Bombers Progress


After regaining Dion Munkara and Rupert Pupangamirri the week earlier, and having a good win against Southern Districts to cement the double chance, we knew we had to keep the momentum going so that we didn’t lose that advantage. We had a few more players to come into the team – Shane Tipuamantmirri, Michael Fairweather, Courtney Johns and Mark Pennington – to strengthen the team even more, but we knew Wanderers were in the same boat.

The game started off as a bit of an arm wrestle with good hard footy being played with shots on goal being hard to come by. Gerrard Cunningham broke the shackles by slotting through a goal 10 minutes in, which was replied by one from the Wanderers to keep the score line tight. Roy Kantilla kicked 3 of another 4 majors for the Bombers, to give them a handy 5 goal lead at the first break.

Gerrard Cunningham kicked 3 goals of his own in the second quarter in what was a total demolition by the Bombers. They piled on 8 goals to 1 for the quarter to pretty much put the game out of reach for the Wanderers at half time.

The second half was a much closer affair, with the Wanderers taking the points in the third quarter and the second half (by 4 points) in total. But the damage was done in the first half and the Bombers walked off the field 80 point victors.

It was a great team effort by all players, so much so that Karl had to award 10 best players after the game.


TIWI BOMBERS   6   3   14   7  16  11   19   13  127
WANDERERS   1   3    2   5   5   7    8    9   57

Best Players – Ross Tungatalum, Dan McLinden, Nyaburu Kelly, Patty Heenan, Roy Kantilla and Gerrard Cunningham

Goal Kickers – Gerrard Cunningham  6, Roy Kantilla 6, Ephrem Tipungwuti 3, Bradley Palipuaminni, Courtney Johns and Michael Dunn

Next week we take on St Marys in the Second Semi Final at TIO Stadium on Saturday night at 6.00pm. A win will see us go straight into the Grand Final, which would be great to give the players a week off the following week.

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