Giant trifecta

An East Devonport opponent approaches from behind as Circular Head’s Damon Smith looks for an option in offence.

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NWFL. In a tight contest, the Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants claimed victory over East Devonport in the North West Football League on Saturday. 

The Swans led at the first change before the home side fought to secure four goals in the second, conceding just one. 

Matt Elliott, Damien Medwin and Damon Smith continued a consistent season, each notching two majors throughout the match and playing a crucial role in the victory. 

Following the half time break, the home side lost its offensive momentum and turned on its defence as the visitors came within two points of the Giants. 

Circular Head kicked back into gear in the fourth term, booting four goals while conceding two to reach 9.11.65 to 7.10.52. 

In the Reserves, Circular Head saturated East Devonport with offensive pressure while preventing the visitors from making an impact on the game. 

Giants Chris Smith, Jaxon Poke, Nathan Drake and Brayden Medwin scored multiple times for the home side as James Force, David Blake, Smith and Poke contributed to the victory with strong performances. 

By the main break, Circular Head had secured a margin of 66 points. This was extended to 92 points at three-quarter time as East Devonport failed to notch a goal. 

The Giants allowed two opposing majors to slip past the defence in the final term while contributing two of their own for the victory, 15.17.107 to 2.4.16. 

The Under 18 side sealed the trifecta, dominating in a 65 point win. 

The Giants prevented the Swans from scoring through the main posts for the first half and allowed just three behinds to go against them. 

Bailey Grey, Isaac Perry and Brody Brown kicked with accuracy to earn multiple majors supported by Kailen Oates, Vincent O’Halloran and Logan Smith. 

Three goals were added to the home side tally in the third while the opposition notched two majors however the Giants prevented the Swans from adding to this in the final to run away with the victory, 11.14.80 to 2.3.15. 

Latrobe will host the Circular Head Giants in the next round of the North West Football League this Saturday (June 30). 

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