What a difference living a couple hours down the road makes.
While Inverell and Gunnedah slugged it out in the wet at Varley Oval, New England and the Tamworth Kangaroos clashed in much more pleasant conditions at Bellevue Oval.
The difference showed in the scoring with 48 scoring shots in the match at Bellevue and 32 in the game at Varley.
Billy Jupp – who is still drying out from his match with the Dogs – and Ben Jaffrey will discuss the two senior games which saw the Nomads keep their season alive and the Saints book a home grand final.
The pair will also delve into the women’s and juniors’ games along with this weekend’s do-or-die clash between Gunnedah and New England in first grade.
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- All scores and statistics sourced from SportsTG.
Goal Kickers: D. Richards 8, N. Locke 6, T. McDermott 3, A. Quail 2, C. Nest, S. Snowden, H. Morgan
Best Players: H. Wakefield, D. Richards, C. Nest, A. Shem, T. McDermott, M. Harriot
Goal Kickers: D. Overeem 6, B. Rees 2, B. Shepherdson
Best Players: B. Rees, L. Robinson, B. Shepherdson, N. Vaisey, M. Hall, C. Frazier
Goal Kickers: M. Gould 3, K. Payne 2, L. Selig, H. Chappel, C. Whitton
Preliminary final fixture: Gunnedah Bulldogs v New England Nomads at Wolseley Oval (2pm)
Tamworth Kangaroos 1.1 (7) d Inverell Saints 0.2 (2)
Goal Kickers: A. Brown
Preliminary final fixture: Inverell Saints v New England Nomads at Wolseley Oval (12.15pm)
Goal Kickers: D. Brown 2, J. Montgomery, P. Knox-wright
Goal Kickers: W. Mozzell, J. Blake, P. O'Brien
Tamworth Roosters v New England Nomads: still to be played
Preliminary final fixture: Inverell Saints v Roosters or Nomads at Wolseley Oval (10.15am)