Inverell Saints defeated the Tamworth Swans at Varley Oval

The Inverell Saints Seniors side ruthlessly plucked the Tamworth Swans to the tune of 216 points at Varley Oval on Saturday. 

The home side went on a twenty two goal second half onslaught that put the result beyond doubt and would have given the Saints much needed confidence in the lead up to their clash with reigning premiers the New England Nomads next weekend.

Chris Whitton was outstanding up forward booting eight goals while Mike Gould chimed in with five as the Saints kept the Swans goaless for the game, running out 33.21.219 to 0.0.3 victors.

Ben Ellis and Jake Cannon dominated the centre while Kyle Payne was active around the ground.

Although the first half was scrappy from the Saints, Coach Hayden Chappel would have been happy with their second half performance, in particular their third term effort where they booted 10 majors.

Still missing the likes of Pete Dunlop, Toby Tollis, Justin Pay and Anthony Pages, the Saints have scope for improvement and will be hoping the second half of the season will bear sweeter fruit.

Their next match against the Nomads will see if the Saints have improved and pose a threat to the rest of the competition.


  • Inverell Saints 5.7-37 | 11.12 – 78 | 21.17 – 143 | 33.21 -219
  • Tamworth Swans 0.1 -1 | 0.2 – 2 | 0.0 – 2 | 0.3 -3

The Junior Saints had a big day out under the guidance of first time coach Marli Gobbert.  The Juniors Saints team demolished an undermanned Swans, but displayed great spotrsmanship and most having a run with the Swans team.  Debutant player Jake House made an impression early, teaming up with Josh Desborough who was returning from injury.  The pair gave the Saints plenty of run throught he center.  Cam Sparkes-Gaukroger was again tenacious and layed some of the best tackles you’ll see in junior footy.  Also in the best were Lachie Martin with his game play and, big kicks and big marks.  Next week the Saints will take on much tougher competitors in the Junior Nomad Side.

  • Inverell Saints 14.12 – 96
  • Tamworth Swans 5.7 – 37

Under 14’s 

Once again the Under 14’s scratch match was a great success.  These are held each Saints home game for any kids (boys or girls) who are keen to come & have a kick.  

The Auskickers enjoyed their halftime match during the seniors game.  Auskickers head to Armidale Sunday for their Gala Day and are busy preparing for their Annual Golad Coast Trip where they play at Metricon Statium.

Varley Oval is at the corner of Evans and Lawrence Street.