Thunder coach Murray Davis is not getting carried away with the NT’s outstanding eight-point win over Southport in Darwin on Saturday as his side faces another big test this Saturday.
Monday 31 May 2010
Thunder coach Murray Davis is not getting carried away with the NT’s outstanding eight-point win over Southport in Darwin on Saturday.
In the tightest QAFL competition in recent memory to the halfway mark of the season, eight sides are desperately jostling for finals berths and Davis – along with every other coach – knows there is no time to sit back in contentment.
The Thunder led by 38 points midway through the third quarter, before being reeled in by the fast-finishing Sharks.
“I’m really pleased for the boys they worked pretty hard,” Davis said. “We were disappointing last week (against Mt Gravatt) so it’s good to bounce back. I thought they (the players) showed a lot of courage.”
Just as pleasing for Davis was the fact that his side was able to achieve a monumental victory without a goal from gun forward Darren Ewing.
“He was playing on a really good player (Kurt Niklaus) we spoke about needing to share the workload,” Davis said.
“Although he didn’t kick a goal, we were pleased with some of his efforts.”
The victory reignited the Thunder’s finals prospects, leveling their win-loss record at 4-4.
The good news for them is that now have both matches against the star-studded Southport out of the way with – the tough part is that they still have two matches left against second-placed Labrador.
They meet the high-flying Tigers at Cooke-Murphy Oval on Saturday in what is another crucial contest.