“We need to continue the momentum of the last quarter of last week’s game where Janet Baird, Micky Roberts and Anne Hatchard were super human.” Nolan said.
The Thunder women see some key names come off the injury list this week, while the men came away mostly unscathed, picking up only two minor injuries.
“You can never take any game lightly,” Rhiannon Busch said.
After three quarters of domination by Carlton, Thunder managed to blitz through the Blues in Round 9 of the VFLW.
There is a real buzz around the place, knowing we will be playing at our familiar TIO Stadium in front of our loyal supporters.
Thunder has 12 changes to the team which will line up against Carlton at home for Round 9 of the VFLW, in what is the last game in Darwin for the team in 2019.
The Thunder women are the walking wounded this week with four concussions sustained in the Round 8 game.
This weekend, NT Thunder will face Carlton for the second time this season.
In a massive twist, Williamstown has beaten NT Thunder at Downer Oval.
NT Thunder will travel to Melbourne, with Rebecca Pryer as the debut player, looking to find its fifth win of the season as they face the winless Williamstown Seagulls at Point Gellibrand on Saturday.
Joe Anderson and Shannon Rioli are out for the remainder of the season due to an ankle and hand injury.
The best of Northern Territory talent was on display last Saturday and they formed a united front.
In a game which Thunder was looking to regain their pride, they absolutely obliterated the Bombers like an unrelenting storm.
We know our home games are few and far between, so it is crucial we learn from our mistakes and get the job done in front of our family and friends.
Mattea Breed will make her debut for the senior Thunder side, while Jas Hewett will help stabilise the midfield with her inclusion.