Junior Crocs put on brave display
Despite a gutsy effort the Under-16 Crocs were unable to make up a first quarter deficit against Centrals even after winning the last three quarters.
Micheal Mckeown and Jack Goodall saw plenty of the ball with Captain Max Aldrich leading by example, kicking a goal and being named best on ground.
Other goal kickers were Josh Harris, Amani Anderson and Jack Goodall. Awards also went to Vice Captain Westy, Micheal Mckeown and Micheal Edelberg.
Centrals 5-5-47 def Port Douglas 4-7-31.
The undermanned but not underdone Under-14 Crocs put in a great effort against Manunda Hawks in very warm and humid conditions.
The Crocs maintained pressure right up to the final siren but were unfortunately beaten by a much bigger side with the distinct advantage of superior numbers allowing frequent rotations.
Goalkickers for the Crocs were Quinlan
Mitchell and Tom Cannon, Bohm Goodall.
Awards for the match were presented to Ethan McCullough, Quinlan Cannon, Louie Gianaia, Jai Phillips and Guy Phongsunthorn.
Hawks 9-5-59 def Port Douglas 3-2-20.
The Under-12 boys started out well and were only one goal down at quarter time against Hawks. Billy did a great job at half back and Brayden was on was on top of his game up forward, Ben Muia was all over the ground booting two goals.
Tom was on his game at half back sending the ball into the forward line on many occasions. .Jack and Daniel did a great job in their first game for the Crocs. Awards went to Brett Davidson and Daniel and great job by Benny boy kicking two.
Hawks 7-4-46 def Port Douglas 3-4-22.
The Under-10 Crocs played Centrals in what was a great game at Cazaly’s.
Conditions were very warm but the boys contested the ball hard.
Ryan was unstoppable when he had the ball, while Reuben took some great overhead marks and passed the ball out to running players Daniel, Toby and Jack.
Goalkickers were Reuben (2) with Ryan and Leon also kicking truly in front of goal.
Awards went to Reuben Allison, Toby Ellison, Ryan Bourguignon and Jack Harrington.
The Under-8 Crocs played Hawks Gold and for many of the players it was their first time playing on the league’s premier oval at Cazaly’s.
It was great to see everyone sharing around in front of the big sticks with goals going to Jessie Bourguignon, Geneva Gilbert, Jake Sherwell, Scott Cooper and Rory Nyko.
Player of the match went to pint sized Cameron Nyko for his enthusiasm and great team play. Other award winners were Geneva Gilbert and Scott Cooper.