Tigers won’t let guard slip

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT - GREY MOR­RIS V

ONE les­son Cameron Ilett has learnt in two decades of se­nior foot­ball in Dar­win is never to take an op­po­nent lightly.

That sit­u­a­tion will ap­ply again to­day when his NTFL Tigers take on bot­tom side Palmer­ston at PSC BM (Night­cliff) Oval.

Night­cliff has won six of eight matches and Palmer­ston only one in eight out­ings this sea­son, a record most fans will add up to a Tiger tri­umph.

But Ilett, in his first sea­son in a black and yel­low jumper knows any let-off in the pres­sure stakes could open the valves for a Mag­pie resur­gence.

“The mo­ment you get com­pla­cent is when you’re go­ing to come un­stuck, so it’s a very FB HB C

CHF FF Foll J Shaw K Kos­sack C Walker M Brick­nell E Pow­ell J Far­rar In­ter NIGHT­CLIFF PALMER­STON TO­DAY, 4PM, PSC BM OVAL dan­ger­ous game to play,’’ he said. “For us this match con­tin­ues to build our sea­son and we’re tak­ing it very se­ri­ously.

“We know with Palmer­ston, even though the re­sults haven’t gone the way they’d like, they’ve been more than com­pet­i­tive.

“They’ve got some good young fel­las play­ing some good footy with a lot of con­sis­tent out­put from their whole side.’’

Mid­fielder Brodie Filo, the league’s best and fairest player two sea­sons ago when he won the Ni­chols Medal, is back in the side, along with classy util­ity Jonathan Peris.

Palmer­ston has made three changes to the side that lost to South­ern Dis­tricts last week. New spear­head Jor­dan Ersk­ine from the Geelong League will play his first game in a black and white jumper, while for­mer AFL Mag­pie and Blue Cameron Cloke and exAFL De­mon Aaron Davey re­turn to the side. MAGPIESI J Peris F James M Roger T Kid­ney R Alt­house Cooper T Coates

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