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2009 NTFL Season - November 2009

The NTFL season kicked off on Saturday 3 October 2009 and unfortunately our first game ended in a major loss against a rejuvenated Palmerston.

During the first half saw the team was well beaten all around the ground however I the second half we picked up and scored almost the dame number of points as Palmerston. The club welcomed Troy Parker, Kalum Ronberg and Daniel Mintcheff to the fold.

Nightcliff

3

2

5

4

7

7

11

8

74

Palmerston

6

3

14

6

16

10

21

14

140

Best Players: Thomas Motlop, Troy Parker, Stewart Carr, Darren Guelfi, Clayton Irwin

Goal Kickers: C Irwin 4, J Peckham 2, C Baksh 2, T Motlop, J Clee, D Guelfi

Our second game on Sunday 11 October at Freds Pass against Southern Districts also resulted in a major loss. The team was undermanned however it was the reverse of the previous week where we held Districts up to half time and lost the second half.

 

Southern Districts

3

2

8

5

12

6

18

9

117

Nightcliff

3

2

6

5

8

6

10

6

66

Goal Kickers: T. Motlop 6, L. Drummond , T. Parker , B. Allen-Shaw , M. Derksen

Best Players: S. Scheppard, P. Cooper, T. Motlop, J. Kickett, L. Drummond, T. Parker

Our third game for October against Wanderers, saw the achievement of Mark Derksen reaching 200 NTFL games milestone. Mark a one club man in the NTFL joined the club in 1993 and has been one of its most loyal servants.

The club welcomed back Brett white, Josh Coulter and Shane Schubert from Adelaide for their first games of the season along with new recruit Chris Adams.

After leading for most of the game, the team tiered badly late on in the last quarter and lost the game with virtually the last kick of the game by 2 points.

Best Players: Troy Parker, Thomas Motlop, Josh Coulter, Tom Rankin and Hayden Naragoidj.

 

Nightcliff

5

3

9

4

13

6

13

9

87

Wanderers

1

5

5

8

8

14

12

17

89

Goal Kickers: T. Motlop 5, T. Parker 2, M. Derksen 2, C. Adams , B. White , R. Campbell , H. Naragoidj

Best Players: T. Rankin, T. Motlop, J. Coulter, T. Parker, C. Hart, B. White

The fourth and final game for October saw our first home game for the season against Darwin at Nightcliff oval.

On this weekend, another club champion Robert Campbell reached his 200th NTFL game and Clayton Irwin and Thomas also reached their 50th NTFL game milestones.

Robert arrived in Darwin back in 1991 from Tennant Creek to play junior footy. He along with Joe, Shane MaCauliff and Darryl Dempsey were spotted by John Greenoff who immediately contacted the club and arranged for them to travel to Darwin.

 

Nightcliff

15.14-104

Darwin

16.17-113

 

 

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