NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants claimed a sharp victory in round four of the North West Football League on Saturday.
In the first victory of the season, the mistakes of the previous three rounds haunted Circular Head as Devonport held a four goal lead at the first break. The home side conceded one goal in the second quarter as the Giants claimed two of their own.
The Magpies managed one major in the third as the Giants began to rumble under the leadership of leading goal kicker Damien Medwin, who bagged five majors throughout the contest, to even the scores at the final break to 7.10.52 apiece.
The Giants silenced the Magpies in the fourth quarter with Scott Bryan, Harry Jaeger, Aaron Tuxworth, Woody French, Jaiden Crole and coach Matt Elliott adding to the final tally of 11.14.80 to 8.13.61.
The Giants held the game in the palm of their hands throughout the Reserves’ contest as the Magpies managed one single behind in the first quarter while the home side launched ahead with six majors and six behinds.
Devonport added another point in the second quarter before a third point after the half time break while Circular Head continued to dominate with Nathan Bransden claiming eight goals and Sam Poke adding three goals throughout.
The visitors found the middle posts in the final quarter to slip one major past as the Giants claimed the victory, 21.20.146 to 1.3.9.
In the Under 18 game, Circular Head weren’t able to match the pace of Devonport.
Giants Mason Chatwin and Joel Poke claimed the only majors despite multiple scoring opportunities while the Magpies flew ahead for the 2.13.25 to 9.11.65 win.
Following a quiet first quarter, the Circular Head women led by one point at half time due to the strong kicking of Jess Brown before Devonport notched their first goal after the main break.
Devonport continued to build on this momentum leading into the fourth quarter to secure three goals and win, 1.1.7 to 4.11.35.
In the North West Junior Football League played in Devonport on Sunday, the Under 14 visitors were unlucky to fall behind in a high scoring affair, 11.6.72 to 8.6.54, while the Under 12 side also registered a loss, 6.8.44 to 2.2.14.
The Youth Girls played a low scoring game where Devonport managed three behinds throughout the game to win uncontested.
Circular Head will host Penguin in round five of the North West Football League this Saturday (May 5) where former AFL star Travis Cloke will step out alongside the Giants.