The Narooma Lions AFL Club had every team playing in Pambula on the weekend. Seniors travelled done to the large Pambula Oval on Saturday for the top of the table clash against the Panthers is what may be pre-curser to finals action later in the year.
The Panthers jump away to an early lead and they continued to switch the play at every opportunity causes the Lions to be chasing players. After Qtr time the Coach Mick Clothier got the players to be more accountable and tighten up and stop the loose play.
This then set up an epic battle for the remaining day. At end of the 3rd Qtr the Lions were down by 16 points but had belief they still could win. The Lions were under pressure initially, and then a big momentum shift happened and Jordon, Jason and Red starting pushing the ball forward. Simon and Haydon (celebrating his 18th B’day) hung on to a few strong marks and kicked some great goal to narrow the margin down to 1 point.
The Boys never got in front, but fought out a fantastic tussle to fall short by the narrowest of margins. Our boys had a huge last quarter but just missed out on the chocolates. Birthday boy Hayden Lang was great kicking a couple of magic goals.
Again we had a few players missing which made the effort even greater, our young players especially were fantastic, leading the way like veterans. Final scores; 10-13-73 to 11-6-72. Goals; S. Mackie- 5, H.Lang- 3, J.Sauiluma, A,Campbell, L.Talty-1.
Best players; J.Sauiluma, S.Mackie, C.Forsternelly, T. Clarke, J.Sly. Next week we travel to Tathra again. GO LIONS!
The womens team again was a top of table clash up against a red hot Pambula side. This was going to be a big test for new look Lions outfit with top spot up for grabs.
The game was close all day with the lions just trailing and not able to close the gap. The last quarter was frantic with the lions giving their all, but we just ran out of time. Every player gave all they had which made us very proud.
Final scores; 6-7-43 to 4-3-27. Goals; R. Kincaid-3, M. Mackie-1. Best players; S.Brogan, H.Betts, R. Kincaid, M.Czubara. Well done girls, it was a fine effort but we have keep training & improving to beat these sides which I know we can.
Good to see the reserves players who made the trip have a red hot go after being undefeated to past 4 games In the reserves game it was pretty close up until the last quarter when our boys ran out of legs. We should see the return of some players in the next few weeks which will make a big improvement no end. – a under strength side went down to . Final scores; 9-6-66 to 2-3-15 Pambula win. Goals to B.Connor & L.Gardiner. Best players; B.Connor. B. Dibben, D.Frisken, K.Moritz.
The Narooma lions all travelled to Pambula on Saturday for a big day of footy. The under 11s were the only winning team on the day, giving a great display of team football. The young lions had great win beating Pambula by 49 points. Final scores; 7-13-55 to 1-0-6. Goals to W.Tiffen, K.Craig, J. Weston, A.Hummel, F.Frisken, T.Hayes, & K.Mcelroy. Best players; J.Westen, L. Allison, W.Tiffen, T. Wilson.
The U13s and U16s battled hard all day but just could not get the job done.
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