Canaries conquer Redlegs

CHFA. A season of large margins continued during round eight of the Circular Head Football Association on Saturday with Redpa and Scotchtown on the receiving end.

An undermanned Redpa outfit travelled to meet with Irishtown where the home side took control of proceedings from the opening bounce.

Booting two majors in the first quarter, Irishtown conceded just one behind for a comfortable 19 point lead at the first change.

With Zach Bransden and Andrew Pilkington working the ball through the midfield, Redpa’s only goal was achieved in the second quarter, booted by Cameron Wilson.

On the other hand, Irishtown had no trouble finding goal kickers with Sean Ryan (four) leading the pack ahead of Matthew Emmett (two), Wayne Dixon (two), Nick Ling (two), Kai West (two), Michael Sullivan (two) and Christian Mulder.

Just one behind was managed by Redpa in the second half however sloppy kicking by Irishtown saw only one major converted and nine points added to the total.

Cleaning up their act, Irishtown were strong on the home stretch for a further six goals to claim the 15.23.113 to 1.2.8 win.

With a westerly wind favouring one end of the field at Stanley, the home side won the toss electing to kick with the breeze.

Booting three majors and another six behinds, Forest Stanley caused headaches for the visiting Scotchtown squad who managed one goal and one point in the opening stanza.

Forest Stanley more than doubled their total as the game began to heat up, although not without pressure from their opponents as Scotchtown dug their heels in for a four goal scavenge.

Play remained locked in the midfield for the remainder of the opening half with Josh Smith, Brent Burgess and Kieren Baldock working the ball well through Forest Stanley’s strong midfield of Mark Kearnes, Isaac Korpershoek and Jade Best.

Scores opened up in the third as match fitness took a toll on Scotchtown.

Despite kicking into the wind in the final quarter, Forest Stanley were untroubled as they tore away led by Brandon Tonks and Cody Guest with four goals each, for a 21.10.136 to 6.7.43 victory.

In the Reserves, Irishtown held Redpa to just one major while registering 20.9.129 for a 123 point victory. Forest Stanley earned the points in a low scoring affair with Scotchtown, winning 4.6.30 to 1.8.14.

Redpa turned the tables on Irishtown in the Under 16s for 18.7.115 to 5.0.30 win. As did Scotchtown, winning 10.14.74 to 1.0.6 against Forest Stanley.

Round nine will be played this Saturday (July 8) when Redpa travel to meet with Scotchtown and Irishtown host Forest Stanley.

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