Djarrak Football Club was put to the sword by a resurgent Nguykal Football Club in a stinging loss on Saturday at Hindle Oval. The Yirrkala Derby was dominated by the Nguykal FC defensive zone that punished Djarrak FC's poor inside 50 delivery at will. The 8.6 54 - 13.11 89 loss will be a wake up call for the Brown and Gold Army
Senior Coach Hayden Rickard was disappointed with the result yet viewed it as a learning curve with one round remaining as the Djarrak player players jostle for position with a forecast 38 players being in contention to qualify. He said "Credit to Nguykal. They were the hungrier side out there, more desperate at the contestable acts. A number of our men stood tall when the game was slipping away, their character shone through and they will be important to our eventual finals make-up. There are a few question marks around others who didn't take their opportunities today. It was an untidy week capped off by an untidy day. Keen to get the review underway and ask some pretty tough questions going forward".
The mens competition has a bye weekend and will recommence with the final Round 15 taking place at Yirrkala on 12 August where Djarrak FC will face Gopu FC at 2pm.
In womens action Djarrak FC fell to their first loss of the season against a ruthless Gopu FC. The Gunyangara based side was clinical in there forward entries to build a scoreline reflecting their dominance by defeating Djarrak FC 4.2 26 - 12.16 88 Gopu FC. The Brown and Gold Army has had a core group of ladies working with the side but Saturdays result was a reflection that more of the group will be required to up their training attendance.
NB: A Djarrak Football Club player has been reported for an on-field incident following the game on Saturday. Whilst the club does not condone the actions of the reported player, no further statement will be given until a Tribunal Hearing has run its course.