Round 4 Premier League wrap

Henry Labastida about to kick the ball

Game 1

Buffaloes 1.2 4.5 5.5 7.9 (51)
Magpies 2.2 2.6 6.10 7.9 (61)


Buffaloes: Adam Sambono 3, Matt Campbell 2, Tai Martin-Page 2

Palmerston: Gibson Turner 3, Aaron Davey 2, Sam Autio, Alwyn Davey, Jacon Lampton


An exciting game of Friday night footy with just ten points separating the teams in the end. Darwin Buffaloes had a chance to win the game in the final term with a kick from the pocket by coach/captain Matt Campbell. Which could’ve been a set shot on goal however the ball bounced off the chest of the Buffaloes player and the opportunity was missed. Two majors from Alwyn Davey in the succession during the last quarter gave Palmerston the momentum they needed to get them over the line. For their first win of the season.

Game 2

Wanderers 2.2 10.8 12.12 16.13 (109)
Tiwi Bombers 3.2 7.2 12.4 12.9 (81)


Wanderers: Kye Chapple 5, Sam Arthur 2, Justin Smart 2, Jarred Erlandson, Bradeon McLean, Simon Bates, Marcus Thotham, Nook Mansel, Bronson Plummer, Neil Vea Vea

Tiwi Bombers: Ross Tungatalum 3, Adam Tipungwuti 2, Austin Wonaeamirri 2, Albert Tipungwuti, Jack Munkara, Pio Puautjimi


This was an exciting game to watch, a see-sawing scorboard as both teams gained momentum and dominance at different point of the game. Mid-way through the third quarter it was anyone’s game with the scores all tied up at 70 all. However, Wanderers broke away in the final quarter by four goals to seal the win for themselves and Simon Bates’ 100th milestone game. 

Game 3

St Mary’s 5.1 8.3 13.10 14.16 (100) 
Waratah 0.2 1.5 2.7 3.9 (27)


St Mary’s: Raphael Clarke 3, Mathias Liddy 2, Shannon Rioli 2, Henry Labastida 2, Anthony Wilson, Josh Cheek, Michael Coombes, Maurice Rioli, Steve Forrester

Waratah: Lachlan Collihole, Steven Stoobanks, Brock Orval

St Mary’s got off to a good start kicking five goals - none in the first quarter, a lead of which Waratah just never recovered from. After losing the first three games of the season St Mary’s had brought back a few of their gun players in hope that they could come out on top in Round 4. Waratah however, had come of the back of a win last week and maybe were over confident coming into the game, but they proved to be no match for St Mary’s who walked all over them with ease in this game. 

Game 4

Nightcliff 1.0 2.1 3.6 4.7 (31)
Southern Districts 3.0 6.6 10.7 10.9 (69)


Nightcliff: Cameron Ilett 2, Elliott Powell, Matthew Bicknell

Southern Districts: William Farrer 2, Matthew Rosier 2, Nathan Horbury 2, Bradley Vallance, Kane Davis, Charles McAdam, Timothy Brook


A match that promised to be an exciting contest with first versus second on the ladder turned out to be the opposite with Southern Districts coming out firing in the first quarter and Nightcliff couldn’t find their way back into the match. Nightcliff became more competitive in the second quarter, but ill-discipline proved costly as the team gave away four fifty metre penalties in the second and third quarters. Southern Districts’ class throughout the day was a step above as their players were often first to the ball and they now remain the only team undefeated.

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