Feisty form

Scotchtown’s Kieren Baldock takes Redpa’s Vincent Curtain down during round 11 of the Circular Head Football Association in Smithton on Saturday. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

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CHFA. Forest Stanley extinguished Irishtown’s undefeated Circular Head Football Association season on Saturday while Scotchtown secured a tremendous victory over Redpa.

In Smithton, the home side launched into offence as the visitors were forced to fall into defence.

Scotchtown secured a four goal margin at the first break, extending this out to 10 goals at half time.

Claiming five majors throughout the contest, Tiger Jordan Williams earned recognition for a best-on-ground performance supported by Jaiden Crole with three stellar goals.

Redlegs Vincent Curtain, Ashley Nielson and Stafford Ives-Heres assembled strong defensive pressure throughout the contest pushing the Tigers into the midfield, however the attacking pressure of Scotchtown prevailed.

In the fourth term, the home side rallied a final offensive effort to notch 10 goals and steal a strong victory, 23.20.158 to 1.1.7.

In the other game, Irishtown hosted Forest Stanley in a gripping contest.

The home side led throughout the first term with three goals as the visitors followed by two points at quarter time.

In the second half, the Demons notched four unanswered goals as Brandon Tonks, Lincoln Jackson and Payden Davis claimed two majors throughout the match.

Accuracy in front of goal failed Forest Stanley in the second half while Irishtown began to crumble under the defensive pressure.

Ultimately, the visitors secured a victory by 40 points, 7.5.47 to 12.15.87.

Low scores were recorded in the Reserves games as Scotchtown secured a victory over Redpa, 6.8.44 to 3.4.22, and Irishtown defeated Forest Stanley, 4.9.33 to 1.5.11.

In the Under 17 games, Redpa and Irishtown secured strong victories, extending the margins above 50 points in both instances.

Digby Marshall, Lloyd Gallaher, Logan Horton and Oliver Morice led the Redlegs in booting two majors for an eight goal margin at the final siren, 4.1.25 to 12.11.83.

Brae Gardner led the Canaries with three majors as the side secured a six goal margin in the first term. Anthony Steers notched the lone opposing goal in the third quarter as the game finished in the favour of Irishtown, 12.17.89 to 1.3.9.

Redpa and Irishtown led in the Under 14 action where the defences of Scotchtown and Forest Stanley were flooded by opposition.

In Smithton, Redpa restricted Scotchtown to one behind until the final term when the side booted two majors in response to the 5.10.40 score of the visitors.

A similar scenario unfolded in the other game where Irishtown prevented Forest Stanley from converting in the first term before holding the Demons to one point until the last quarter. Meanwhile, the Canaries secured six majors to finish with the win, 6.6.42 to 1.1.7.

In round 12 of the Circular Head Football Association, Irishtown will go on the road to meet with Redpa while Forest Stanley and Scotchtown meet in Stanley this Saturday (July 7).


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