Round one margins, victories

CHFA. Forest Stanley asserted their dominance in the Circular Head Football Association during round one on Saturday as the side secured a 155 point victory.

It was a one sided affair from the first bounce as the home side kicked ahead to record 3.6.24 while Redpa responded with one major in the opening quarter.

Redpa was unable to impact the scoreboard throughout the second and third quarters while Forest Stanley’s Donovan Lockett booted seven majors throughout the day. Redpa’s Vincent Curtain secured the visitor’s second and final goal in the fourth to finish the match 25.17.167 to 2.0.12.

Following the game, Redpa coach Stafford Ives-Heres said the opening contest has provided a benchmark for improvement.

“Training is paramount for us this season as a new side,” he said.

“There was a good fight shown by Charlie Miller, Matthew Best and Vinny Curtain but more players were needed in this area. Forest Stanley’s experience was just too good for us.”

Playing with a home crowd advantage, Irishtown kicked off confidently to lead ahead of Scotchtown 4.8.32 to 2.0.12 at the first break.

The visitors endeavoured to reduce the margin during the second stance and through Kieren Baldock, Josh Smith and Brent Burgess were able to close the gap to 6.9.45 to 6.4.40.

Scotchtown registered just one behind in the third, allowing Irishtown to kick ahead for a 26 point lead before increasing this to 37 points in the final term to run out 12.17.89 to 7.10.52 victors.

In the Under 16s action, Irishtown dominated against Scotchtown to keep their opponents scoreless for three quarters before finishing with a 20.13.133 to 1.1.7 victory, while Redpa also claimed a nice win over Forest Stanley 16.15.111 to 2.2.14.

Meanwhile, Irishtown defeated Scotchtown 13.7.85 to 3.9.27 and Forest Stanley thrashed Redpa 13.7.85 to 1.4.10 in the Reserves.

Round two will continue next Saturday (May 13) when Redpa hosts Irishtown and Scotchtown and Forest Stanley meet.

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