NTFL final score:
EAST Devonport has defeated Smithton by 64 points with the Saints failing to score in the final quarter.
The Swans added five goals to their tally in the last quarter, spreading the goals around.
Full forward Nick Milbourne failed to add to his half time tally of five but remained the game’s leading goal kicker.
NTFL Three quarter time update:
SMITHTON closed the gap slightly on East Devonport with the help of the wind in the third quarter.
The Saints kicked four goals as opposed to the Swans’ one against the breeze.
The East Devonport talls are dominating the game by getting a lot of the ball.
The Swans will have the strong wind on their side in the final corner.
NTFL half time update:
EAST Devonport is leading Smithton by 42 points at half time.
The wind that seemed to be favouring the Southern end of the ground has turned around and is now coming from the South West.
The Swans used this to their advantage in the second quarter, kicking 10 goals and three points.
Nick Milbourne got three goals for the quarter to take his tally to five and marked everything that came in his direction.
Adrian Partridge also chipped in three goals for the Swans.
For the Saints, Damien Medwin added two goals to take his game tally to three.
NTFL round 5 quarter time update:
EAST Devonport and Smithton are tied at the end of the first quarter.
A fairly strong breeze at the East Devonport ground seems to be favouring the Southern end to which East Devonport kicked but the Swans proved a bit inaccurate kicking 3-8.
Nick Milbourne has kicked two for East Devonport while Scott Blizzard has kicked two for Smithton.
Read the full report in The Advocate on Monday.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.