The Maymuru brothers will form a one-two punch combination that has been critical in the improvement of the Djarrak Football Club at the backend of the Gove AFL Season in this weekends key match. 36 year old Benji Maymuru has added his experience to the rebuilding side this season with particular commitment shown with his travelling from Garrthalala to attend training and games. Younger brother and cult figure Michael 'Longy' Maymuru 29 has built his form steadily throughout the season and he displays courage at the contestable ball each and every Saturday. Longy had a small taste of NTFL football for Darwin Buffaloes last season and he is well placed to have another shot at the premier NT Football competition with former Hawthorn FC and current Darwin Buffaloes player Cameron Stokes excited for the "potential Longy could bring to Buffs".
Djarrak FC have a mixture of youth and experience to call on in the do-or-die 1st Semi Final in the Gove AFL 2016 Finals Series match that starts at 1:00pm at Hindle Oval tomorrow.
The Brown and Gold Army has been building over the past month and the side have worked hard on the training paddock to improve the defensive pressure applied to opposition teams. This has allowed the side to make the fourth and final qualifying spot after a period where finals looked unlikely.
First year Djarrak FC Head Coach Hayden Rickard was excited when questioned about the 1st Semi Final appearance. He said "Pleased for the team really. A lot of hard work has gone into shaping the side and we have timed our run to have this opportunity. It's exciting. A few of our guys have been here at this stage of the season and got the business done before. A fair portion of our side get their first taste of finals so there has been a real edge to our work this week".
When asked about facing the Nhulunbuy based Saints FC he remarked "They have put us to the sword twice this season so will go in overwhelming favourites to beat us. They have some big hard bodies in their squad so we wouldn't be looking for an arm wrestle. We are probably looking for a foot race really. If were can limit the flow to their talls it will help our cause. Finals football is all about who embraces the extra pressure. We will need our old heads to take control at some stage tomorrow, thats where I see we can have a impact on the result".
Rickard and Djarrak FC Manager Danny Beadman will finalise the squad tomorrow before kickoff.