Weekend preview: 2020/21 NTFL Women’s Premier League – Preliminary Final

THE 2020/21 Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) Women’s Premier League finals series rolls on this weekend, with a blockbuster preliminary final match-up set to take place at TIO Stadium on Saturday evening. Minor premier, Pint will look to earn a well-deserved grand final spot, but will have to get past a rampant Nightcliff side in order to qualify. We take you through the key numbers and players in both games ahead of what should be a cracking day of NT football.

PRELIMINARY FINAL

Pint vs. Nightcliff
Saturday March 13, 4:30pm
TIO Stadium

Pint and Nightcliff square off at TIO Stadium on Saturday to decide who will go on to face Darwin in the 2020/21 NTFL Women’s Premier League grand final. The minor premier and clear competition benchmark this season, Pint suffered its first loss last week in a stunning come-from-behind upset, but have the chance to earn a shot at quick redemption with a win in this clash. A 16-0 home-and-away record makes for formidable reading, as does the 89-point aggregate margin the Queenants achieved against Nightcliff in two meetings thus far. The Tigers have looked an inspired team of late though, winning two-straight finals against higher-ranked opposition and doing so with intent. As the clear underdog, they have nothing to lose and should look to put doubt in Pint’s mind throughout the contest. The Queenants may have been worse off for a bye before their finals entrance, but will have no excuse coming into this clash as their remarkable season is put on the line. This looms as a cracking contest which should provide high scoring intensity.

H&A Records:
Pint: 16-0 (1st)
Nightcliff: 
8-7-1 (5th)

Last week:
Pint: lost to Darwin by 8
Nightcliff: 
beat St Mary’s by 55

Last 5:
Pint: 4-1
Nightcliff: 
4-1

2020/21 meetings:
Round 5 –
Pint by 34
Round 13 – 
Pint by 55

Most games:
Pint: Amy Chittick, Cassie Henderson, Ellen-Kristine Markussen, Maddison Gissing (17)
Nightcliff: Andi Moliere, Emily Casey, Georgia Kennedy, Hannah Turnbull (18)

Most goals:
Pint: Jasmyn Hewett (22)
Nightcliff: 
Jacqueline Anyon-Smith (21)

Most times in best:
Pint: Amy Chittick, Jasmyn Hewett (8)
Nightcliff: 
Eliza Morrison (9)

Image Credit: Chris Kent/AFLNT Media

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