Giant struggles

Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giant Jarrod Watling tackles his opponent during the North West Football League clash with Wynyard Cats in Smithton on Saturday. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

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NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants conceded two behinds in the opening minutes of round eight of the North West Football League before retaliating with four majors.

The Giants met with Wynyard Cats on Smithton soil on Saturday, gaining scoreboard advantage by the first break.

Circular Head slipped to follow three points behind Wynyard at half time as the Cats prepped for a heavy lifting third quarter.

Marking 250 club games and 200 games at a senior level, Scott Bryan supported multiple goal kickers Nathan Bransden, Matt Elliott, Damon Smith and Damien Medwin throughout the contest to earn a place in the best players.

A third quarter effort failed the Giants as the Cats surged ahead with a four goal lead before confirming the victory with three final quarter majors, 11.9.75 to 16.14.110.

In the Reserves, basic skill errors and lapses in concentration were detrimental to the Giants’ game as the visitors marched home with a 4.3.27 to 13.11.89 victory.

The home side was struck in the first quarter as Wynyard managed three majors followed by a further four before half time. Circular Head responded with two goals.

The Giants failed to find the mark and were too often caught behind the play as the Cats claimed three goals in the third while the home side notched its third major of the match.

Wynyard sealed the victory with three goals in the final.

In the Women’s game, Alana Jago notched the Giants’ goal as the side surrendered 1.1.7 to 9.19.73.

Brody Brown claimed three of the five majors in the Under 18 game alongside Isaac Perry and Kaleb O’Halloran. The side trailed throughout the four quarters to ultimately fall by nine goals, 5.2.32 to 14.11.95.

In the North West Junior Football League action, both the Under 14 and Under 12 teams claimed classy victories in Wynyard on Sunday, the Under 14 side winning 4.4.28 to 6.8.44 while the Under 12 team booted 1.2.8 to 7.5.47. Meanwhile the Junior Girls fell in a close game where Piper Stokes booted the visitors’ goal, 2.7.19 to 1.3.9.

The Circular Head Giants will travel in round nine of the North West Football League to take on the Burnie Dockers this Saturday (June 2).

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