Demons, Canaries conquer

CHFA. Forest Stanley and Irishtown collected Seniors and Reserves victories during round seven of the Circular Head Football Association on Saturday while Redpa claimed wins in the junior contests.

Irishtown played a strong and fast paced game against Scotchtown in front of a home crowd as Kurt Everett led the Canaries with six majors throughout the match.

By half time, the home side held a 50 point margin as the visitors added only three behinds to the tally in the first two quarters.

Scotchtown continued to play a highly defensive game, gaining two majors in the second half while attempting to limit the offensive damage.

Assistance from Gary Randall and Kurt Foss, with four and three goals respectively, allowed the home side to claim the 20.12.132 to 2.9.21 victory.

Lincoln Jackson was a terrific force for Forest Stanley as the side met with Redpa, slamming home 13 goals supported by five from Brandon Tonks.

Redlegs Zac Bransden, Vincent Curtain and Adrian Philpott worked relentlessly in defence though were unable to match the strength and ferocity of the Demons to ultimately be defeated 24.18.162 to 4.6.30.

Scores were reigned in slightly in the Reserves as Forest Stanley claimed a 57 point victory from Redpa, 11.9.75 to 3.0.18.

While Peter Nutting and Sean Ryan stood out for Irishtown throughout the Canaries’ home game, where the side earned a 9.6.60 to 5.7.37 win.

In the Under 17 contests, Irishtown notched 8.8.56 while Scotchtown responded with 5.5.35.

In the second game, Forest Stanley were unable to guide the footy through the main posts as Redpa claimed an overwhelming uncontested victory with 19.23.137.

History repeated in the Under 14 action, where Irishtown and Scotchtown met in a close clash for the Canaries to claim the win, 7.2.44 to 4.3.27.

In the other game, Redpa finished the four quarters uncontested by Forest Stanley, 8.6.54.

The next round of the Circular Head Football Association season will be played this Saturday (June 2) in Smithton between Scotchtown and Redpa and in Stanley between Forest Stanley and Irishtown.

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