Crocs hog score­board

North Cairns sent back home goal­less for the day

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Crocs took on the bot­tom of the lad­der North Cairns Tigers on Satur­day and ab­so­lutely blew them off the park.

Rest­ing a few guys for the game and hav­ing just about stitched up the top spot on the lad­der the Crocs showed no mercy in the first quar­ter and if not for in­ac­cu­rate kick­ing could have well been 8 goals up at the break.

The in­ac­cu­racy con­tin­ued through­out the match but with close to 100 in­side 50s the score was al­ways go­ing to be a huge one for the home team.

Goal cham­pion Kye was be­ing tagged by the usual 2 or 3 men so the goals were com­ing from all other av­enues like Jesse Maw­son who kicked 4 in a best on ground per­for­mance and his on-ball partner Todd Shap­ter who kicked 3 also had a huge im­pact on the game.

The cliché “it was a team ef­fort” was never more prom­i­nent in a dis­play that was bru­tal with 13 goal kick­ers in­clud­ing the one that re­ceived the big­gest cheer when De­clan Kelly waltzed down to kick one on his full forward op­po­nent.

With the team rack­ing up 68 scor­ing shots and 26 goals Kye man­aged to slot a few and took his sea­son to­tal to 93.

Brett McKe­own and Peter Bury had a huge pos­ses­sion rate and once again the back­line was Scrooge-like in not en­abling North Cairns to score a goal for the day, with De­clan Kelly, Wes Glass and Os­car Dodge lead­ing the ef­fort.

Next week sees the team take on old ri­vals Cairns Saints down at Grif­fiths Park in Cairns, in the sec­onds from 1pm and se­niors at 3pm.

Crocs coach Brad Cooper ex­pects a hard match. “They al­ways come good this part of the sea­son and they had a good win last week with a few guys out. With their full com­ple­ment on the ground we know we’ll be up against it and we’re look­ing forward to it.”

He said the Crocs were im­prov­ing each week and were look­ing forward to the next three matches on the ros­ter.

* Don’t for­get this Sun­day’s Croc Pit $2500 draw from 2pm – tick­ets avail­able from Chris on 0412 320 909.

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Kye Chap­ple vs two op­po­nents, as usual

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