Jnr Crocs show off for mums

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE Un­der-10s Crocs were in­volved in a short ver­sus gi­ants match against the Saints at the Crocpit. The Saints talls were able to get the easy tap out of the ruck fol­lowed by a quick kick into their for­ward line, prov­ing very dif­fi­cult for the Crocs to com­bat. How­ever with the great speed of Nash, Scotty, Jake and the courage of Sam, Gus and Ais­linn the Crocs man­aged to bat­tle hard through­out the match. Plenty of team­work and some great in­di­vid­ual ef­forts put a cou­ple of goals on the board. Big thanks again to the Un­der-8s play­ers who stood up and took on the chal­lenge, speed­ster Hay­den Caswell and new man on the field Gus Gaske who took out one of the Mac­cas awards. The other award went to Nash ‘‘The Dash’’ Thomp­son and player of the day went to a wellde­served Sam Wall for his four-quar­ter ef­forts. Coach Nick was happy that the shep­herd­ing drills in train­ing were put into prac­tice on the day which was the main rea­son we were able to get so much ball down to the for­ward line. The boys were also re­minded about good sports­man­ship and coach Nick con­grat­u­lated the boys who vol­un­teered to make up the Cut­ters short­fall - Chas, Harry, Cameron, Jake and Casey. Tom con­tin­ues to im­prove and had a great game show­ing courage over the loose ball and River was dev­as­tat­ingly strong in de­fence mak­ing the Cut­ters ner­vous when he was around. Also a spe­cial men­tion to Rueben who went off hurt but came back on in the fi­nal quar­ter to fin­ish the game in a gutsy ef­fort. Over­all it was a strong per­for­mance as a team work­ing the ball with short kicks and hand­balls as the Crocs were too skil­ful for the Cut­ters. Fi­nal score was 9.8.62 to 4.7.31. Goalscor­ers were Daniel (2) Ri­ley, Jake, Ryan, Nathan and Jack. fill­ing those shoes. Hugo Walker came off half­back into the cen­tre and showed plenty of ver­sa­til­ity around the ground. Ben Muir kicked five goals in the first half with some clas­sic full-for­ward mark­ing and could have gone on to kick a swag more but in a show of team spirit sat at full­back for the sec­ond half al­low­ing some of our usual back men to have a run for­ward. Dean McCarthy was very solid across the half­back line and also bagged a cou­ple of goals when he had a stint on the ball. Solomon Loomes and Jye West are play­ing at their best, Jye be­ing very strong at ground level us­ing his body well and Sol find­ing plenty of space on the for­ward flank mark­ing strongly over­head. Ben Sands and Joel Bowen con­tinue to get bet­ter each week and have been con­trib­u­tors ca­ble of play­ing in many po­si­tions. The team is play­ing a great brand of run­ning football with a will­ing­ness to work hard for the de­sired re­sult. It will be a big test this week as they come up against the lead­ers in the comp but if they play with the same de­sire and com­mit­ment they have shown in pre­vi­ous weeks they are more than ca­pa­ble of get­ting up. The score was 124-0. Goal­s­kick­ers were Ben Muir, Char­lie Burns, Fraser Allen, Dean McCarthy, Sol Loomes, Brent David­son, Hugo Walker, Bray­den Wall and Tully Cartwright. Coach’s awards went to Brent David­son, Hugo Walker, Joel Bowen, Jye West, Ben Sands and Sol Loomes.

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