Two NEAFL sides with unblemished records line-up against each other at TIO Stadium in Darwin on Saturday night with the scenario providing a tantalizing spectacle for footy fans.
“I just want to get better and better,” Kaine Riley said.
If the enthusiasm of newly-appointed NT Thunder vice-captain Abraham Ankers is anything to go by the Territory’s NEAFL side is in for an exciting season.
Thunder’s stocks are improved by the return of powerhouse midfielders, stalwart defenders and exciting forwards.
‘Thunder is ready to make an impact in this finals series and we’re just looking forward to doing just that on Saturday’ Head Coach Andrew Hodges
A win in this Round 21 clash and the Thunder could reclaim fourth spot on the ladder from the Gold Coast Suns and with that comes a home elimination final the following weekend.
Anything less than Thunder’s best will make it very difficult against a side brimming with talent.
The return of senior players is sure to see the Thunder bounce back in a way Territory pride demands.
The toughest challenge in the NEAFL awaits NT Thunder this Saturday when they travel to Sydney to take on the Swans in their Round 17 clash at the SCG.
Thunder is looking to confirm its place in the top four while Aspley wants to secure its place in the top six.
Redland will be coming to Darwin hungry to keep their finals chances alive.
NT Thunder has made seven changes to its team to play the GWS Giants NEAFL side on Saturday afternoon.
NT Thunder will be hoping to prove last week’s 53-point loss to Southport was just an aberration.
“Our team represents the entire Territory and we can’t wait to play at Traeger Park,” Hodges said.
Thunder is revitalised and is ready to go for a big second half of the season.