Despite being the two best sides all year, the histories of Nightcliff and St Mary's could not be more different. The top two teams of the 2019/20 season will both be out with a point to prove on Saturday night.
Approximately 17 minutes into the third quarter of the Men's Premier League game between Nightcliff and the Darwin Buffaloes, TIO Stadium lost power and the game was unable to be restarted within the allowed timeframes.
Eighteen-year-old Liam Holt-Fitz became the second Nightcliff player from Tennant Creek to be recognised as the most outstanding player in an NTFL Men’s Premier League Grand Final when he picked up the TIO Chaney Medal.
In one of the most exciting Nichols Medal counts in recent history, three votes to Nightcliff’s Phillip Wills in the final game of the season has seen one of the NTFL’s favourite sons bolt home to claim the League’s top honour.