Tigers won’t let guard slip
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