Important weekend sees vital results

On a key weekend in the NTFLW competition with the celebration of No More Round, Darwin picked up an crucial win in the context of their season, defeating the Tiwi Bombers by two goals.

In at times treacherous conditions, Tiwi dominated a lot of early possession but just could not convert it into score.

Darwin did eventually wrestle control from the Bombers and was the side to get the first goal on the board when vice captain Bianca Stokes slotted one through 10 minutes in.

That would ultimately be the sole goal for the quarter, as the conditions made it a scrappy affair and ultimately very hard to score anything.

This saw the Buffettes take a seven point lead into the first change.

The scrappiness of the game continued in the second quarter, as although the conditions dried up slightly it was still rather wet, making it difficult for all to get a clean possession.

Darwin finally got its second goal on the board in the 15th minute when Imahra Cameron slotted one through from almost 40m out.  

Cameron’s goal saw the Buffettes lead double that of its quarter time lead as the teams went into the main break.

As conditions eased up in the second half, so did the goal scoring.

Much of the play early in the half was between the 50s, but both sides certainly had plenty of opportunities to score, they just could not convert.

Tiwi finally got a goal on the board in the last quarter via Arthurina Moreen, but it was not enough as Darwin held on for the win.

In other results:

  • Speaking of important wins, PINT’s undefeated came to an end, after they went down to St Mary’s.

PINT actually kept St Mary’s scoreless in the first quarter, but after St Mary’s returned the favour in the second quarter, that was really the turning point as that gave St Mary’s a boost of confidence, never looking back from there.

Kaitlyn Armstrong was the key up forward for the Saints, booting four majors, while Ciaralii Parnell booted two majors of her own.

Amy Chittick (three goals) and Jasmyn Hewett (two goals) tried to keep PINT in the game on the score board but it ultimately was not enough.

  • Nightcliff had a really big win over Palmerston, dominating the Magpies to win by 69 points.

A 43 point quarter time lead to the Tigers was a sign of what was to come, as the Magpies could not get a goal on the board until the third quarter.

Eunica Silver was on fire in front of goals, kicking five goals, while Mickayla Ward also had a good day at the office with four majors of her own to her name.

Meanwhile Deanna Peckham and Natasha Medbury were among the Magpies’ best in a tough day at the office.

  • In a topsy turvy game scoreboard wise, Waratah picked up a handy win over Southern Districts.

The Districts lead by a mere point at quarter time, and their lead extended out to two goals at half time. However, they failed to score in the second half which allowed the Tahs to get back into the game and ultimately take the win.

Kierra Zerafa booted two majors for Waratah and Jena Daniel and Isobel Hartog both had great games for the Tahs.

While for Southern Districts, Lily Harden booted two majors and Bessie Barrett and Ashlee Walsh both had great games.


Tiwi Bombers (1.2.8) lost to Darwin Buffaloes (2.8.20)

Nightcliff Tigers (12.4.76) defeated Palmerston (1.1.7)

St Marys (9.4.58) defeated PINT (5.3.33)

Waratah (6.4.40) defeated Southern Districts (4.1.25)

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