Historic win for Narooma AFL Lions

THE Narooma Lions travelled to Bega on Friday night to play their first ever night game and came away with a convincing 18 point win over third placed Bega Bombers.

The Narooma team with Alexander Jones dominating the ruck and Jason [Nugget] Sauiluma getting plenty of possessions around the ground dominated the first quarter.

The second term was an even contest with the Narooma back line lead by Tim Watson, Tony Bromage and Bob Day holding firm, with the teams going into the half time break with Narooma 28 points up.

The third term was much the same as the second with both teams trying to get an advantage, Jordan Lang started to pull in some great marks and Luke ‘Red’ Talty playing his best game of the year was everywhere, the Narooma side was 24 points up at three quarter time.

The last quarter started with Narooma supporters waiting for the normal last quarter fadeout which has happened in most games this year, but Lance Musgrave with fierce attack on the ball had different ideas and with the help of all his teammates held off the Bega team to have a three goal win.

The best players in a very even team were Jason Sauiluma (five goals), Luke Talty, Alexander Jones, Jordan Lang and Lance Musgrave.

With the Narooma team still a chance to make the finals coach Rowan Hawkey urges all players to get to training. The Lions have a bye this week then travel to Eden the following Saturday.

The Narooma juniors play at Bermagui this Saturday with the U13s playing at 11am.  This side is improving each week and now with a full list to pick from have a great chance for a much needed win.  Narooma under 16 play Merimbula at 12.30pm also at Bermagui once again this game will be a beauty with both teams trying for that mental advantage come finals time. The club reminds supporters, parents and players of the two functions coming up, that is the supporters $5000 draw on Saturday August 16 7pm and the AGM Sunday 17 4pm both at our major sponsor the Narooma Golf Club.

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