Giant upsets

Circular Head Giant Alana Jago carries the footy out of danger and towards the goal posts during the round three North West Football League clash with Latrobe Demons on Saturday. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

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NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants were thwarted by the Latrobe Demons during round three of the North West Football League in Smithton on Saturday.

In the women’s first home game of season, the side let two opposing majors past in the first quarter before Paige Ferguson and Rachel Woods responded with one each in the second.

As the second half ensued, two goals separated the sides and the Giants were pushed into hard defence.

Brittany Murray continued her fine form and was well assisted by Kelly Honess’ drive in defence.

Christina Johnston covered the field with relentless running and was rewarded in the third quarter with a major to her name.

Despite the 3.3.21 to 8.8.56 defeat, coach Tim Grey praised the side for holding the reigning premiers to a margin of 35 points.

The girls are improving each week and with having nine new girls in a side, it’ll take a few games to gel.”

In the senior men’s, Tyson Armstrong marked 150 club games.

Latrobe launched into the opening quarter with six majors and seven behinds while Circular Head responded with three goals and one point.

Trailing by two goals at the main break, the Giants met the Demons’ half time score by the final break however the visitors continued to drive forward and stretch the margin to five goals.

The visiting side claimed the glory in the final quarter with eight goals before the final siren to win 11.16.82 to 22.12.144.

The Reserves recorded a disappointing 121 point defeat, 3.6.24 to 22.13.145, as Jesse Popowski, Wayne Tuxworth and Tim Grey claimed the majors.

The Under 18 team recorded 4.4.28 to 12.13.85 as Joel Poke booted two goals alongside one each from Brody Brown and Lewis Park.

The Circular Head Giants’ luck changed in the North West Junior Football League as the Under 14 side claimed a 3.6.24 to 7.14.56 victory and the Under 12 team secured a 1.1.7 to 8.11.59 win against Latrobe.

Meanwhile, the Youth Girls managed one behind to be defeated 14.21.103.

The Circular Head Giants will host Devonport this Saturday (April 28) in round four of the North West Football League.

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