Slick Crocs slice through Hawks


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IT was Indigenous Round across the country on the weekend as football celebrated Aboriginal culture and heritage. IMAGE: Supplied.

PORT Douglas will enter the representative bye with an unblemished record after slicing through Manunda on Saturday.

The Crocs picked apart the fourth placed Hawks with a typically brutal performance recording a thumping 85-point win.

They were again led brilliantly by ball magnet Pete Bury and veteran Wes Glass at a sun drenched Port Douglas Sporting Complex. Bury knocked up finding the footy to continue his rich vein of form as the Crocs consolidated their three game buffer on top of the AFL Cairns ladder.

Troy Lehman, Dylan Wearmouth, Brett McKeown and Joshua Wilson were also important in the rout. Captain Kye Chapple booted seven goals in another strong performance as the Crocs ran out 20.20 (140) to 8.7 (55) winners.

The match included a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony before the bounce as AFL Cairns celebrated Indigenous Round.

The competition has a general bye this week for the representative clash between the Cairns All Stars and Indigenous/South Pacific teams.

Sunbury recruit Matt Medcraft has been selected in the Indigenous side while 10 other Crocs are in the frame for the All Stars (Jesse Mawson, Jonathan Hobbs, Declan Kelly, Adam Gross, Dylan Wearmouth, Kurt Bradshaw, Kye Chapple, Pete Bury, Ethan McCullough and Mitch Bohm).

The match will be played as a double header with the AFL Cairns Womens All Stars also taking on the AFL Townsville Women’s league.

The action starts from 6pm this Friday night at Cazalys Stadium, with the mens clash acting as a selection aid for the North Queensland representative side coached by Port boss Brad Cooper.

Port Douglas    4.5    8.12    14.17     20.20 (140)
Manunda         2.2     2.2      7.5        8.7 (55)

Goals: K. Chapple 7, A. Gross 3, L. Staple 3, K. Bradshaw 2, J. Wilson, M. Medcraft, B. McKeown, J. Riley, P. Bury
Best:: W. Glass, P. Bury, T. Lehman, D. Wearmouth, B. McKeown, J. Wilson

Goals: E. Frank 3, J. Karwan 2, M. McGregor-Cassady, M. Martyn, F. Pittorino
Best: D. Seden, M. Millar, E. Ware, A. Carter, W. Aisi, N. Weiss

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