Stolid match un­til Kye Chap­ple kicked it into life

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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