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Local football exports continue to dazzle in NTFL

By Aydin Payne

It was another successful weekend of action in the Northern Territory Football League for the Goulburn Valley region’s exports.

Round five in the nation’s top end football league had Nightcliff move to the top-of-the-table after a comprehensive win against Waratahs.

The Tigers — who feature four exports — are undefeated after the 49-point win against the Waratahs.

Tongala's Cam Ilett was best afield in the Tigers’ win, with the illustrious NTFL footballer booting one major in his superb performance.

His best-on-ground effort follows his four-goal haul in round four, as the silky midfielder continues to showcase his skills.

Illet's Murray Football League compatriot Liam Evans made his fourth appearance for the club and even though he didn't kick a goal, the Nathalia product has 10 to his name already.

Seymour utility Kyle Winter-Irving was involved in the win alongside former Congupna and Shepparton United footballer Daniel Bowles.

Nightcliff roared to life after trailing at quarter-time by two points and booted 11 goals to three in the remaining quarters to record a dominant 16.13 (109) to 9.6 (60) win.

Elsewhere, Southern Districts claimed a thrilling three-point win against the Darwin Buffaloes to move inside the league's top four.

The Crocs trailed the Buffaloes at every interval, but stormed home with three of the last five goals to win 10.6 (66) to 9.9 (63).

Newly signed Kyabram District League performer Will Farrer booted three majors in the win and was the leading scorer for the Crocs.

Shepparton Swans stunner Jayden Clarke featured in the goal-kickers and made a perfect return after copping a nasty knock to the head in round four.

And fellow GVL talent Tom Holman was again holding down the fort in defence.

In division one, Merrigum footballer Locky Dillon was a member of Banks’ 7.9 (51) to 5.10 (40) win against Wanderers.

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