Canaries’ cool victory

Circular Head Football Association’s second round saw Irishtown perform outstandingly against Redpa to earn a 120 point victory on Saturday. Canary Kyle Everett boots the Sherrin forward while Redlegs opponent Rhys King attempts to smother. Photo courtesy of Alyssia Coates Photography.

CHFA. While on the road, Irishtown claimed a classy 120 point victory against Redpa during round two of the Circular Head Football Association season on Saturday.

The two sides tussled for dominance in the opening quarter with Redpa remaining in the game at quarter time, 1.2.8 to 2.3.15.

However the visitors took control of the game in the second quarter with conditions favouring their direction of goals. Irishtown’s Sean Ryan was unstoppable in the forwardline as he booted six majors through the main posts while supported by Kurt Everett and Matt Emmett with three goals each. The side led 9.7.61 to Redpa’s 1.3.9 at the main break.

Redpa’s form slipped further in the opening minutes of the second half allowing Irishtown to steal several goals in quick succession while mustering just one behind themselves.

With a 98 point lead, Irishtown increased the margin by four goals in the final stance and conceded one goal to Redpa to leave victorious, 20.16.136 to 2.4.16.

In the round’s second senior feud, Scotchtown hosted Forest Stanley under lights for a twilight affair.

Forest Stanley found momentum in the opening stance to lead by two majors and two behinds against Scotchtown’s one goal at quarter time.

The visiting side increased their intensity in the second with coach Mark Kearnes providing excellent run and carry through the midfield.

Leading by 19 points at the main break, this was increased to 28 points in the third quarter.

Scotchtown’s Kieren Baldock worked hard in defence throughout the match to provide drive leading forward for his teammates however the relentless Forest Stanley played an outstanding final quarter to win 9.17.71 to Scotchtown’s 4.4.28.

In the Reserves, Forest Stanley defeated Scotchtown with a 11.5.71 to 2.9.21 final score while Irishtown dominated against Redpa with 17.9.111 to 1.1.7.

The Under 16 action saw even greater margins with Scotchtown running away winners over Forest Stanley, 12.9.81 to 2.3.15, and Redpa thwarting Irishtown 23.13.151 to 1.1.7.

Round three will see Scotchtown host Redpa and Irishtown meet with Forest Stanley this Saturday (May 20).

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