State League Seagulls: SANFL Grand Final awaits, NTFL continues
(Daniel Mott in action for Nightcliff in Round 2 of NTFL Men's Division 1. Photo by Aaron Black/AFLNT Media).
Many Seagulls again featured in state league competitions outside of Victoria on the weekend.
On Sunday, James Tsitas’ Woodville-West Torrens used a nine goal to two second half against Daly Andrews and Paul Hunter’s South Adelaide Panthers to secure their place in this year’s SANFL grand final.
Tsitas was the game’s highest ball winner, tallying 30 disposals, five tackles and eight clearances in the Eagles’ 16.15 (111) to 10.8 (68) win.
It means both Andrews and Hunters’ 2020 SANFL seasons come to an end after impressing at their adopted club. Andrews averaged 15.6 touches and 3.1 inside 50s as a running half-back flanker, while Hunter averaged 16.3 touches, 30.4 hit outs and 5.1 clearances as a dominant ruckman.
(Daly Andrews makes a run down the wing in the Panthers' preliminary final loss to the Eagles. Photo by SANFL.com.au).
The SANFL grand final between North Adelaide and Woodville-West Torrens will be played at Adelaide Oval from 3:30pm (AEDT) this Sunday, October 18. The match can be viewed live on 7plus.
In the NTFL, Nick Ebinger made his Men’s Premier League debut for Tiwi Bombers and will look to build on his solid first outing after settling in in the Northern Territory. Ebinger kicked two goals from 11 disposals and laid seven tackles as the Bombers went down 10.8 (68) to 21.15 (141) against the Palmerston Magpies.
Daniel Mott played in his second Men’s Division 1 game for Nightcliff and backed up last week’s head-turning performance, named in his side's best players for a second consecutive week. Unfortunately the Tigers went down by 57 points to Waratah and move to 1-1 after two rounds.
In the Women’s Premier League, both Eliza Straford and Danica Pedersen continue to put their best foot forward for Waratah, named in the side’s best players in their Round 2 defeat, while it’s two weeks in a row that Megan Williamson and Ash Melnikas have been named in the best for St Marys.
(Danica Pedersen assesses her options for Waratah in Round 2. Photo by Aaron Black/AFLNT Media).
Nikki Wallace (Waratah), Elizabeth McGrath and Annabelle Shannon (both St Marys) have joined the current Seagulls in the NT, but will serve their two weeks’ quarantine before taking the field. Wallace will be available for selection in Round 4 after arriving last week, while McGrath and Shannon made the trip up on Monday, October 12.
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All Men's Premier League matches will be live streamed this TIO NTFL season (available for NT News subscribers). Division 1 and Women's Premier League games will be accessible via the AFLNTv YouTube channel 24 hours after their scheduled start time.