiwi Bombers Youth Girls team.
ONE TEAM-ONE DREAM