Crocs bat­tle it out against Bull­dogs

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

SPEC­TA­TORS wit­nessed a hard fought bat­tle when the Crocs met the Cen­tral Bull­dogs last Satur­day at Trin­ity beach.

The match was played in per­fect con­di­tions which al­lowed both teams to dis­play their long kick­ing and high mark­ing skills, to the de­light of the crowd.

The Crocs were off to a good start with a goal early on and saw the boys play­ing some smart football with the for­wards com­mu­ni­cat­ing and work­ing well to­gether and the de­fence un­der bom­bard­ment the back­line were bril­liant in keep­ing the Bull­dogs at bay.

The Bull­dogs con­trolled much of the ball early on but were prov­ing to be in­ac­cu­rate and the Crocs soon clawed their way back into the fray.

The mid­field­ers were pro­vid­ing lots of drive to­wards the goals and giv­ing the Croc for­wards op­por­tu­ni­ties.

With plenty of talk and a high level of team work the crocs were weath­er­ing the on­slaught but the Bull­dogs proved t o be w o r t h y op­po­nents and not the same side the Crocs met in round one, as they kept up a tough bat­tle.

The sec­ond has was much the same as the first with very lit­tle be­tween the sides, apart from the sheer guts, grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion of the Crocs to run out as worth win­ners.

The fi­nal score was Cen­trals 12.10.82 go­ing down to the Crocs 17.12.114.

Adam Boone kicked a whop­ping eight goals in the match to help steer the Crocs to vic­tory.

Best play­ers went to Teas­dale, Boone, Wear­mouth, Young and McKe­own.

Crocs coach Brad Cooper said he was re­ally happy with the ef­forts of his play­ers.

‘‘We had a few debu­tants in the side who per­formed re­ally well and played some good footy,’’ he said.

‘‘ We have a bye this week, then one game back be­fore an­other bye.

‘‘ That re­ally suits us be­cause we have play­ers out through in­jury or just not avail­able so it gives us a few weeks to get or­gan­ised.’’

The re­serves game was much the same, a hard fought bat­tle in ideal con­di­tions with the Crocs cap­i­tal­is­ing with goals and the Bull­dogs prov­ing to be in­ac­cu­rate.

Their su­pe­rior fit­ness showed in the fi­nal quar­ter when they ran away with a four goal spree.

Cen­trals went down 6.11.47 to the Crocs’ 9.7.61.

The Crocs will en­joy a week off with a bye this week­end be­fore tak­ing on the Ma­nunda Hawks again on June 1 at the Croc Pit.

Pic­ture: TOM LEE

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