A gallant Nhulunbuy Baywara Football Club lost in the dying moments as Djarrak Football Club left it late to charge home for a morale boosting win as well as responding to last weeks loss. The 13.11 89 - 12.13 85 win propelled the Brown and Gold Army to 40 points on the Gove AFL Ladder and provides breathing room to qualify in the top two and ensure a life come the finals series.
A number of worrying signs included the slow starts that have crept into sides performance of late and coaching staff have urged the group to remain on task with five weekend remaining of the regular season.
The side was chasing the result for the majority of the game and it was again the accurate kicking from key forward Djayminy Marika that allowed Djarrak FC to sneak home with a late win. Veteran Michael 'Longy' Maymuru again showed his commitment with a clinical 4 quarter effort and Cameron Stokes defended with gusto to rally his troops throughout. Raven Marika shone when moved onto the ball and the club has made no secret it is trying to improve Marika's ability to win the hard ball on the inside to add to his flourishing outside game.
Follower Luke Bath continues to bring significant contributions week to week and the Djarrak FC faithful have the impression that Bath is setting himself for a boom finals campaign. Robbie Wunaragun contributed with 3 majors in another pleasing display in his return from a knee injury in Round 4.
The team takes on Nhulunbuy Saints FC on Saturday.
BEST 5 Luke Bath, 4 Lee Mununggurr, 3 Cameron Stokes, 2 Robbie Wunaragun, 1Raven Marika