CROCS’ CHAMPION KICKS 100TH GOAL
Stolid match until Kye Chapple kicked it into life
THE Port Douglas Crocs ventured south last Saturday to our closest AFL neighbour in Centrals/Trinity Beach in a first versus fourth showdown.
The question on everyone’s lips was when was Kye Chapple going to kick his 100th goal for the season.
The crowd had to wait and in a dire struggle for the first half with only five goals between the two sides.
The game was played in close with plenty of stoppages and bone-crunching tackles. The Centrals flooded and tried lock the game down and the midfielders were right in the middle of it all.
Jesse Mawson was keeping the female supporters happy with the torn jumper and the chest gleaming early in the first and it was Port Douglas at the first change by eight points.
The second quarter saw much of the same as the first with the backlines on top and once again it was the usual suspects in Wes Glass and co repelling most entries.
After the half time break Kye marked and kicked true for his 100th of the season and onto the ground the fans came to shake his hand, the game then opened up with the Crocs’ run and fresher legs getting on top of the Bulldogs and the midfield in Jack Riley, Todd Shapter and Peter Bury getting on top in a five goal to two quarter.
In the final quarter the Bulldogs got a sniff with the first two goals but it was the Crocs with the last seven of the game and Kye kicking six which sealed the 10-goal victory.
Next week sees the Crocs’ last home game of the season at the Croc Pit with ladies day from 3pm.
All ladies are welcome and $30 includes entry, drinks and food.
Dylan Wearmouth working hard for the Crocs
Kye Chapple celebrates with mates after his 100th goal