Saints cru­cify Crocs

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

SE­NIORS - Final Scores: Saints 29-10-184 de­feated Port Dou­glas 5-4-34. SE­NIORS - Goals: L. Serong 2. S. Grib­bon, D. Wear­mouth, P. God­sell. Best: K. Brad­shaw, M. Mck­eoun, J. Smith, S. Hamil­ton. RE­SERVES - Final scores: Saints 8-11-59 de­feated Port Dou­glas 6-5-41. Goals: J. Wilkie 3. M. Lane, S. Evans, C. Tick­ell. Best: K. Freyling, C. Tick­ell, L. But­terss, S. Cole, M. Gard, H. Bog­ice­vic.

The Re­serves game was a hard, grind­ing slog with the greasy ball skid­ding across the sur­face to the frus­tra­tion of play­ers from both teams. The first half of the match was an even tus­sle with both sides mak­ing the most of their limited scor­ing chances.

It was good to see Matthew Gard back in the Crocs’ colours again and Ben Her­bert re­turn­ing to the game af­ter in­jury. Full for­ward Ja­son Wilkie han­dled the con­di­tions well and kicked ac­cu­rately to bag three goals. Un­for­tu­nately for Port Dou­glas the Saints com­bi­na­tion was able to make bet­ter use of the wet ball in the sec­ond half and es­tab­lished and main­tained a win­ning lead.

Next week Port Dou­glas is at home to last year’s pre­miers Ma­nunda Hawks. Once again the Crocs will be fac­ing a fierce op­po­nent.

Photo by BREN­DAN FRAN­CIS

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