Crocs battle it out against Bulldogs
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.
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