With the bye in next week’s final round, Thunder will be keen to defeat the Hawks to avoid any possibility of missing out on the double chance come finals time.
The evidence suggests that if NT Thunder can keep gun Redland forward Matt Hammelmann to seven goals or less, then it will win the two teams’ Round 19 clash at TIO Stadium on Saturday night.
There have been many memorable games of footy played at Victoria Park and this weekend NT Thunder has the chance to write its own significant chapter.
“I’ve just been having so much fun, it’s what footy’s all about at the end of the day and hopefully we can keep Thunder going for years to come.”
Close to securing its sixth consecutive finals appearance, Aspley will provide some tough opposition when it travels to Darwin this weekend to take on NT Thunder in Round 17 of the NEAFL.
Alice Springs will host its first ever VFL W game on Saturday when NT Thunder welcomes the Casey Demons to TIO Traeger Park for Round 12.
NT Thunder will be hoping to inflict a fourth-straight loss on Richmond when the two sides meet at the Swinburne Centre in Round 11 of the VFL W on Saturday afternoon.
For Saturday night’s return clash against the Canberra Damons in Round 16, Thunder will surely be hoping for Darwin’s TIO Stadium to be at its hot and humid best.
A 12-point win over Redland last weekend has kept NT Thunder’s hopes of making the NEAFL finals alive, but in Round 15 on Saturday it faces a team sometimes known as The Bloods, which is seeking out its ninth victim in a row.
“Our tackling has been one of our strengths this season and it probably did drop off the past couple of weeks for whatever reason,” Foley said, “but when a side’s got the ball and you’re onto them they can’t do much with it so that was a good highlight for us on the weekend.”
NT Thunder will be hoping to snap its losing streak at two matches when it takes on Geelong in Round 9 of the VFL W at TIO Stadium on Saturday.
We’ve got it all there, it’s just putting those four quarters together,” said NT Thunder player Braedon McLean.
The Thunder squad is confident, that the week off, playing at home and the hard work players and the coaching staff have been putting in will see a turnaround in form.
The NT Thunder women’s team will be aiming to bounce back when it hosts Collingwood at TIO Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
This weekend the ThunderW travel to the Melbourne suburb of Frankton to take on the Southern Saints for Round 7 on a ground just a stone’s throw from the beach.