Narrabri on a dual mission

NARRABRI Eagles flag a “call to arms” on two Tamworth AFL fronts in Narrabri tomorrow.

Narrabri Eagles captain-coach Todd Dunn marks in front of Swans’ Will Priest at No1 Oval last Saturday. Dunn is hoping for a much better result against the Inverell Saints in Narrabri tomorrow. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 120714GOF01

Narrabri Eagles captain-coach Todd Dunn marks in front of Swans’ Will Priest at No1 Oval last Saturday. Dunn is hoping for a much better result against the Inverell Saints in Narrabri tomorrow. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 120714GOF01

While the Eagles have a crucial clash with second-placed Inverell Saints on Leitch Oval, it is also part of a “Call To Arms” charity fundraiser day.

“We’ve got Inverell at home,” Eagles captain-coach Todd Dunn said.

“And then we’re up at the Crossing Theatre for the Call To Arms fundraiser.

“Inverell is going well and is second on the ladder. 

“We’ll have to play a lot better too.”

He was talking about last Saturday’s disappointing loss to the Tamworth Swans.

It was the first victory of the TAFL season for the Swans, who leapfrogged Gunnedah off the bottom of the TAFL ladder as well.

“We were just starting to put a few together,”  Dunn said of wins over Tamworth Kangaroos and Gunnedah Bulldogs.

“But we can’t take anything away from the Swans. They were far too good for us.”

He’s hoping the likes of Matt McConnell and Joe Skuse can take good form from last Saturday’s 101-35 loss into tomorrow’s clash with a Saints outfit that beat Tamworth Kangaroos by 35 points at Varley Oval, Inverell last Saturday.

In other games, the Tamworth Roos have a huge home game against unbeaten New England Nomads at No 1 Oval and must win if they are to overhaul the Saints in the race for second.

Tamworth Swans and Gunnedah Bulldogs also match up in Gunnedah where the wooden spoon might also be at stake.

TAFL TABLE: New England Nomads 36 (261.54%), Inverell Saints 28 (227.31%), Tamworth Kangaroos 20 (114.84%), Narrabri Eagles 16 (74.54%), Tamworth Swans 4 (48.41%), Gunnedah Bulldogs 4 (43.92%).

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