Crocs put Cairns Saints to the sword
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).