Crocs put Cairns Saints to the sword

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

CROCS ven­tured to Grif­fiths Park against old foes and fourth placed Cairns Saints.

Kye won the toss and kicked against the tricky breeze and it was the Saints kick­ing the first and only 2 for the quar­ter hold­ing the Crocs goal less for the first time this year.

The Crocs de­fence once again led by De­clan Kelly and Wes Glass was on top early re­pelling nu­mer­ous en­tries.

The sec­ond quar­ter with the breeze saw the Crocs hit the front early through some strong Mitch Bohm one on one marks and Kye who kicked a cou­ple. Then the Saints kicked a cou­ple late and held a slen­der lead at the long break.

Coach Coops took the play­ers over to the cricket field for a talk and the play­ers also had some in­put to try to get back into the frus­trat­ing game.

It made an im­me­di­ate im­pact with Paul Lewis ruck­ing well to his mid­field and the Crocs piled on 7 goals against the wind with Todd Shap­ter once again do­ing the heavy work in close along with Pete Bury and hit up tar­gets in the for­ward 50 with ease.

Brett McKe­own was con­tin­u­ing his great year get­ting plenty of the leather, as did Sam Scally off half back.

Wes Glass went for­ward in the sec­ond half and kicked 3 gaols but all eyes were on Kye Chapple whom looked like he may bring up his ton but with his five sits on 98 for the year as the Crocs piled on 8 gaols in the last quar­ter to sew up top spot on the lad­der.

The boys again shared the goals around again with 10 goal scor­ers in all in­clud­ing Mitch Bohm, Ethan McCul­lough and Bray­den “Taz” Mayne kick­ing 2.

Next week sees the boy travel again, this time down to Trin­ity Beach tak­ing on the third-placed Cen­trals.

With Kye need­ing 2 to bring up the ton we ask all mem­bers to trek down to our clos­est op­po­si­tion to run out and con­grat­u­late Kye if this oc­curs.


Todd Shap­ter (left), Jordan Chap­man (right) and Sam Scally (back­ground).

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