Crocs fire up at first home game

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

WITH their first game at home un­der lights the Crocs Un­der-18s team ex­ploded out of the blocks against City Lions on Fri­day night.

The boys on they had their first goal for the match within the first minute with a big home crowd cheer­ing them on.

With some great run out of the mid­dle of the ground by Brett McKe­own, Michael McKe­own, Zac Ste­wart, Ash­ley David­son and Jake Muia their ef­forts gave the for­ward line play­ers plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties. For­ward Chaysley Nandy dom­i­nated along with Jack­son Ri­ley and Jack Lowe who kicked the team to a nine-goal half­time lead.

In the sec­ond half of the game City Lions put up a spir­ited fight to re­duce the flood of goals from the Crocs but they where un­able to stop the home team’s de­sire to show their sup­port­ers that they will be a force this sea­son.

Fi­nal scores Port 16-15-111 de­feated Lions 1-3-9.

Goals Chaysley 6, Jake 2, Jack 2, Mick­ael 2, Jack­son, Ned.

Best on ground Brett McKe­own, Jake Muia, Bray­den Lau­rin and Chaysley Nandy.

The Crocs Un­der-16s also had their first game at home un­der lights and showed plenty of fight be­fore go­ing down by a cou­ple of goals to the Cairns City Lions.

On Sun­day, the Un­der-10s Crocs had a great bat­tle with the Cen­tral Bull­dogs blue team.

The first three quar­ters were goal for goal and a num­ber of be­hinds be­ing scored from both teams.

In the last quar­ter the young Crocs had a goal frenzy with Jake Sher­well and Tam Nguyen snag­ging two each.

Over­all it was a fan­tas­tic show of team­work and skills for the whole game by all the Crocs.

A big thank you to young Lukey Pullen who stepped up from the Un­der-8s to play the whole game show­ing some great po­ten­tial for the fu­ture.

Player of the day medal went to Tam Nguyen for his ef­forts down for­ward and end­less run­ning all day.

The Macca’s awards went to Kye Durie and Jamie Hud­son for show­ing great courage and skills through­out the game.

In ideal play­ing con­di­tions, the mighty Un­der8s Port Dou­glas Crocs played one of their best four-quar­ter ef­forts against North Cairns Tigers on Sun­day.

Af­ter a pre-game rev up from game day cap­tain Ethan ‘‘Mur­phy’’ Scott, the boys bolted out of the blocks.

Up for­ward Jes­siah ‘‘Ker­na­han’’ St Pierre was on fire with two bril­liant goals and was well sup­ported by Jonte ‘‘ Dea­con’’ Rev­ell who re­ceived plenty of praise from his coach on his team work.

Lit­tle Tyler ‘‘Bradley’’ An­der­son was in and un­der ev­ery­thing. A mas­sive roar erupted when lit­tle Taj ‘‘Je­saulenko’’ Uw­land kicked his first ev­ery goal in AFL.

In the mid­dle and pos­si­bly play­ing his best game of the year Big Taj ‘‘Ni­cholls’’ An­der­son was ex­cel­lent and was well sup­ported by Mr Con­sis­tent Luke ‘‘Ash­man’’ Pul­lan, Gus ‘‘Fitz­patrick’’ Gaske and back from in­jury lit­tle Jack ‘‘The Dom­i­na­tor’’ Velt­man had a cracker of a game.

Pa­trolling the back line and pre­vent­ing many Tigers at­tacks were the much im­proved Jai ‘‘the fly­ing door mat’’ Sta­ple­ton and a cou­ple of cool cats un­der pres­sure Hay­den ‘‘Sil­vagni’’ Caswell and Jet­son ‘‘Hunter’’ Parry.

Coach’s awards went too Big Taj, Jai, Jes­siah and Lit­tle Taj.

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