THE New England Nomads have smashed their way to a grand final win against the Tamworth Kangaroos.
Gun forward Dave Richards lead the New England line up with a stellar 10-goal performance, rounding out the final score to a romping 19.18.132 to 6.4.40.
NEW England Nomads are eyeing off their fifth straight Tamworth AFL title when they take to the field on Saturday in this year’s decider.
The Nomads take on last year’s grand final rivals Tamworth Kangaroos, a side they demolished 15.9.104 to 3.4.22 in the first semi-final two weeks ago to secure a home grand final.
Just 11 points separated the two sides when the Nomads took out the 2015 title and the reigning premiers are expected to be favourites again in their title defence.
The side head into the clash with plenty of confidence after finishing the season undefeated and claiming the competition’s minor premiership.
"It has been really enjoyable this week,” coach Jed Ellis-Cluff said.
"We have a lot of blokes who haven't played in any so they are very hungry for the win.”
After their annihilation of their opponents two weeks ago, the Nomads had the luxury of last weekend off which allowed their injured players to get back on the park.
"We have a few more to pick from this week so we are looking very strong at the minute,” Ellis-Cluff said.
The Kangaroos will be seeking redemption for the semi-final scoreline but Ellis-Cluff said his side are focusing on their own performance.
Their backline is very strong but I think their weakness this year has been kicking a big score so we are really focused on getting enough goals on the board, around 14 or 15 and that will probably get us there pretty safely.- Jed Ellis-Cluff
"It is won and lost in the mid-field,” he said.
"Their backline is very strong but I think their weakness this year has been kicking a big score so we are really focused on getting enough goals on the board, around 14 or 15 and that will probably get us there pretty safely.”
It commences at 2pm.
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