Junior Crocs, big hearts

Friday 25 March 2011

Junior Crocs, big hearts



Under 16s Centrals 5-5-47 def Port Douglas 4-7-31

The Crocs got off to a slow start allowing Centrals a few unanswered goals in the first quarter which really set up their win. Despite a gutsy effort the Crocs were unable to bridge the gap even after winning the last three quarters. A few missed opportunities in front of goal prevented the Crocs asserting dominance on the game but, with this being their first game as a team this season I think we will see big things as the year progresses.

Unlike many of the other grades the Under 16s have great numbers with 27 players turning up for the game on Friday night which makes it so much more important that they boys (if able) commit to training two nights a week. Micheal Mckeown and Jack Goodall saw plenty of the ball with Captain Max Aldrich leading by example kicking one goal and being named best on ground. Other goal kickers were Josh Harris, Amani Anderson, and Jack Goodall. Awards also went to Vice Captain Westy, Micheal Mckeown and Micheal Edelberg. Thanks to Snowy and the boys who helped out on Friday night as Coach Trevor was away.


Under 14s Hawks 9-5-59 def Port Douglas 3-2-20

With Rod Davidson once again taking over the role as caretaker coach the undermanned but not under done Crocs put in a great effort against Manunda Hawks in very warm and humid conditions.

The Crocs maintained pressure right up to the final siren but were unfortunately beaten by a much bigger  side with the distinct advantage of superior numbers allowing frequent rotations.

It was hard four quarter struggle with not much of a break for the boys especially those who also played under 12s. Goal Kickers for the Crocs were Quinlan Cannon, Mitchell Bohm and Tom Goodall. Awards for the match were presented to Ethan McCullough, Quinlan Cannon, Louie Gianaia, Jai Phillips and Guy Phongsunthorn. Rumour has it that Davo had to give up his joggers when Mitchell Bohm had a footwear malfunction. That’s commitment!


Under 12s Hawks 7-4-46 def Port Douglas 3-4-22

The boys started out well and were only one goal down at quarter time. Billy did a great job at half back and Brayden was on was on top of his game up forward, Ben Muia was all over the ground booting two goals. Tom was on his game at half back sending the ball into the forward line on many occasions. .

Jack and Daniel did a great job in there first game for the Crocs. It would be great to see a full team this week and have a win. Awards in round two went to Brett Davidson and Daniel and great job by Benny boy kicking two.


Under 10s played Centrals in what was a great game at Cazaly’s. Once again conditions were very warm but the boys contested the ball hard. Ryan was unstoppable when he had the ball in his hand Reuben took some great overhead marks and passed the ball out to running players Daniel, Toby and Jack.

Leon was in everything getting kicks all around the ground and Jacob was on target kicking the ball to team mates Dylan and Tyson who in turn got the ball out to forwards Casey and Rory. Anthony played a great game in defence kicking the ball long out of the backline. Goal kickers were Reuben with two, with Ryan and Leon also kicking truly in front of goal. Awards went to Reuben Allison, Toby Ellison, Ryan Bourguignon and Jack Harrington.


Under 8s Port Douglas played Hawks Gold and for many of the players it was their first time playing on the leagues premier oval at Cazaly’s. The Crocs were short on numbers this week but with help from a few Under 10 brothers they managed to pull together and play a good even game against the Hawks.

Great to see everyone sharing around in front of the big sticks with goals going to Jessie Bourguignon, Geneva Gilbert, Jake Sherwell, Scott Cooper and Rory Nyko. Player of the match went to pint sized Cameron Nyko for his enthusiasm and great team play. Other award winners were Geneva Gilbert and Scott Cooper.