Crocs hog scoreboard
North Cairns sent back home goalless for the day
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.
Kye Chapple vs two opponents, as usual