CHFA. In round eight of the Circular Head Football Association, Irishtown and Forest Stanley produced a match fuelled by determination in Stanley.
The aggression was evident from the first bounce as the fight for possession and control of the game was obstructed by defence at both ends of the ground.
Kurt Everett, of Irishtown, led the forwardline with five majors matched by his counterpart Donovan Lockett, of Forest Stanley.
By the first break, the home side led by a mere three behinds before the visitors fought back for a three goal lead at the main break.
The Demons’ determination skyrocketed in the third term as the side notched three majors while restricting the Canaries to two behinds.
At the final change, five points separated the opponents. The hard fought final quarter favoured the visitors as Irishtown claimed the victory, 11.10.76 to 13.14.92.
In Smithton, Scotchtown controlled the contest as Brent Burgess and Judd Stewart contributed eight and four goals respectively throughout the match.
By the half time siren, the home side held onto an eight goal margin after Aaron Littlejohn notched one major for the opposition.
The Tigers advanced on the Redlegs in the third, to expand the margin to 72 points.
Kalon Nicholls added a second goal for Redpa in the fourth quarter before Scotchtown sealed the victory, 19.16.130 to 2.0.12.
In the Reserves, Irishtown led throughout the first three quarters until Forest Stanley changed the pace of the game.
The home side prevented the visitors from hitting the posts in the fourth to notch two majors and two behinds and steal the victory, 7.7.49 to 7.3.45.
The Redpa and Scotchtown contest was an underwhelming affair with a disappointing Tigers’ conversion rate and just one behind added to the Redlegs’ score, 7.16.58 to 0.1.1.
In the Under 17 action, Alwyn Russell and Tyler Young dominated in the meeting between Irishtown and Forest Stanley, claiming five majors each for the Canaries.
The visiting team notched nine goals and conceded one in the opening term to continue to hold Forest Stanley to one major throughout the remaining quarters and win 23.17.155 to 1.0.6.
Digby Marshall led the Redpa outfit with two goals throughout the Scotchtown encounter.
The home side notched two goals and one behind in the first term however was unable to convert again until the fourth quarter, with one behind, conceding the game 2.2.14 to 6.4.40 to Redpa.
The Under 14 competition continues to produce rising stars and action packed matches, where Forest Stanley and Irishtown fought for the 4.1.25 to 1.3.9 result on Saturday and Redpa returned to the west with the 5.2.32 to 2.0.12 win against Scotchtown.
The Circular Head Football Association season will take a break for the long weekend before returning on Saturday June 16. The round nine contests will be played between Irishtown and Redpa at Irishtown and Scotchtown and Forest Stanley at Smithton.