Shaw boots 100th goal

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

STAR Crocs full-for­ward Matt Shaw crashed through the mag­i­cal 100goal bar­rier with 12 ma­jors against the Hawks on Satur­day.

Play­ing at the grand fi­nal venue, Cazaly’s in Cairns, Shaw led from the front as he has done all sea­son as the Crocs piled on the mis­ery for Hawks sup­port­ers with a 92-point third quar­ter be­fore the man with the golden boot slot­ted his 100th goal in the last term.

The Crocs even­tu­ally ran away with the match 28.18 (186) to 11.6 (72) against the third-placed Hawks.

De­spite the rare per­sonal achieve­ment, Shaw was quick to praise his team­mates for reach­ing 100 goals and is keen to get on with the job and se­cure a premier­ship for the Crocs faith­ful.

“We have a gun back­line and a gun mid­field so I’m just keep­ing up my end of the bar­gain,” he said.

“I’ve al­ways played up the ground so it was a sur­prise to kick that many in a sea­son.

“It’s just great to see the side back up to where we should be but the hard work starts now.

“We’re un­de­feated but we need to go through with it and win the premier­ship.”

Shaw said the club had a sim­i­lar feel to 2005 when the Crocs last won the premier­ship and has the arse­nal to achieve the same re­sult.

“Ev­ery­one has the same goal and we all know the job we have to do,” he said.

You beauty: Crocs team­mates em­brace Matt Shaw af­ter he kicked his 100th goal for the sea­son on Satur­day. Photo by Brett Pas­coe

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