Giants flat in defeat

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NWFLThe Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants suffered a staggering defeat during round 12 of the North West Football League on Saturday.

Travelling to meet with Latrobe, the visiting side booted one goal in the first term before collecting a second in the second quarter to trail by five goals at the main break. 

The home side gained momentum in the third to extend the margin to more than 60 points as Guy Kearnes, Joel Poke and Toby Reeve alongside Ryland Coombe, Josh Coombe and Jordan Lockett attempted to undertake damage control. 

The defence of Circular Head faltered further in the fourth as Latrobe overpowered its opponents to win 14.18.102 to 3.5.23. 

The Reserves suffered similar luck in a 92 point defeat. 

Recording just one point prior to half time, Brayden Medwin and Scott Blizzard claimed the Circular Head goals in the second half while Latrobe effortlessly controlled the game for the 16.12.108 to 2.4.16 victory. 

Circular Head’s defence was flooded by opposition in the Under 18 game as Latrobe secured nine majors in the opening term, conceding just one behind. 

The Giants failed to impact the scoreboard in the second and third quarters as the home side extended the margin to 119 points at the final break. 

Brody Brown secured a goal in the fourth, however Latrobe were unthreatened by the attempt at gaining power to secure the spectacular 21.16.142 to 1.1.7 victory. 

In the North West Junior Football League in Smithton on Sunday, the Under 12 team played a dominating match to win, 10.6.66 to 1.0.6. 

Michael Innes-Smith led the side in collecting five majors and a spot on the best players’ list alongside Jakhan Wells with two goals and Mason Brown, Xavier Heald and Jacob Furphy. 

The side held the visitors scoreless throughout the first half before conceding one goal in the third and storming away with a 60 point victory. 

In the Under 14 game, Brandon Woolley and Brandon Stokes booted the Giants’ goals supported by Eli Bellinger, Riley Lockett, Hunter Stokes, Kalon Nicholls and Jesse Lee. 

The side trailed by four points for three quarters before a final quarter push to finish 2.4.16 to 4.6.30. 

The Circular Head Junior Girls squad was unable to thread a score through the goal posts to be defeated by 10.17.77. 

The Circular Head Giants junior sides will next play in the North West Junior Football League this Sunday (July 8) when they travel to take on Ulverstone. 

In the next round of the North West Football League, Circular Head will host Burnie on Saturday July 14.

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