Crocs fire up at first home game
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.