One more chance

The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants have one shot left in the North West Football League following a home game defeat against Ulverstone on Saturday, where Guy Kearnes handballs out of the pack. The Giants will play in the Elimination Final this weekend in a last chance to continue towards finals glory. Picture: Ashleigh Force. 

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NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants finished without a win in the final round of the North West Football League season on Saturday. 

Playing in front of a home crowd could not inspire the club as Circular Head recorded three losses from three games throughout the day.  

Dampened conditions provided a dirty field as the senior sides tore in to competition. 

Ulverstone opened the game, launching ahead to earn four majors in the first term followed by three in the second. 

In the third quarter Circular Head added three goals, booted by Woody French, Mark Kearnes and Jordan Lockett, to the eight points secured in the first half. Yet these majors were to be the last to sail through the Giants’ posts. 

Ulverstone scored four majors in the third followed by another four in the final term as Circular Head finished the fourth quarter with two behinds, 4.5.29 to 16.19.115. 

Best players were Harry Jaeger, Kalon House, Ryan Grey, Toby Reeve, French and Kearnes. 

In the Reserves, Ulverstone played a dominating match preventing Circular Head from booting any more than four behinds. 

Hard pressed in defence, Zaryn Monson, Nathan Drake, Connor Smith, Luke Magee, Scott Blizzard and Taygen Dennison attempted to push out the opposition, finishing on 0.4.4 to 11.14.80. 

In the Under 18 game, Circular Head kept the pace of Ulverstone for the first quarter before the visitors found a weakness in the home side’s defence to slip through and add four unanswered goals to the tally in the second term. 

The Giants, through Mason Chatwin, Austen Perry, Joel Poke and Joel Keep, secured two majors in the third quarter although the opposition continued to surge ahead and claim three of their own. 

One last goal was added to either end of the field in the fourth quarter as Ulverstone returned home with the victory, 4.2.26 to 9.11.65, ending the Giants’ season. 

Cohan Abbott, Sam Muller, Logan Smith, Bailey Grey, Perry and Chatwin were recognised as best players for the home side. 

The Circular Head Giants will play in the Elimination Final against Latrobe in the Seniors and against Penguin in the Reserves this Saturday (August 25). 

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