THE under 8 Crocs played a great game and also helped out Pyramid Power who were short of players. Great team effort by the boys, and Ethan Bakker and Casey West kicked fantastic goals.
Goals: Ethan Bakker, Casey West 4, Scotty Cooper 2, Tyson Lynch, Geneva Gilbert. Awards: Casey West, Ethan Bakker, Scotty Cooper, Tyson Lynch, Geneva Gilbert.
The Crocs U10s played a rough and tough game against Cities at Trinity Beach on Sunday. After a slow start the boys really stepped up and played some good hard football.
There was some great team work and tackling right across the ground. Brayden stood tall and showed great strength to take good marks and kick goals.
Our older players Ben and Charlie tackled hard and helped get the ball out to Daniel, Jack, Ryan and Rory who ran hard to get the ball forward.
Reuben, Tyson and U8 players Casey and Scott combined well to kick goals up forward in a fantastic effort by all the boys. Goal kickers were Brayden 2 Casey 2, Ryan 1 and Scott 1. Awards went to Daniel Davidson, Reuben Allison, Jack Harrington and Brayden Wall. The boys have a home game next Sunday.
Fighting to stay in the top four, the Crocs U12 side played the number two side for a very hard fought gutsy and determined win. Against an older and bigger side the boys showed great stature and with their usual never say die attitude they just kept chipping away with relentless defense which turned to attack.
Even though they were always under plenty of pressure, the boys backed themselves and their ability to work the ball forward toward the scoring end.
In a team performance, it can be hard to say there was best players but some highlights were Tom and JP’s defense and running out of half back, Tully and Fraser took some strong marks and were kicking long.
Jai West’s ground work and tenacity was impressive, Rory McHugh and Angus Dixon were very elusive and earned themselves plenty of touches.
Charlie and Ben from the U10s step up every week but their willingness to get involved and make their mark in a game like this was at times inspiring.
In our first home final we go up against another unknown but if the boys take the same approach each week, trying the best they can individually and as a team, the results will come and regardless of the scoreboard these guys will be winners.
Being our last home game for the year and finals as well, it would be great to see some support for our U12s and U14s, so if you’re into your local junior footy and have a couple of hours on Sunday morning come down and watch these talented kids go round.
The under 16 Crocs took on South Cairns on Sunday, playing for a spot in the final series.
With the Crocs missing some of their players due to illness and injury, some of the under 12s stepped up to play and were most welcomed by the Crocs.
The boys played a great game to secure their spot, displaying good team work and determination to take it up to the larger South’s side. The Crocs lead at every break and showed more accuracy with their kicking. Final scores Crocs 7.3.45 to Souths 4.4.28, goal kickers Mitchell Bohm, Chaseley Nandy, Charlie Williams, Aaron Marks and Jake Gibson.
This week’s awards went to Guy Phongunsthon, Sam Aldrich, Charlie Williams, Chaseley Nandy, Keelan Warrick, Jake Nelis, and Shawn Pierce. The game this week is against North Cairns at home and all players are asked to train hard and focus on a win to keep the finals alive. Go the Crocs!