Win sets up the Crocs Seconds for finals tilt
REELING from having the points taken from them the previous week and relegating them to third, the Crocs Seconds encountered a fired up Centrals who had beat Port Douglas only three weeks prior by 3 points.
Centrals kicked with the breeze and slipped out to a 25point lead at the break with the Crocs unable to impact the scoreboard.
Bucky didn’t panic and asked the team to lift and keep with the structures and let the wind look after itself and also led by example kicking the first 3 of the quarter himself with Michael Klein-Boonshate snaring one and Daniel Young getting one late and went to the long break 2 points up with the game in the balance.
The premiership quarter saw the backline hold Central goalless, led by Timmy Oke and bolstered by a couple of Daniel Young goals to hold a 13-point lead with the wind to come in the last.
With the Dickson brothers in everything the Crocs ran riot in the last, adding 6 and keeping Centrals to 1 and in the process setting up a Preliminary Final against the Cairns Saints on Saturday,1pm.
Daniel Young with his 4 goals was named best afield, with Andrew Macleod having a great game – both will push for senior selection this week.
Port Douglas Crocs 5.5-35 7.7-49 13.13-91
Centrals Trinity Beach Bulldogs 4.2-26 5.2-32 5.6-36 6.9-45
GOALS: D. Young 4, A. Macleod 3, A. Davidson 3, T. Petrack 2, M. Klein-Boonschate
BEST: A Macleod, D Young, A Davidson, J Dickson.
Crocs Reserves vs Bulldogs