Crocs trounce Hawks

Lad­der lead­ers easy win­ners by 130 points!

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Port Dou­glas Crocs ven­tured down to the home of fi­nals foot­ball in Cairns at Cazaly’s on Satur­day and blew away Ma­nunda in an awe­some dis­play of foot­ball across all lines.

For­mer premier­ship player Josh Lea was wel­comed back into the side and per­formed well and will be a handy ad­di­tion come fi­nals.

As well, first gamer Zach Gub­bins was wel­comed with a nice shiner first up, show­ing plenty of prom­ise.

The game was ef­fec­tively over at half time with the for­wards lin­ing up to fin­ish off the good work in the mid­dle.

Paul Lewis con­tin­u­ing his great form in the mid­dle, giv- ing plenty of op­tions to the on­ballers as Todd Shap­ter played his best game of the year and had plenty of sup­port with Bray­den Mayne and Dy­lan Wearmouth rack­ing up the dis­pos­als.

Kye Chapple worked hard for his four goals and played up the ground on oc­ca­sions as Mitch Bohm and Andrew Macleod cap­i­talised on their op­por­tu­ni­ties with three goals apiece.

The back­line led by De­clan Kelly and Wes Glass once again was im­pen­e­tra­ble.

They let through only six scor­ing shots.

The miserly de­fence is a real spring­board for at­tack and the team went on to win by a mas­sive 130 points.

For the Crocs the match was an­other use­ful op­por­tu­nity to fa­mil­iarise them­selves with the ground that hosts the grand fi­nals, as they progress to­wards that likely fix­ture as a team.

“We think play­ing at Cazaly’s suit us. We have a good group of mid­field­ers and run­ners, it’s a great venue with a lot of open space.”

With a num­ber of play­ers still avail­able to push up for se­niors, be­ing on the train­ing track is cru­cial to earn­ing a po­si­tion in this side.

Next week the Crocs are fi­nally back at home against the

We think play­ing at Cazaly’s suit us. It’s a great venue with a lot of open space

Coach Brad Cooper

North Cairns Tigers – sec­onds from 10pm and se­niors from 3pm.

And watch out – later on that night from 7pm it’s “Port’s got tal­ent”.

Pic­ture: BRETT PAS­COE

Josh Lea made an im­pact in his re­turn to the side.

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