2024 SunCable BAFL Men’s and Women’s Recap

BAFL Recap

In what is a significant round in Northern Territory footy, No More Round kicked off on Saturday with the important message about recognising family violence and promoting a safer community.  

Since the initiation of the No More program by Charlie King in 2006, AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) has partnered with the program to do their part in making homes a safer space. 

In the women’s, Elliott took the win against a spirited Ali Curung side, while the Spitfires held off a resilient Epenarra Saints team. 

Elliott recorded a 33-point win on Saturday morning as relentless Ali Curung side just could not make their efforts convert to goals. 

Elliott was doing the damage on the scoreboard as an impressive performance from Shakana Rankine had her with three goals, with remaining goal kickers being Aaliyah Raymond, vice-captain Jasmine Bathern, and Zanaya Waistcoat. 

Elliott captain Cassariah Kenny was also notable becoming involved in the work around the contest. 

Grace Beasley, Kylie Jackson, and Tiana Dickenson were amongst those who contributed heavily despite the loss. 

The Spitfires were flying against the Epenarra Saints on Saturday as the Spitfires pressure around the ground cemented first place on the ladder. 

The Spitfires took some strong percentage increase to keep them on top of the ladder, but the Epenarra Saints would continue to work throughout the contest. 

Delaicee Hansen was best on ground once again, with a three-goal performance, alongside two goals from Bree Baker and Rachel Baker with Thalia Kelly being the proficient ball winner. 

Whilst Saint’s Glenys Peterson was best on ground for Epenarra. 

Two Saturday thrillers played out on Purkiss Reserve as the Saints and Spitfires clash ended with a draw, with Ali Curung falling short of BWC. 

It was the match of the season thus far as the Epenarra Saints and Spitfires could not be separated after four quarters. 

It was tough from the start as both sides could only muster seven points each before things opened in the second quarter with three goals each gifting the Saints a five-point lead at the halftime break. 

In the third quarter, an opportunity for the Saints to power away was held up by inaccuracy, with only one goal, three behinds for Epenarra to the Spitfires two goals leveling the score again at the final change.

The win was for the taking for both sides, however inaccuracies in front of the big sticks left the final siren blowing with the scoreboard showing a 55-55 scoreline.

It was a ferocious battle, with the likes Lucas Ross, Xavien Lewis, and Keenan Butcher from the Saints continually throwing themselves at the contest, with Damian Bahr Kelly (three goals), Kane Sevallos, and Elijah Baker (three goals), excelling for the Spitfires. 

Unfortunately, the YDU and Eagles clash was forfeited. 

BWC snuck away with a win after a late comeback from Ali Curung fell short of stealing the win. 

A hot first half from BWC had them with a 22-point lead with a scoreline of 18 to 40 had the scales favouring heavily in BWC’s way.

That was until the second half, as BWC could only kick two goals for the half, but Ali Curung could not quite capitalise on the opportunities, falling short by 18 points. 

It was Zaccheus Epenarra who took best on ground from BWC, with his teammates Kieran Kingston, and Alvin Williams also contributing to the win. 

Nicky Poulson’s four goals claimed best on ground for Ali Curung, whilst Broderick Trucker was efficient through the middle. 

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