Crocs sav­age the Li­ons

Port Dou­glas post another thump­ing vic­tory

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Crocs played their fi­nal game at home against the Cairns City Li­ons in front of a healthy crowd starved of lo­cal AFL and a huge at­ten­dance of women for our Ladies Day.

The ladies tip­pled on the cham­pagne and wine and roast pork spit kindly do­nated by mem­ber Joe War­ren from Cook­town.

The Crocs kicked against a tricky breeze at the Croc Pit and reg­is­tered 5 goals 8 at the quar­ter time break.

Josh Lea was show­ing his qual­i­ties on a wing with his best game back since his re­turn and looks primed for a huge Septem­ber. Bray­den Mayne on the other wing has slot­ted into a great role and gets bet­ter each week with his run­ning both ways.

Mitch Bohm rel­ished the op­por­tu­nity at full for­ward with some strong and telling marks in Kye Chap­ple’s ab­sence with a back nig­gle.

If not for in­ac­cu­racy and giv­ing a few off, Mitch could have eas­ily had dou­ble fig­ures next to his name but in a stand out ef­fort ended with six goals.

The on­ballers were once again dom­i­nant with Pete Bury, Todd Shap­ter (three goals each) in and un­der ev­ery­thing and new­comer Zach Gub­bins show­ing plenty of class and speed.

As dom­i­nant as the Crocs were they weren’t dis­play­ing score­board pres­sure and con­tin­ued with the inac­cu­rate kick­ing, to be 7.15 at half time.

The miserly de­fence of the back six of De­clan Kelly, Wes Glass, Jor­dan Chap­man, Gavin Jacks, Sam Scally and Os­car Dodge, with preva­lent only con­ced­ing 1 goal for the match, and look to re­pel and setup inside 50s at the rate of up to 90 for the team.

In­ac­cu­racy again was frus­trat­ing the Crocs in the third quar­ter kick­ing another 4.8 but they ab­so­lutely got it right in the last quar­ter blow­ing the Li­ons off the park with a 12 goal fourth quar­ter

Pleas­ing for the club is the top fin­ish after the home and away, with the se­niors hav­ing the bye this week – they will rel­ish another con­test against the South Cairns Cut­ters in a fort­night in the fi­nals at Cazaly’s with a full list of fit play­ers putting them­selves for­ward.

Just a re­minder to all – the Thurs­day night meals will be on next week with the sec­onds playing Pyra­mid down at Cazaly’s on Satur­day and to get around and keep sup­port­ing the club as best you can.

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Os­car Dodge, Pete Bury back and Jack Ri­ley 5(fore­ground)

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