Easy win does Crocs no favours

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Port Dou­glas Crocs recorded an­other mas­sive win over the hap­less Lions on Satur­day, but there was lit­tle, if any, hon­our in the 215 point vic­tory.

The Lions are in a state of dis­ar­ray and for the strug­gling Hol­loways Beach club the end of the sea­son can­not come quickly enough.

The Port Dou­glas side went through the mo­tions in a game that could best be de­scribed as a train­ing drill.

Coach Brad Cooper ac­knowl­edged that this was way less than an ideal prepa­ra­tion for his group who are tak­ing on the com­bat­ive South Cairns Cut­ters, in the last game of the reg­u­lar sea­son, this Satur­day at Fretwell Park.

The Cut­ters need to de­feat the Crocs by a big mar­gin to grab sec­ond spot and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing dou­ble-chance in the fi­nals.

Word out of AFL Cairns is that a big Cut­ters’ win is on the cards and although sec­ond spot may elude them on per­cent­age, the home team, by beat­ing the Crocs, is gun­ning for the right to be re­garded as premier­ship favourites.

The cli­max­ing sea­son is now full of un­pre­dictabil­ity and vary­ing com­pu­ta­tions, per­haps bet­ter suited to Tarot read­ing than ra­tio­nal footy anal­y­sis.

The Crocs’ re­serves side se­cured the dou­ble-chance with a com­pre­hen­sive win over Pyra­mid Power and coach An­drew Macleod’s boys will en­ter the fi­nals con­fi­dent of suc­cess.

As for the un­de­feated Crocs’ se­nior side, a tor­rid fi­nals-like game awaits it on Satur­day against the ram­pag­ing and con­fi­dent Cut­ters. This will be no train­ing drill!

Lead­ing Goal­kick­ers: Kye Chap­ple 12 (114), Adam Gross 5, Gavin Jacks and Matty Med­craft 3.

Best Play­ers: Kye Chap­ple and many, many more!

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