NTFL Round Two Wrap-Up


Tiwi Bombers has scored a 22-point come-from-behind win over a determined Buffaloes outfit on Saturday on the Tiwi Islands. The Bombers trailed all game but rallied late with a six goal to two last quarter. It was coach Willie Rioli’s first win at the helm and he can attribute the triumph largely to the efforts of his son William junior. The St Marys recruit was exceptional at all positions on the ground and also finished with four goals. The Buffaloes will be flat after the loss but can take solace in the knowledge that surely a win is on the horizon. Jarrod Stokes continued his solid early season form while the returning Luke Clark booted five goals up forward.

St Marys notched up its 40th win on the trot with a 52 point win over Palmerston in the second game at TIO Stadium on Saturday. With both clubs fielding young and inexperienced sides, the match was played at a relatively low standard. After a four-goal to nil opening quarter by the Saints it looked as though it would be a one-sided match. But the Magpies were gallant in its efforts and were still within touch at half time.

Southern Districts looked impressive in its 18.12 (120) to 12.11 (83) win over Wanderers in the early game on Saturday at TIO Stadium. The Crocs were led by a talented and experienced forward line which included players like Matt Cannard, Hayden Yarran, Davin Hall and Tyler Jones. The Eagles always seemed as though they were in the game but a couple of concentration lapses allowed Districts to pule on some easy goals. Keegan Dingo starred in his 150th NTFL match.

Nightcliff are another team that remains unbeaten in the early stages of this season after a 15-point win over Waratah at Gardens Oval on Sunday. The Tigers were buoyed by the inclusion of Central Australian superstar Gibson Turner who kicked two classy goals in the first term. At the other end of the field it was reality television star Waylen Manson who was causing all the damage. Manson looked his usual brilliant self and kicked the Warriors first four goals of the game, despite carrying what looked like an upper-leg injury. But it was more of a team oriented performance from Nightcliff and that ultimately led them to victory. Ash Duncan and Victorian country recruit Tom Lamb were the top contributors for Nightcliff.

About Jackson Clark

Born and bred in Darwin, Northern Territory, I am a young, aspiring football writer that lives and breathes the game of Australian Football. I'm also a keen player and coach.


  1. Thanks Jackson. Are you playing for St Mary’s this season? Does anyone have a serious chance of upsetting their domination?

  2. Jackson Clark says

    Yeah mate I am playing. I think we are in a good position but teams such as Southern Districts, Nightcliff and Wanderers certainly have a chance,

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