Easy win does Crocs no favours
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!