Demons demote Tigers

Forest Stanley Demon Johno ‘Joe Dirt’ Dale and Scotchtown Tiger Kieren Baldock fight for possession during round nine of the Circular Head Football Association in Smithton on Saturday. Picture: Ashleigh Force. 

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CHFA. Following a victory in round nine, Irishtown remain undefeated in the Circular Head Football Association while Forest Stanley and Scotchtown continue to contest the second spot on the ladder.

In Smithton on Saturday the Demons and Tigers met in a frigid but fiery contest.

The home side finished the first term one goal ahead before extending the margin to two majors at the main break.

Tigers Kieren Baldock, Ben Poke and Jordan Williams provided drive in the midfield to control the game in offence.

As the rain subsided in the final term, Demons Donovan Lockett, Cameron Lockett and Brandon Tonks got a grip on the game to rally the visitors and convert for the victory, 5.13.43 to 9.5.59.

In the other match, Redpa tapped three behinds through the posts in the first quarter however struggled against the Irishtown defence for the remaining three terms.

The Canaries claimed an eight goal advantage by the main break, assisted by Kurt Everett with five majors as well as three goals to both Kurt Foss and Gary Randall throughout the contest.

Redlegs Zac Bransden, Vincent Curtain and Rodney Franks lead the opposing defensive attack with strength however began to falter in the fourth following an intense three quarters, allowing the Canaries to claim a triumphant victory, 18.25.133 to 0.3.3.

In the Reserves, Forest Stanley played with purpose and strength in attack throughout the four quarters though not without defensive pressure from Scotchtown, finishing the contest in the Demons’ favour 5.2.32 to 8.11.59. Irishtown claimed an uncontested victory against Redpa, winning with 10.12.72.

Scotchtown and Redpa were the strongest sides in the Under 17 action as the Tigers defeated the Demons 10.15.75 to 2.2.14 while the Redlegs claimed the Canaries’ game 3.6.24 to 8.4.52.

In the Under 14 action, Redpa prevented Irishtown from hitting the scoreboard for three quarters before conceding a goal to Nash Walker in the final term. The visitors earned the 1.3.9 to 5.2.32 win.

Forest Stanley prevented Scotchtown from stealing the match, holding scores to a low 4.7.31 to 2.1.13 in the Tigers’ favour.

In the next round of the Circular Head Football Association, Irishtown will host Scotchtown while Redpa take on Forest Stanley this Saturday (June 23).

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