The conditions were ideal for the men from the Top End.
Ankers said it was pleasing to see the results of Thunder’s hard work be reflected with a more accurate performance in front of goals.
The Canberra Demons have snatched a victory from what looked a likely defeat in the final moments.
“We played some good footy in patches, but we just didn’t do it for long enough and consistently enough over four quarters and Sydney was pretty good”.
NT Thunder has made its first away trip for the season a successful one by winning its traditional NEAFL Anzac Day round clash against Redland.
The Brisbane Lions’ Reserves showed its class by recording a 26-point victory over NT Thunder at TIO stadium on Saturday night.
NT Thunder has got its NEAFL season off to an ideal start with a comprehensive 57-point victory over Aspley at TIO Stadium in Darwin.
Defending premiers NT Thunder were knocked out of finals contention on the weekend.
NT Thunder stood up to the challenge when they defeated the first placed Sydney Swans by 38 points.
The defending premiers took a seven-point loss in an important match against the Canberra Demons.
A well-prepared Aspley outfit was able to upset the defending premiers on Saturday evening.