Former Echuca and Leitchville-Gunbower footballer Leigh Crossman's Tiwi Bombers failed in their attempt to win back-to-back premierships on Saturday.By Geordie Cowan
The Tiwi Bombers side coached by former Echuca and Leitchville-Gunbower footballer Leigh Crossman was unable to defend its Northern Territory Football League premiership on Saturday night in a 31-point loss to St Marys.
Crossman led the Bombers to its first premiership last year and, despite leading by six points at the final change, was unable to hold back the St Marys flood to win its 19th successive game and the title.
‘‘It was a really good night,’’ Crossman said.
‘‘The result was obviously disappointing but the boys played very pleasingly.
‘‘They gave their all for two and a half quarters before St Marys — a very, very good side — came over the top in the end.’’
Former Echuca player Kristan Height (two goals) starred for the Bombers, along with Paul Scanlon, Ross Tungatalum (three goals) and Albert Tipungwuti as the team lost 16.6
Rochester’s Daniel McLinden also played for the Bombers.
The secondary school teacher said he was planning on spending a couple of weeks thinking about whether he stayed in Darwin after the grand final.
‘‘I have a young family now, so we have to decide what’s best for us,’’ Crossman said.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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